Tag: mathematics

Apr 4, 2021

Undoing Knots with Witchcraft

Undoing Knots with Witchcraft

The more I watch, the more confused I get.

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Jan 5, 2021

If you’ve never seen a million birds fly in unison, check this (and turn the sound up!)

If you’ve never seen a million birds fly in unison, check this (and turn the sound up!)

Filmed in the marshlands of Southern Denmark by Søren Solkær

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Dec 15, 2020

The Number of Ways You Can Shuffle a Deck of Cards Will Blow Your Mind

The Number of Ways You Can Shuffle a Deck of Cards Will Blow Your Mind

A mind boggling lesson in factorials using a simple deck of cards

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Nov 11, 2020

Guy Asks 1,600 People How Many Holes Various Objects Have and Charts the Results

Guy Asks 1,600 People How Many Holes Various Objects Have and Charts the Results

Your definition of a hole may have some… holes

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Jul 16, 2020

This is the Best Visualization Yet for Grasping How Much a Billion Dollars Truly Is

This is the Best Visualization Yet for Grasping How Much a Billion Dollars Truly Is

Tom Scott found a brilliant way to convey just how much a billion dollars is, by using distance instead of volume

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Jul 8, 2020

How the Ancient Greeks Figured Out the Earth wasn’t Flat (and solved the circumference too)

How the Ancient Greeks Figured Out the Earth wasn’t Flat (and solved the circumference too)

Carl Sagan explains how the ancient Greeks knew the Earth was round and calculated its circumference over 2,000 years ago.

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Jun 4, 2020

Popularized in England, These Wavy Walls Actually Use Fewer Bricks Than a Straight Wall

Popularized in England, These Wavy Walls Actually Use Fewer Bricks Than a Straight Wall

Lawnmowers detest them

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May 21, 2020

I Never Thought I Would Watch Someone Solve a Sudoku, But This Was Beautiful

I Never Thought I Would Watch Someone Solve a Sudoku, But This Was Beautiful

Never has time so effortlessly passed watching something so random

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May 17, 2020

This Guy Made a Googol to 1 Gear Reduction Machine Entirely Out of LEGO

This Guy Made a Googol to 1 Gear Reduction Machine Entirely Out of LEGO

The rotation time for the last gear would take 52433879932503535381614991275498187972589101825233846406570841889117043121149897330595482546 years to complete once

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Mar 10, 2020

A Straightforward Explanation on Exponential Growth and Epidemics

A Straightforward Explanation on Exponential Growth and Epidemics

With Coronavirus at the forefront of global attention, this is a good time for a primer on exponential and logistic growth

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