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Kudos to our friends at the New York Times for building this highly-entertaining and addictive game. Try it out by blowing up some of their articles here.

reuters:

Kudos to our friends at the New York Times for building this highly-entertaining and addictive game. Try it out by blowing up some of their articles here.

Let’s Play: Ancient Greek Punishment!

I can’t seem to beat the Sisyphus level.

Fun Word Game

Fun Word Game


From a story in The Sun, via Arbroath:
A group of whist players were each dealt a complete suit in an opening hand — beating odds of two thousand quadrillion to one. Wenda Douthwaite, 77, and her three friends were “gobsmacked” when they were dealt the hand during a game last week. Mathematician Dr Alexander Mijatovic, a probability expert at Warwick University, worked out the odds as being 2,235,197,406,895,366,368,301,559,999 to 1…
Everything was done as usual. The pack of cards was an old one. The cards were shuffled, cut and dealt as normal… “We play regularly and are always very careful to make sure the deck of cards is shuffled repeatedly.
I don’t mean to sound churlish here, because they surely deserve their moment of fun and fame, but mathematically every other set of hands they were dealt that night would have had the same probability of occurring.  This arrangement of cards is visually striking, but not mathematically any less likely than any other specific distribution.

From a story in The Sun, via Arbroath:

A group of whist players were each dealt a complete suit in an opening hand — beating odds of two thousand quadrillion to one. Wenda Douthwaite, 77, and her three friends were “gobsmacked” when they were dealt the hand during a game last week. Mathematician Dr Alexander Mijatovic, a probability expert at Warwick University, worked out the odds as being 2,235,197,406,895,366,368,301,559,999 to 1…

Everything was done as usual. The pack of cards was an old one. The cards were shuffled, cut and dealt as normal… “We play regularly and are always very careful to make sure the deck of cards is shuffled repeatedly.

I don’t mean to sound churlish here, because they surely deserve their moment of fun and fame, but mathematically every other set of hands they were dealt that night would have had the same probability of occurring.  This arrangement of cards is visually striking, but not mathematically any less likely than any other specific distribution.

Cheese or Font?

You’re given a name and you have to guess if it’s a cheese or a font. This might be the most difficult game I’ve ever played.

Curvy

I saw this game two days ago and since then, it has gone viral. I figured I better do my part. I found it very absorbing, but not very challenging.

A silly little distraction of a game (that becomes artistic!) The black arrows attack the color arrows  (which splatter on the canvas) – your clicks control how many of each  appear (and where they move). Click on the left side to produce black arrows. Click on the right side to produce color arrows.

A silly little distraction of a game (that becomes artistic!) The black arrows attack the color arrows (which splatter on the canvas) – your clicks control how many of each appear (and where they move). Click on the left side to produce black arrows. Click on the right side to produce color arrows.

The Web Genius has been around for awhile but he always amazes me. (I played twice yesterday with pretty obscure characters from A Song of Ice and Fire – he got them both on the second try, NOT BAD). Can you stump the Akinator?