Know : Grow and Shrink inside an Ames Room

Do you know how the normal sized humans transformed as Hobbits in the movie The Lord Of The Rings? You too can shrink and grow back as they did 🙂 Because they used several Ames room sets in Shire sequences to make the heights of the diminutively-sized hobbits correct when standing next to the taller Gandalf. What is an Ames Room?... Continue Reading →

Know : Triangle, Square, Pentagon… How long it goes?

Triangle Δ (3), Square (4), Pentagon (5), Hexagon (6), Heptagon(7), Octagon(8)... How long it can go? A Megagon is a shape with 1,000,000 equal sides.  Even if drawn at the size of the Earth, a regular megagon would be very difficult to distinguish from a circle. A regular polygon is a polygon that is equiangular (all angles are equal in measure) and equilateral (all sides have... Continue Reading →

Tribute : Shakuntala Devi “Human Computer”

In 1977 in USA she competed with a computer to see who gives the cube root of 188,132,517 faster, she won. That same year, at the Southern Methodist University she was asked to give the 23rd root of a 201-digit number; she answered in 50 seconds. Her answer—546,372,891—was confirmed by calculations done at the U.S. Bureau of Standards by the... Continue Reading →

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