Saturn’s Birthday!

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Alice in Mathland?

  1. Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland aka Alice in Wonderland was published in 1865.
  2. Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Charles Dodgson. He was a mathematician at Christ Church College, Oxford.
  3. Alice in Wonderland was originally narrated by Dodgson on a boat trip to the three girls, Lorina, Alice and Edith, the daughters of his friend Henry Liddell. Alice asked him to write the story down.
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  5. Alice in Wonderland is one of the most influential nonsensical fantasy. It has been adapted into numerous picture books, films and TV shows. It’s influence can also be felt in Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbour Totoro.
  6. In an article in NewScientist, Melanie Bayley says Charles Dodgson was a conservative mathematician. He did not like the newer concepts of imaginary numbers, quaternion rotation and symbolic algebra and he satired these ideas throughout the novel.
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Tuesday Trivia?

I can’t stick around researching for a trivia post today but thought I’d drop in with this morsel from the #trivia twitter feed – is etymology ‘trivia’ – well I s’pose it is and it might be handy to remember this for that board T’Pursuit game or similar… I can’t help myself for trying to play along with the apparent schedule for post content here. Anyone made a recent trivia type post at their blog or recommend anyone else’s? A favourite archival post here to refresh from previous contributors? If so, add a springboard link in the comments.
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