mrsweasley: Mr. Bean at the opening ceremonies. Literally the most epic part of the entire thing. I never thought they’d top James Bond parachuting with The Queen, but then they fucking did, and I lost it.
Q: Why are there pie eating contests, but not pi eating contests? A: Because pi eating contests take forever.
The not-so-simple life: Another Mathematics Rant →
ladycluck: What do you need maths for? Why do we study calculus, trigonometry, Pythagoras’ theorem and all that stuff? Have you ever looked at a bridge? Let’s say the Forth Bridge in Edinburgh. Here’s a picture: See all those little triangles? Why do bridges use triangles? Because they are the…
One reason why mathematics enjoys special esteem, above all other sciences, is...– Albert Einstein (via theweirdbadgerr)
cryingvagina: chewing mint gum then drinking water
philosophicalpoetry: You know these numbers: On the surface they appear unrelated. e is the base of natural logarithms, i is imaginary, π concerns circles. But, amazingly: Harvard mathematician Benjamin Peirce told a class, “It is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it, and we don’t know what it means, but we have proved it, and therefore we know it must be the truth.”