Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Bathroom Math


I was taking a leak at work in the boys bathroom, and instead of seeing the typical bathroom graffiti, I found a puzzling mathmatical conundrum. Maybe KellieJ can shed light on it, being that she was a math major.

As best I can tell, it is "D = (The Square Root of) (x2 - X1) to the power of 2, + y2 - y1) to the power of 2."

Perhaps it was a formula for a test...?

7 comments:

bigsip said...

Looks like a homework problem to me. Hey, some people do their best thinking on the toilet. I wonder how many of the great minds of our time came up with brilliant theories and formulas while on the throne.

lilsip said...

Oops- that was my comment.

mmullinz8 said...

It’s most likely some algorithm for “if you want to have a good time solve for X”.

Seeing how there are a lot of smart folks driving around Oak Ridge there is one physicist type who displays his sense of humor with what I’m sure are the only funny physicist bumper stickers in existence. Obviously I can’t remember what they are…

Sorry I’ve been away from the blog for a while but not being able to figure out how to post has really pissed me off. But we’ve got the web at home so I’m going to make the effort to communicate with the finest folks I’ve known so far, the bar is set very high.

Brewster said...

The real question here is

WHY DID YOU HAVE A CAMERA WITH YOU IN THE TOILET?

mullinz8 said...

Are you kidding? It’s Jamison, he could have scanned the image, faxed it to China and had it blown to poster size before he flushed.

Jamison said...

Cell phone has a camera on it friends...

Asked some math teachers. They said it is a basic distance formula, probably a boy putting it on the wall to remember it during a test when he asks to use the bathroom.

They said it isnt funny.

mullinz8 said...

Did you let them know your blog buddies thought it was funny?

You should have suggested that they go in and change the formula so they would know who not only who the kid was by his over active bladder but who was writing said incorrect graffiti.

TV is a waste. We got it in part because when I got here I suddenly felt like I wasn’t connected to the rest of the current world. Shows like the Office, My Name is Earl and 30 Rock are good and I’ve found a few shows on Discovery that are cool but nothing else is impressing me. The idiots from Orange County Choppers are still on, some dork was making a cake in the shape of a German Sheppard, Hollywood gossip, blaa, blaa, blaa.

My wife had almost stopped buying weekly gossip rags now that we’ve got TV back the things are laying around the house again. TV is just boring. Sitting around I just tend to think of all the other stuff I could be doing.

More important that all my bitchin’ about wasting my time watching Tv we’ve managed to keep the kids watching to a minimum.