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17th Jun '16 12:22:52 PM eroock
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17th Jun '16 9:02:09 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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* Language learning app VideoGame/{{Duolingo}} has plenty of odd sentences for you to translate. Ever wanted to ask a Norwegian why there's a Swedish telemarketer in your bed? Duolingo will teach you how!
23rd May '16 7:29:26 AM RandomTroperWhoLikes1R
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* ''Geometry For Enjoyment and Challenge,'' not including the ridiculous title, also contains a problem concerning a boy named Arnex with angles in his pocket.



* ''Geometry For Enjoyment and Challenge,'' not including the ridiculous title, also contains a problem concerning a boy named Arnex with angles in his pocket.

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* ''Geometry For Enjoyment and Challenge,'' not including the ridiculous title, also contains a problem concerning a boy named Arnex with angles in his pocket.
23rd May '16 7:26:07 AM RandomTroperWhoLikes1R
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* ''Geometry For Enjoyment and Challenge,'' not including the ridiculous title, also contains a problem concerning a boy named Arnex with angles in his pocket.
10th May '16 2:30:27 PM DarkHunter
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** The entire contents of the book are cited in the index as "kludges".

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** The entire contents of the book are cited in the index as "kludges"."kludges" (programmer-speak for a messy, hard-to-read bit of code which works but isn't very nice to look at).
16th Mar '16 11:28:01 PM demonfiren
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** A particularly memorable example: "A ninja jumps off from a window and lands over the roof of a cat passing at 50 mph. If his enemy throws a rock at him, How much force (in Newtons) and speed would the rock need to hit the ninja?".

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** A particularly memorable example: "A ninja jumps off from a window and lands over the roof of a cat car passing at 50 mph. If his enemy throws a rock at him, How much force (in Newtons) and speed would the rock need to hit the ninja?".
16th Mar '16 2:02:16 PM demonfiren
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-->A man in Cincinnati purchased 10,000 pounds of bad pork, at 1 cent per pound, and paid so much per pound to put it through a chemical process, by which it would appear sound, and then sold it at an advanced price, clearing $450 by the fraud. The price at which he sold the pork per pound, multiplied by the cost per pound of the chemical process, was 3 cents. Required the price at which he sold it, and the cost of the chemical process.[1]

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-->A man in Cincinnati purchased 10,000 pounds of bad pork, at 1 cent per pound, and paid so much per pound to put it through a chemical process, by which it would appear sound, and then sold it at an advanced price, clearing $450 by the fraud. The price at which he sold the pork per pound, multiplied by the cost per pound of the chemical process, was 3 cents. Required the price at which he sold it, and the cost of the chemical process.[1]
16th Mar '16 1:58:11 PM demonfiren
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* The textbook ''Stats:Data and Models'' has many humorous, even snarky, footnoted to accompany the text. For one particularly memorable example, the chapter about randomness stated off explaining how important randomness is in statistics, and that without randomness, the textbook would end right there. The footnote: Don't get your hopes up.

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* The textbook ''Stats:Data and Models'' has many humorous, even snarky, footnoted footnotes to accompany the text. For one particularly memorable example, the chapter about randomness stated off explaining how important randomness is in statistics, and that without randomness, the textbook would end right there. The footnote: Don't get your hopes up.
16th Mar '16 12:07:14 PM demonfiren
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* Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok's ''Principles of Macroeconomics'': one of the online versions quizes has a series of questions beginning with [[Film/PulpFiction Jules wants to purchase a royale with cheese (a type of sandwich), from Vincent.]]

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* Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok's ''Principles of Macroeconomics'': one of the online versions quizes quizzes has a series of questions beginning with [[Film/PulpFiction Jules wants to purchase a royale with cheese (a type of sandwich), from Vincent.]]
16th Mar '16 11:55:27 AM demonfiren
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* One organic chemistry textbook illustrated the difference between conformations and configurations with [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/78357ffe558a1185315c5fd926cf3932/tumblr_mphej5ut5g1qgq8ipo1_1280.jpg this]].
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