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Being more Popular, Mathematically!

Saul Goodman said, “Let’s just say I know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows another guy”. Had this guy known another guy like the initial guy Saul knew chances are that at the sixth iteration he could have been referring to pretty much anyone in the world! Such is the concept of six […]

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Underlying Mathematics of Daily Conversation

Every day I wake up at 3am. If it’s a weekend, however, I go to sleep at 3am. I brush my teeth, go for a run, browse Reddit and listen to Eminem. Some elderly people from nearby residences often join me for their morning walk. To ensure that I keep myself socially distant, I minutely change my […]

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Very Very Big Numbers – From 0 to 0% of ∞

When I was 3, 99 was the biggest number I knew of. One day I was reciting the numbers at the playground (?!) and stopped at 99 with an air of finality. This other dude said, “…aaand hundred!”, and then continued with “Hundred one, hundred two,…”, etc. This felt weird. He was wandering in uncharted […]

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How to Steal your Thoughts? (feat. Elon’s Electrodes & Math)

Please read this sentence. Thanks for reading that! Just as you read it, photons emitted by the screen hit your retina, hyperpolarised the photoreceptors, generated an action potential that started to propagate through the optic nerves. If Elon had implanted a biocompatible electrode there, he could have easily snatched your visual input and displayed it […]