Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Today's Spiked Math led me on short little journey into hilarity. Starting with the comic which is all about cake (thereby combining two awesome things: cake and maths), I followed the posted link and found out that I'd missed the comic reference: the cake equation comes from something called the Drake equation. So I went on my way to Wikipedia and came across this description:
The Drake equation (sometimes called the Green Bank equation or the Green Bank Formula) is an equation used to estimate the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.
Except that I read "detectable extraterrestrial civilizations" as "delectable extraterrestrial civilizations". XD

2 comments:

  1. I will never see that equation the same way again . . .

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  2. well done Jeans. You're amazing :D

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