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Tue Sep 23, 2014, 11:34 PM

10. Relatively recently, In The Lounge, IIRC...

...someone posted the following statement about what math can feel like for those of us not naturally adept in this area. I liked it so much I memorized it -

Q: If you have 4 apples and 7 pencils, how many apples will fit on the roof?
A: Purple. Because aliens don't wear hats.

My final marking period of math in my senior year of high school was an overview of calculus. The teacher handed us a skinny little black book, and announced cheerfully, "Here. This is all self explanatory."

She was wrong. Very, very, very wrong.

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