in your face!

Blogged by edjusted as math — edjusted Tue 1 May 2012 9:59 pm

xkcd

as funny as the whole premise is, it *is* sad that so people have this attitude towards math…

powers of 10

Blogged by edjusted as cool stuff,math — edjusted Sat 31 Jan 2009 9:50 pm


I’ve always loved this short video. I remember watching it for the first time in junior high, I think, and being completely blown away by “the powers of 10.”

harper’s index for october

Blogged by edjusted as math,politics — edjusted Sun 16 Sep 2007 8:03 pm

number of escort services and mcdonald’s restaurants, respectively, in washington d.c.: 26, 23
percentage change in the average amount of food a person will consume when eating with one other person: +35
percentage change with four or seven others, respectively: +75, +96

from harper’s magazine, october 2007

bottled water statistics

Blogged by edjusted as environment,math — edjusted Sun 22 Jul 2007 4:59 pm

estimated amount of oil used to make the bottled-water containers sold in the U.S. in 2006: 16 million barrels
ratio of water use to make the containers cs the amount of bottle water consumed: 2 to 1

source: harper’s index, august 2007

america, land of cheap gas!

Blogged by edjusted as environment,general,math — edjusted Sun 25 Mar 2007 1:40 am

next time you hear someone complain about the price of gas, maybe you should point out that the u.s. has some of the cheapest gas in the world. maybe if more people focused on being more efficient with our gas instead of driving hummers that extra 100 feet so you have the closest parking space at the 24hr fitness, we’d all be better off.

one more reason to go on that diet…

Blogged by edjusted as math,politics — edjusted Fri 22 Dec 2006 11:27 pm

estimated number of gallons of extra gasoline burned each year because americans are overweight: 938,000,000
from the harper’s index, november 2006

i want *that* job

Blogged by edjusted as math — edjusted Sat 27 Aug 2005 4:46 pm

According to Rolling Stone magazine (9/8/05 issue):
President Bush’s 5 weeks vacation in Crawford, Texas will be the longest presidential retreat in 4 decades…
President Bush has now spent 20% of his entire presidency vacationing at his ranch…
Counting in his other retreats to Kennebunkport and Camp David, Bush will end up spending less than 6.5 of his 8 years in the Oval Office…

And don’t forget! Bush is a war time president.

Brainwashing as diet technique

Blogged by edjusted as math — edjusted Tue 9 Aug 2005 12:37 am

This article in Time magazine talks about how scientists were able to influence people’s dieting habits by “implanting” a false memory. The dieting part doesn’t interest me so much as — hell-o! They were able to plant a false memory in 41% of their subjects with nothing more than suggestions and leading questions!?!? So what’s you’re favorite color? Blue. No yel– Auuuuuuuugh!

“Don’t get into a lather over sweatshops”

Blogged by edjusted as math — edjusted Sat 6 Aug 2005 12:26 am

Interesting article presenting the “other side” of sweatshops.

People choose what they perceive to be in their best interest. If workers voluntarily choose to work in sweatshops, without physical coercion, it must be because sweatshops are their best option.

salaries ain’t relative yo

Blogged by edjusted as math — edjusted Sat 18 Jun 2005 2:02 am

From an article in People about Angelina Jolie: “…upon learning that they made the equivalent of $27 a month, she cried, “what a mess,” a hotel employee said, and gave them $20″…not to pick on her…(”cause she’s hot and all)…when’re people gonna learn…(more after the jump)
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math cures cancer!

Blogged by edjusted as math — edjusted Thu 9 Jun 2005 1:41 am

Well not really, but apparently a group of scientists have used mathematical formulas to help destroy tumors. More details here

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