Archive for August 31, 2010

Pop Quiz

Twelve questions to get the mental math joke juices flowing. Answers will be posted tomorrow.

  1. How many eggs can you put in an empty basket?
  2. How is the moon like a dollar?
  3. What coin doubles in value when half is taken away?
  4. If you can buy 8 eggs for 26 cents, how many can you buy for a penny and a quarter?
  5. What occurs once in a minute, twice in a week, but only once in a year?
  6. What goes up but never comes down?
  7. Why is it impossible for a human arm to be exactly 12 inches long?
  8. Only DEAD people can read hexadecimal. How many people can read hexadecimal?
  9. How do you make 7 even?
  10. One is the loneliest number, two’s company, and three’s a crowd. What is four and five?
  11. Why do statisticians hate to shop for clothes?
  12. The math department organizes a raffle in which the prize is announced as an infinite amount of money paid over an infinite amount of time. With the promise of such a prize, the department is able to sell lots of tickets. How could the department offer such a prize and not go broke?

August 31, 2010 at 7:50 am Leave a comment

Presentation and Booksigning: Reiter’s Bookstore (DC)

I’ll be presenting (an abridged version of) my workshop Puns and Puzzles at Reiter’s Books in Washington, DC, on Saturday, September 11.

Reiter’s Books
1900 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
2:00 pm

The presentation will combine jokes from Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks, some new jokes and even a comedy sketch, as well as some of my favorite mathematical puzzles. If you happen to find yourself in the nation’s capital with nothing better to do on a Saturday afternoon, please stop by to say hello. Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks will be available for sale, and after the presentation, I’ll be happy to sign a copy for you — or for the special geek in your life!

I look forward to seeing you!

August 31, 2010 at 12:01 am Leave a comment


About MJ4MF

The Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks blog is an online extension to the book Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks. The blog contains jokes submitted by readers, new jokes discovered by the author, details about speaking appearances and workshops, and other random bits of information that might be interesting to the strange folks who like math jokes.

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