Saturday, November 27, 2010


Just recently stumbled upon this brief page on "self-recursion" over at Wolfram MathWorld:

One example of a self-recursive statement therefrom to whet your interest:

"This sentence contains ten words, eighteen syllables, and sixty-four letters."

...and, on a more humorous note:

"What is the volume of a pizza of thickness 'a' and radius 'z'?" Answer: pi z z a.

1 comment:

vonjd said...

Another nice example where one thing as well as its opposite are true:

"This sentence contains five words"
"This sentence doesn't contain five words"

Both true!