Mathematical Conversation Starters

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  1. I've just been reading a couple of reviews of a book called 777 Mathematical Conversation Starters. See here (the reviews are down the bottom and quite weird):

    Here is one of the reviews:

    'Instructive, amusing, provocative, and insidiously addictive, 777 Mathematical Conversation Starters serves up ample fodder for feeding mathematics into .... cocktail-party chatter.’

    mmm? .. Can any of our RumRationers provide us with amusing examples or experiences of using maths to open conversations at a cocktail party?
  2. Just what we always wanted.
    Suppose you could say to that nice little thing down the road "I reckon I have a 60% chance of getting into your nicks, mathematically speaking of course" .
  3. You know 76.8% of all statistics are made up!
  4. And that there is a 10% chance she is a lesbian.
  5. Hi Jenny, I may not be the best looking guy here, but I'm the only one talking to you.
  6. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    there's a 100% chance I fcuk on first dates.......
  7. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    ....and a 5% chance of achieving that statistic
  8. You may as well shag me because I'm going to tell everybody we did it anyway.
  9. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    promise to give me a reach around?? :lol:
  10. I'm sure I've seen it on here but; there are just 10 sorts of people: those that understand binary and those that don't.
  11. What !!!!!!!! :D
  12. Well some of us know which category you fall into.
  13. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I've seen it in here, too. I ws going to nick it for my web page. Still might :lol:
  14. Its on someones signature, cant remember who's.
  15. (In Lils) Hi, love. Can I ask you something? If mathematics is simply the abstraction of our intuitions about the physical world, then why is it so universal? Surely each mathematician would then develop a personal mathematics from their own intuitions and claims of mathematical objectivity would become muddied. Equally one can ask why it is that a rejection of spatial intuition, on purely logical grounds, such as that of Euclid's fifth postulate, should lead to mathematics that is surprisingly more applicable rather than less? Anyway, fancy a dance later?
  16. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    If I buy you a drink will you show me your hypotenuse.....
  17. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    and after that perhaps you fancy coming back to my place so we could consider a potential function along with its equipotential curves and the streamlines of the gradient field of the potential. While you give me a blow job....
  18. Im 100% sure its on The Matelot's signature.............(welll unless he changes it)
  19. That sounds right to me, cheers Josie.
  20. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator


    Unfortunately only a Mathematician or Physicist would know what you were talking about (it's a very special number and worthy of a good conversation) In my experience there aren't many attractive mathematicians or physicists!

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