The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

If you would look on the background of The Simpsons screenwriters you will find that many of them have a degree in mathematics or science. Being geeks, they used their knowledge to hide some geeky easter eggs in the show. In his book, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh tries to find them all and explain them.

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The Numbers in Google

The idea is simple. Let’s make a Google search for every number, from 0 to The Very Large Number; save the number of results returned by Google and plot them on a graph.

Simple, but with a very interesting outcome.

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Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.
Douglas Adams
To go wrong in one's own way is better then to go right in someone else's.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.
Alex Haley

Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School

Richard Branson, alongside Elon Musk, Henry Ford and Howard Hughes, is one of the entrepreneurs I admire. When I saw his latest book, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School, in a bookstore I knew I wouldn’t leave the store without it.

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The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.
Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
A bruise is a lesson... and each lesson makes us better.
Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
Do or do not. There is no try.
You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling
Eames (Inception)