A mathematical poem

When I read this mathematical poem by Leigh Mercer, I knew I had found a treasure: $latex \frac{12 + 144 + 20 + 3 \sqrt{4}}{7} + \left ( 5 \times 11 \right ) = 9^{2} + 0 $ A dozen, a gross, and a score Plus three times the square root of four Divided by […]


A Brief History of Gravity

by Bruce Elliot It filled Gallileo with mirth To watch his two rocks fall to Earth. He gladly proclaimed, “Their rates are the same, And quite independent of girth!” Then Newton announced in due course His own law of gravity’s force: “It goes, I declare, As the inverted square Of the distance from object to […]


Hidden haiku poems in The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

Did you know? Did you know that old free books from the Gutenberg archive could contain hidden haiku poems? Well, some do. For example, there are hidden haikus in the following books: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll War and […]