Category: Science and Math

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The Fall of Roman Numerals

Have you noticed that no one uses Roman Numerals anymore? Copyrights and Clocks If you watch a movie from the mid-20th century, at the end of the credits, you’ll see something like “© MCMLXIII”....

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The Problem with Rivers

Rivers make terrible borders. They’re fine in the short term, but the problem with rivers is that, over the centuries, they move and change. If you’re an 18th century explorer surveying the wilderness, it’s...

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Lilliput, Excel and Arabic Numerals

Our numbers are backwards. I’m talking about the Arabic Numerals we use everyday. I realized it one day while using Microsoft Excel. Type any letter into a blank spreadsheet, and it will align to...