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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me...

...well, not really to me, but to this blog which marks it's one-year anniversary today! The blog was originally inspired/motivated by the then-recent death of Martin Gardner whose zest for math (and contributions to it) I can't come close to, but I do hope those visiting here may get at least some of the same sense of fun and mystery, beauty and wonder, that Gardner consistently conveyed regarding mathematics.

R.I.P. Martin, and I'll commence year #2 by listing, in no particular order, 10 of my favorite posts from the last 12 months:

1) http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2011/01/seemingly-impossible-task-that-isnt.html
2) http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2010/07/museum-piece.html
3) http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2010/10/math-talking-heads.html
4) http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2010/08/plug-for-raymond-smullyan.html
5) http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2010/07/thomsons-lamp.html
6) http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2010/12/gardner-strikes-again.html
7) http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2010/06/savant-mind-at-work.html
8) http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2010/06/mandelbrot-set-to-music.html
9) http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2010/09/book-and-crafty-law-student.html
10) http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2010/07/youtube-introduction-to-cantor.html

[BTW, I regularly follow about 26 other blogs in running this site and probability says there is a better than 50/50 chance that at least one of them also has its anniversary today ;-) ]


Sol Lederman said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Frolic!

I think what probability says is that there's a greater than 50% chance that two of the blogs you read have the same birthday, not that one shares your birthday.

Shecky R. said...

good point Sol; you're right of course (statistics was never my strong suit! ;-).

Peter said...