## July 2012

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Q:Why are there pie eating contests, but not pi eating contests?

A:Because pi eating contests takeforever.

“One reason why mathematics enjoys special esteem, above all other sciences, is that its laws are absolutely certain and indisputable, while those of other sciences are to some extent debatable and in constant danger of being overthrown by newly discovered facts.”—Albert Einstein (via theweirdbadgerr)

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Euler's Identity

You know these numbers:

On the surface they appear unrelated.

eis the base of natural logarithms,iis 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.”