## Posts Tagged ‘Crazy math’

## 1 Fabulous Mathematical Chairs

April 9, 2013## 7. I’ve Got Rhythm

August 3, 2011.

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## Watch this video clip. Get inspired. Then get outside. Start something.

## This is a You Tube clip of MTN Clap shot in Hillbrow Sth Africa.

## Here are some lyrics from the MTN Clap shoot:

**Three, six, nine**

**The goose drank wine**

**The monkey chewed tobacco**

**On the streetcar line**

**The line broke**

**The monkey got choked**

**And they all went to Heaven**

**In a little row boat**

**Clap, pat, clap, pat**

**Clap, pat, clap, slap**

**Clap, pat, clap your hand**

## Now the trick is to convert this to maths.

### NB: √4 = Root 4.

### Naught, 1,2

### The goose drank glue

### The monkey did some square roots

### √4 it equals 2

### 1,2,3

### The goose drank pee

### The monkey said the goose is mad

### √9 it equals 3

### 2,3,4

### The goose drank more

### The monkey said the honk would conk

### √16 it is 4

### 3,4,5

### The goose stayed alive

### The monkey scratched his armpit

### √25 is 5

### 4,5,6

### The goose drank bricks

### The monkey said the goose is gone

### √36 is 6

### 5,6,7

### In goose heaven

### The monkey said I miss the goose

### √49 is 7

### 6,7,8

### The goose can’t wait

### The monkey heard a goose ghost ‘hic’

### √64 is 8

### 7,8,9

### The goose drank wine

### The monkey howled ‘Not again!’

### √ 81 is 9

### 8,9,10

### Drunk goose again

### The monkey chased the hic-ing honk

### √100 is 10

## 1. Hat Wearers Wear Hats

October 12, 2010The SELF SELECTING SAMPLE.

(Thanks Ivy for the No 1 rocket.)

Newspaper and magazine editors urge their readers to ‘click-on our website poll’ and then they publish the results in the next issue. The newspaper may learn about their readership. This is useful information for marketing but otherwise useless. It’s like asking hat wearers if they wear hats. Let me guess the answer? D’uh!

Included here are some results of two self-selecting surveys, which not only reveal the standard useless statistics but also some highly questionable numerical outcomes. In the **Esquire Magazine Survey of Drinking** (Sept 2010) 82% of their readers, who were willing to answer a survey about their drinking habits (Whereby, for some reason. 1 beer = 2 drinks), have a University Degree or higher (Or, maybe, 50% of them lie!!!!) and in the **Health and Fitness** (Oct 2010) magazine survey – Guess what? – magically the numbers for all options add up to 100%. Neat! Didn’t anyone fit more than one category? (Assuming all readers of Health and Fitness mag who are bothered enough to answer a survey on fitness do some exercise.)