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For nine years the popular website Futility Closet has collected arresting curiosities in history, literature, language, art, philosophy, and mathematics. This book presents the best of them: pipe-smoking robots, clairvoyant pennies, zoo jailbreaks, literary cannibals, corned beef in space, revolving squirrels, disappearing Scottish lighthouse keepers, reincarnated pussycats, dueling Churchills, horse spectacles, onrushing molasses, and hundreds more. Plus the obscure words, odd inventions, puzzles and paradoxes that have made the website a quirky favorite with millions of readers -- hundreds of examples of the marvelous, the diverting, and the strange, now in a portable format to occupy your idle hours.
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It was written by retired Yale official George D. That means that the absolute value of b can take only 51 possible values 0 to 50 , so at least two of our 52 integers must share one such value.
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If these two integers have opposite signs associated with b , then the sum of those integers is divisible by ; if they have the same sign, then their difference is divisible by Thanks, Chris. September 23, Language. Image: Wikimedia Commons For centuries, the town of Plymouth was the only port of entry to the island of Montserrat, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the Lesser Antilles. September 22, Oddities.
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