Friday, June 28, 2013

Stay Sharp in Summer

Summer is coming up. Time to zone out in front of the television, eat a lot of sugary ice cream and forget everything you learned last year.

...OR IS IT?

What if I told you that there was a way to 1) learn new things about math while 2) LAUGHING OUT LOUD. How? You might ask.

Oh, I'll tell you how.

By picking up this rare jewel of a used book recently acquired in our Used Book Cellar, Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks.

This slim lil volume comes complete with some of these old chestnuts:

Without geometry, life would be pointless.

Q: What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pie.

Q: What is a catenary?
A: A string held by a kitten at each end.

...and SO MAN MORE. Run, don't walk.

Also, if you like used books, reading in the summer and not walking down the stairs your friendly, helpful and eager used books staff have curated a brilliant collection of books perfect for summertime reading that are now in a handsome bookcase at the top of the stairs, next to the newspapers. Come check it out!

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