Friday, June 1, 2012

The Ashtabula Bridge Disaster

Here is an interesting time piece about the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster of 1876. Funny how the writing style of the New York Times has changed. I plan to name my next band the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Most compact Final Four ever?

Here is some frivolous complexity for you. Is this the most compact Final Four ever? In the following sense: for each Final Four, find the maximum of the 4C2=6 distances between the four schools, and call that the diameter of the Final Four. I conjecture that this year's Final Four has the minimum diameter in its history. I will investigate and report back.