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Symmetry in Math

// October 16th, 2009 // No Comments » // Cool Tech, Featured, Just plain bizarre

I’ve never been a math wiz, and I can honestly say it was one of my least favourite subjects in school. However, I do have a deep appreciate for the power of math and am continually surprised and fascinated by mathematical symmetry. Here are a few examples. There is no real point to this other than it’s cool. Enjoy!

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

How to hide from responsibility – Russian Style

// August 28th, 2009 // No Comments » // Just plain bizarre

OK, so here is another non-IT related video, but it was too cool to pass up. I am putting it here more so I can go back and laugh at it, than my need to share it. However, it is pretty funny…. It’s in Russian, but you don’t need any translation.

Too much time on their hands – Extreme Sheep herding

// August 17th, 2009 // No Comments » // Cool Tech, Just plain bizarre

So… this is not a technology related post, but something too cool to pass up. The video below shows a group of sheep herders with far too much time on their hands, doing some pretty amazing feats of herding. Don’t worry is sheep herding is not your thing, you will appreciate the humour.
Enjoy!