## Archive for May 15, 2012

### As Smart as Einstein

I’m smart. I mean, *really* smart. I may not be as smart as Jeffrey Skilling, who described himself as “*f**king* smart,” but I think I’m at least as smart as Albert Einstein.

Watch. I’ll prove it.

Einstein came up with the formula *E* = *mc*^{2}. Luckily, I’ve studied algebra, geometry and graph theory, so I know that *E* = edges, *m* = slope, and *c* = length of hypotenuse. I can then use the following diagram to verify Einstein’s formula:

It’s quite easy to see that the slope of the hypotenuse is 1, so plugging values into the formula gives the following:

This result is then confirmed by counting the edges in the triangle. Q.E.D.

(By the way, *qed* is derived from a French word that means, “And there you have it.” It’s a great Scrabble^{®} word, since it contains a *q* but no *u*. You should use it next time you play Words With Friends. Seriously, your opponent will be impressed.)

See? I told you I was smart.