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Bistromathics itself is simply a revolutionary new way of understanding the behaviour of numbers.

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Off by one.

Happy 29th everyone!

Twotofive.

You won

With lots of fun

The Pretty Reckless: 25

CO₂unting.

So for instance, if your laptop is made in China, your shoes in Indonesia, your jeans in Bangladesh, your jacket in India, your coffee in Kenya, your smartphone in South Korea and your beef in Brazil — then basically none of that will appear as emissions within the EU. And a short train ride from Cologne to Aachen will result in more emissions that will be counted as EU’s responsibility than a flight to Buenos Aires or Bangkok and back again.

Luisa Neubauer, Greta Thunberg, Adélaïde Charlier, Anuna de Wever van der Heyden: The EU is cheating with numbers — and stealing our future

Zweiunddreißig.

Time to switch systems: 2⁵ looks nicer than 100000.

Quinoamatics.

Suppose that before the quinoa is cooked, the water fills its volume completely. However, after cooking, the water is absorbed into the quinoa and forced to share its packing fraction. The quinoa stays at the same packing fraction before and after cooking, so the water must be responsible for the volume growth.

Jonathan Landy: 2 + 1 = 4, by quinoa

One Gigasecond.

Should I feel old now? Or just change the way of counting?

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