Daily Archives: February 16, 2012

A progressively lipogrammatic epistolary fable

“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is a pangram, a sentence containing all the letters of the alphabet, in this case using 35 letters with minimal repetition. Pangram combines the prefix pan-, from the Greek, meaning all; … Continue reading

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Magic math for the meandering mind

If meetings and wedding receptions bore you, maybe you would enjoy magic squares. A magic square is a square divided into smaller squares, its columns, rows, and main diagonals all adding up to the same number. Magic squares were popular … Continue reading

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