The law of small numbers: "We may discover that in brains, it’s numbers all the way down." https://t.co/Q8ozV1LSNk pic.twitter.com/AiWtjUlmjO
— Rolf Degen (@DegenRolf) April 15, 2017
Category Archives: Number
Twitter cuts (#125)
— Cliff Pickover (@pickover) March 11, 2017
The Pythagorean awesomeness of this is actually deeply horrific.
The Derbyshire challenge:
… find anything interesting to say about the number 2017.
Yes, it’s a prime, the 306th. (The 2,017th prime, which I know you’re now wondering about, is 17,539. The last prime year was 2011; the next is 2027; the gaps there, average size 8, are what you’d expect, since log (2017) = 7.60936653795.)
Find something else.
Twitter cuts (#117)
Shiver in awe. Each row, column, and diagonal sum to 666, the Number of the Beast. All numbers are prime. pic.twitter.com/BGeoKt9Jbq
— Cliff Pickover (@pickover) January 1, 2017
(Production disaster reports imminent.)
Twitter cuts (#97)
142,857 is the Phoenix Number, because its first 6 multiples are well-ordered numerical anagrams of itself. Source: https://t.co/jFu1nzZJpn pic.twitter.com/1WVkh0sJXv
— Cliff Pickover (@pickover) October 7, 2016
(The Iron Law of Six is behind this, indubitably.)
Twitter cuts (#95)
Shiver in mystery. The Pythagorean triangle with sides (693, 1924, 2045) has an area of 666666. pic.twitter.com/AsbTUbuedG
— Cliff Pickover (@pickover) September 29, 2016
It gets better the closer you look at it.
Twitter cuts (#85)
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In some parallel universe, you have actually solved this puzzle. pic.twitter.com/I1EKjRJ4px
— Cliff Pickover (@pickover) September 4, 2016
Decimal self-reference made compactly puzzling.
Twitter cuts (#78)
— Armitage (@_100101890) August 16, 2016
Truly, the Geek Apocalypse is come.