Pun Of The Weak: Leauge

I remember joining a tennis tournament where I was the only player when the tournament started. The organizers said that I was in a league of my own.   Advertisements

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16 Fun Facts About Shoes By The Numbers (Infographic)

This is a guest post by Paula Casey. Shoes are a major part of our lives in that they protect our feet providing comfort and support to get from point A to point B safely. They aren’t just a necessity when we’re walking about outside, they can also be used as a fashion statement. With […]

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The Nativity of Christ: When Was Jesus Born?

Presepe by Francesco Londonio, circa 1750 This is a guest post by Souptik Banerjee. The Gospel of Mathew states that the Magi (a group of wise men) spotted a new star that cropped up in the sky and used it to trace the location of the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem. They showered baby Jesus with […]

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Old Math, New Math

Mathematics leads in many directions and to many seemingly strange ideas. If the mathematics behind discoveries is consistent, the ideas are usually portals to new mathematical breakthroughs. Along the way, there have always been mathematicians who would not accept or even consider the possibilities and usefulness of new mathematical ideas that popped out of the expansion of mathematical concepts. […]

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Riding On A Horse While Being Swarmed By Bees

Daniel Wildman, a showman, who became famous for his remarkable stunts involving bees which were unmatched at the time. For example, there was a time when he performed before King George III, he was standing on a horseback, with a grist of bees suspended in garlands from his chin, akin to a beard. Afterwards, he moved […]

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A Mysterious Letter Puzzle And A Poem Composed During The Battle Of Valley Forge

While reading The Jester’s Magazine (March 1766 edition), the following caught my attention: Apparently, this was a love letter to Miss M****** written by “R. B.”. No further information about the nature of this letter was given in the volume and no solution was provided as well. So, I tried to solve the enigma. After some thinking, […]

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Strange Addresses And The Ingenuity Of Postmen

My previous post titled An Ingenious Postman told an anecdote of a resourceful postman who was able to deliver a letter despite the ambiguity of the address. This post includes several more instances in which a postman was able to successfully deliver a letter even if the recipient’s address was vague, illegible or partially wrong. Didn’t Know […]

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Gleanings From The Past #24

You are Getting Sleepy… Very Sleepy The sound of water dropping slowly and steadily into a pan occupies and quiets the brain. This is the principle on which we are told to count sheep going over a fence, and do any sort of automatic thinking, if such an expression be permissible. A former victim of insomnia […]

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Gleanings From The Past #22

Weather Forecast A Massachusetts paper says that Isaiah Thomas, the almanac-maker, when preparing the ‘annual’ of 1780, being asked by one of his boys what he should put in opposite July 13th, for weather predictions (a date overlooked), he replied ‘anything, anything.’ The boy returned to the office and set up ‘Rain, hail, and snow.’ […]

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Triskaidekaphobia And Friday The 13th And A Death Prediction, Oh My!

Today is Friday the 13th. Some people believe that unlucky things happen during this day while others find this belief absurd. But whether you believe in the unluckiness Friday the 13th or not, I hope that you are having a great day. The following story is related to the number 13 and Friday the 13th […]

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