The Measure of a Man: Archimedes

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Archimedes: Unsuccessfully tried to measure the surface area of one of my big round pies…ugh.  From now on, the pies are square.

[oh snap, math humor!]

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Posted by: Twitter Historian on September 22nd 2009

Posted in: Comically Old

3 Responses to “The Measure of a Man: Archimedes”

  1. Carlton Knowles responded on 10 Oct 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    {big groan!}

  2. Rick responded on 17 Jan 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Bigger groan – that joke refers to the Pythagorean theorem which was developed by… wait for it… Pythagorus, not Archimides.

  3. Twitter Historian responded on 18 Jan 2010 at 8:58 am #

    @Rick

    #1 — Actually, Mr. Smarty Pants, it refers to the area of a circle, which ARCHIMEDES discovered, and not the length of a third edge of a triangle, which PYTHAGORAS discovered. Thanks for making us explain the joke, rendering it unfunny.

    and… wait for it…

    #2 — Before trying to clown on our historical accuracy, you should spell their names right.


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