Wednesday 9 July 2014

Why people hate the number 745

On a lighter note (and, boy, don't we need it!), The Infinite Monkey Cage returned for its tenth series this week. 

It talked maths, and was funny and fascinating. 

I could transcribe some of the most interesting bits - the mathematical bits - but I won't. Instead, I'll just transcribe a couple of the audience's answers at the end of the programme, both based on the question, "What is your least favourite number, and why?": 
Answer 1: "3.141592653589793238462643383279...because it reminds me of food, and I am on a diet."
Answer 2: "7.45. Thought for the Day".
That last one got the biggest laugh of the entire show.


  1. Thought for the Day is a religious segment on a radio program called Today. Thought for the Day starts at 7:45.

  2. My task, every morning, is to switch off the radio after the name of the "thought for the day" reader is announced and before they speak. At the very least, to switch off before I hear the religious drivel.
    I have a very high success rate !


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