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Math Food for Pi Approximation Day

July 22 is Pi Approximation Day because pi’s fractional approximation is 22/7. To celebrate, here are some math foods Miss C rounded up last year. Food is often used to illustrate shapes, and recipes are used to introduce children to measurement and proportions. But if you really care about your mathematics -and your food- there are [...]

10 Classic Video Game Fashions

Playing video games is usually a solitary pursuit. You wear what you like as long as you’re comfortable. A t-shirt and pajama pants will do nicely, and you can find those printed with your favorite video game characters and icons at most clothing stores. For conventions and cosplay events you will want a full costume, [...]

The Quick 10: Quoth mental_floss “Nevermore.”

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is 165 years old this week. That’s not bad for a bird with a life expectancy of 40 years (that’s in captivity, if you’re interested – 15 years is the longest a tagged raven has ever lived in the wild). We’ll say Happy Birthday to the morbid black bird by [...]

10 Epic Halloween Costumes

This article was originally posted in October 2007. The use of the word “epic” in the title could mean any of its uses, possibly “awesome,” could be “larger than life,” or it could mean “it’s a long story” as it pertains to these Halloween costumes. Chris Miller made his own Bender costume. The eyes moved by a [...]

Dirac Notation Bookends

Lenore over at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories blog created this bra-ket bookends perfect for your quantum mechanics textbooks. Dirac would’ve been proud though Heisenberg would’ve warned about the uncertainty of having objects heavier than books that may fall out of the shelf. Link – via Make