100 Essential things you didn’t know you didn’t know, part I

by eliasen 10. juli 2011 19:21

Hi all

I am currently on a camping trip and I have started reading the book called 100 essential things you didn’t know you didn’t know. Find it here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Essential-Things-Didnt-Know/dp/1847920039

Basically it goes through 100 things/phenomenons/mathhematical puzzles and explains them.

I have read the first four now, which deals with:

  • Why pylons are made up of triangles
  • Why it is easier to walk on a tightrope with a pole in hands – sometimes even with buckets of sand at the ends
  • The fat that the saying that given enough time, an army of monkeys will write the entire collection of Shakespeare’s
  • How you can determine how many more error are in a book, given the number of error that are already found

All in all an interesting read until now, and also quite easy to go to – each subject takes up only 2 or 3 pages.

Go buy! Smile

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eliasen

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Jan Eliasen is 37 years old, divorced and has 2 sons, Andreas (July 2004) and Emil (July 2006).

Jan has a masters degree in computer science and is currently employed at CGI Denmark as an IT architect.

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