Of course, July 7th, 2077 or 7-7-77 will be fun too for those around to enjoy it 70 years from now!

Now you all know the story of the inveterate gambler who waited until the 7th day of the 7th month to bet $777 on horse #7 in the 7th race at 7-1 odds. Of course, the horse finished 7th! Sorry, I couldn't resist telling this groaner...

## Friday, July 6, 2007

### 7-7-07: Your Lucky Day?

Posted by Dave Marain at 7:23 PM

Labels: math humor

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Groaning!!!Which doesn't mean I won't be telling this to others today.Mathematics doesn't have many jokes, though it has one notable dirty one. I won't be telling it here. Usually they'e groners like:

Q. What's yellow and equivalent to the axiom of choice?

A. Zorn's Lemon.

I came up with one a while back:

Q. When the bases are loaded and no one is out, what PDE must the pitcher attempt to solve?

A. The KDP Equation.

Eric--

With a double play like that - You win!

I came up with that one at a conference where there were a lot of discussions on the Korteweg-deVries Equation:

u_t + u_{xxx} − 6uu_x = 0.

As the name is a mouthful, it is usually abbreviated as KdV. The two people I told that to were suitably appalled; they were both baseball fans and good researchers..

On a topical note, we now have an Abelian president.

There is, if course, the evergreen saga of Polly Nomial at

http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/susan/joke/polly.htm

Some limericks (none original):

We begin with Euclid, a Greek

In theorems he was wont to speak

What he could not prove

He did eschew

Adding QED, Latin, not Greek

Pythogoras knew everything about squares

For this reason he gave himself airs

If only he knew

Of sin(p) and cos(q)

And complex roots occurring in pairs.

When Hamilton went to Hell

The devils began to yell

And threw him out quick

Before they got sick

Of his incessant lectures on 'Del'.

Laplace, in a similar plight

Got out of that joint quite light.

For his inverse transform

Made Hades so warm

That the devils threw him out in a fright

But Newton had no such luck

His equations of motion got stuck

When an apple fell down

And fractured his crown

And made the poor chap run amuck.

I know several (bad) math jokes. Here's my favorite:

An Indian chief had 3 squaws. They were all pregnant. For his first squaw, he went out and killed a buffalo, and brought her the hide to rest on. The second squaw he brought a bear hide. But the third squaw he brought a rare hippopotamus hide.

Soon it was time for the babies to be born, and the first squaw gave birth to a little girl. The second gave birth to a little boy. But the third gave birth to twins: one boy and one girl.

So we can see that the progeny produced by the squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws on the other two hides.

hey folks--

I'm beginning to regret starting this thread! I've heard of most of these but they're always worth repeating for the uninitiated.

tc--

My brain is malfunctioning! Is 'abelian' meant to connote he's a 'commuter' president (between 'White Houses') or is this just a play on words for 'a billion'?

Well,

He recently commuted something. That was the context, the clue was 'topical', i.e., in the news.

TC

Why did I read the rest of these comments?

By the way, did you hear the one about...

And then, there was the snake who was challenged to multiply 734 by 812. Snakes don't have much of a brain, so the snake had a bit of a problem. Then, he had a brainstorm; he climbed onto a picnic table, and solved the problem.

He was an adder, you see…

Why is 6 afraid of 7? Cause 7 eight 9.

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