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Month: April 2021

O is for Odysseus

O my name is Odysseus

I come from Ithaca

I slept with a witch named Circe, then I lost six men to Scylla.

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Painting With Math

In honor of Earth Day, today I’m going to show you how to create this abstract painting of a snail in a garden using nothing but math—and the computer takes care of all the math, so really, ANYONE can do it. Read on to learn how and try it for yourself!

Note: this post is image-heavy and may load slowly on poor internet connections.

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National Tartan Day (ft. Outlanders)

Although St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a federally recognized holiday in the United States, it is certainly a culturally recognized one. As noted last month, once a year, almost everyone takes the opportunity to celebrate, even if it is mostly in the form of the consumption of liquor (admittedly, a popular Irish pastime if songs are to be believed).

But, in all this celebration, we are forgetting some close (ish) cousins of the Irish. And if you’re Scottish, curious, easily excitable, or any combination of the above, you may be wondering: why does Ireland get a splashy holiday but Scotland doesn’t?

Well my friends, let me present to you: National Tartan Day.

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