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Writing equations on cornflakes packets?

  1. Mar 16, 2008 #1

    tiny-tim

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    Does anyone else write equations on cornflakes packets?

    When I've eaten all the cornflakes, I separate the seams of the packet by running a finger down them, and flatten out the cardboard into the huge rectangle it started as.

    Then the rough blank side is a nice solid surface for writing equations on, and it didn't cost me anything! :smile:

    And it has several very wide margins for afterthoughts!

    (And when I throw it away, it takes up much less room in the trash than if I hadn't straightened it out.)

    Or … they can be given to small children … to keep them quiet … :smile:
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2008 #2

    Kurdt

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    It costs you a packet of cornflakes at least.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2008 #3

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    Yes, I had a magnificent Theory of Everything, alas, it was too large to fit into the margin.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2008 #4
    Then don't die too soon.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2008 #5

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    Keep working on it until you have something that can be written on a cornflake. :smile:
     
  7. Mar 16, 2008 #6

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    The quantum cornflake.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2008 #7
    dst whats your theory on everything ?
     
  9. Jun 11, 2008 #8

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    He doesn't really have a theory; it's a parody of Fermat's Last Theorem ("I have a proof but this margin is too small to contain it")
     
  10. Jun 11, 2008 #9

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    :rolleyes: I checked out dst's proof …
    :biggrin: it's both corny and flaky! :biggrin:
     
  11. Jun 11, 2008 #10

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    Hmm.. wheres that "groan" smilie again :uhh:
     
  12. Jun 11, 2008 #11
    groan indeed



    I like to write some big impressive looking equation on the paper place mats at bars and make sure an equal sign ends up getting placed just at the edge :)
     
  13. Jun 11, 2008 #12

    tiny-tim

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    I think they're called Fer-mats! :biggrin:
     
  14. Jun 11, 2008 #13

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    If I'm out at a reastaurant, I'll scribble on a paper napkin or in some restaurants that use paper to cover the table, I'll scribble on the paper and then at the end of dinner, I'll tear off the section of paper on which I write. They through that away anyway.

    Of course, if I don't have paper I'll write notes in my palm or on my forearm. :uhh: :biggrin:
     
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