I could stare at this for hours.

via sadburro

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Nov 11

## I wonder….

I love it when geese and UFO’s fly in that perfect ~~absolute value~~ V pattern.

Found this over at Sadburro

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Jun 11

## Spaghetti Junction

I found this great picture on Tumblr at Cheynesaw. I’m not sure where this is, but my family always hit one of these tangles on road trips going through St. Louis. My mom called them spaghetti junctions and it was always really stressful trying to navigate them. You had to read the signs like a medieval scholar to find the right lane, and all that merging. From an ariel view, they have a mathematical beauty that is completely distinct from the experience of driving through them.

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Jan 11

## MLK + Math

I ran across this image of MLK at The Wild Hunt. It’s a mugshot from the Birmingham Jail. What got me going about it? The number, of course. 7089….. There is a nice rising of the digits by one 7, 8, 9, ignoring the zero. I also wondered if it is prime. No, it’s factors are 1, 3, 17, 51, 139, 417, 2363, and 7089, making it a deficient number. Anyway, here is a list of somewhat random associations–some mathematical, some not so.

7089 is a value of n for which is smaller than any previous integer. (Thanks, What’s Special About This Number?)

7089 is the number of bill proposed to the House of Representatives by Danny Davis, called the Federal Prison Work Incentive Act of 2008. It never passed. (Thanks, Govtrack.us)

7089 is the number given to id the gene TLE2 transducin-like enhancer of split 2 (Say, what?) (Thanks, Entrez Gene)

Check out the Princess Tours 7089 Ultradome train car. Weird!

7089 is in a lot of integer sequences including the Tricapped prism numbers. (Thanks, OEIS)

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Oct 10

## Equilibrium

Another mind blowing image on the Math World Flickr stream. It’s called Equilibrium by MyEcurve.

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Sep 10

## Cool Math Pic

I found this pic on All Are Equal by Tenshi-no-pocky. It’s titled Calculus and is enough to make the left-brained misty eyed with nostalgia. The drawing’s done on graph paper (which you used about 8000 sheets of taking calc) in pencil (always in pencil!), and the young woman is in the official ‘my head is going to blow up’ position. Such were the joys! I want to do it all over again. Also check out the post. Who knew Snoop Dogg took Calc?