I’m not exactly sure how I ended up on the Wikipedia page listing dozens of paradoxes of infinity, but I did. And I read the whole damn thing and it kind of hurt my brain a little, so I thought I’d share.
Twitter user Kya7y recently posted a picture of a hand-drawn maze her dad made that took him seven years to complete. The maze has sparked interest from both the art world and the math world, because just look at it… it’s gorgeous and intriguing. Kya7y says her father claims the maze is unsolvable, but someone’s going to rig up some clever piece of technology that will solve it. Or not. Maybe a thousand years from now.
In the last few years, there have been some pretty tall Lego towers built, each one claiming the title of “world’s tallest”. How tall could you build a Lego tower before it’s crushed under it’s own weight? Pretty damn tall, actually. If you’re talking 2x2 bricks, you could get a tower over two miles high before the bottom Lego is destroyed.
Some people love math, but for many others, “hate” isn’t a strong enough word… something that causes fear and anxiety and even physical pain. Apparently, if you’re not a math person and you have to perform math in school for a test or something, that anxiety about mathematics can actually cause a physical pain response in the brain.