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Following in the tradition of baffling products such as the Pet Rock comes The Archimedean Turd—a mathematically satisfying, $350 gold-plated poop swirl. [click to continue…]


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The Golden Ratio, or Golden Section, is a mathematical ratio that appears often in nature and has been used frequently in design. This tool can help you identify the phenomenon. The Chicago-based design company Parsons & Charlesworth began their journey to invention by asking themselves “Is proportional perfection really found in nature or just an abstraction defined by mathematicians and designers?”

Their answer was the Golden Section Finder—a thin, pocket-sized card that you can use to uncover perfect proportions in your environment. The finder comes in transparent blue or yellow and just from the few images to follow, I would be checking everything around me constantly. I only wish they made an app version.

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Star Wars math problem

Bob Swanek’s son likes Star Wars (just a little bit). Cody is in the 8th grade and was assigned a homework project to make an algebraic expression into a word problem. He submitted the problem pictured above, and I love all the Shadows of the Empire references he managed to work in. I hope the teacher gave him an A and extra credit for being awesome.

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You might think that math nerds are just goody-two-shoes who would never cause trouble, but you’d be wrong. The proof is in this hilarious video by Jack and Jack who take to vandalizing cars in the most nerdy way possible.

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The whole fiction part of science fiction drives science types a bit nutty. Sure, there’s plenty of room for a movie like Prometheus to fudge a few details and make up their own science, but they’ve been called out by Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter  for fudging science facts.

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After starting life as a Kickstarter campaign, these Mathematician’s Dice have landed on ThinkGeek, where they are being offered as exciting substitutes for conventional dice. Instead of merely displaying the numbers 1-6, the math dice are emblazoned with the the additive identity, the multiplicative identity, the golden ratio, Euler’s number e, the imaginary number i, and the circular constant pi.

If these look like hieroglyphics to you, prepare for your board game / gambling jaunts to become infinitely more confusing and time consuming.

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Thanks to professor Obi-Wan, I now know what mass x acceleration equals.

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The training of your young needling continues with Introductory Calculus For Infants.

Life is all arithmetic. We try to add to our incomes, subtract from our waistlines, divide our time, and for a while, we avoid multiplying. (Lest we not secure a career that adds to our income!) But a time comes when we want to be fruitful and multiply. We want to add to the legion of geeks.

Then we become the parent that says, “If I’ve told you n times, I’ve told you n + 1 times… clean your room or you won’t get to eat any of the first derivative of a cow tonight!”* This book is for the parents of future mathletes. It’s the storybook adventure of two friends as they discover the wonders of calculus. Who knows, you might even learn something yourself, parental unit!

Toss in How To Speak Wookiee, HTML For Babies, That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore: A Zombie Tale and the My Little Geek ABC book and your child’s education will be complete.

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