Weird Weddings

A Reverend writes an article about some of the more memorable weddings he has presided over.

DOG DAYS

At a wedding in Boston a few years ago, I married two blind people who just happened to have as the Maid of Honor and Best Man, their Seeing Eye dogs. All was going well until the dogs seemed to have fallen in love also and were starting to get a little overly friendly with each other. Not realizing what was going on around them I said: “I think your attendants are starting the honeymoon without you”. They both immediately tightened he leashes and pulled the dogs apart from one another. We went on without incident.

Weird Weddings

A Reverend writes an article about some of the more memorable weddings he has presided over.

DOG DAYS

At a wedding in Boston a few years ago, I married two blind people who just happened to have as the Maid of Honor and Best Man, their Seeing Eye dogs. All was going well until the dogs seemed to have fallen in love also and were starting to get a little overly friendly with each other. Not realizing what was going on around them I said: “I think your attendants are starting the honeymoon without you”. They both immediately tightened he leashes and pulled the dogs apart from one another. We went on without incident.

Mathematical Fiction

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A list of fictional books that deal with mathematics in some way.

Of the many works of fiction that are published, very few involve mathematics or mathematicians. However, people who like mathematics (or are mathematicians ourselves) may especially enjoy reading those few that do. Moreover, as I argue in an article in the AMS Notices, mathematicians should be interested in these works of “mathematical fiction” even if we do not enjoy them because they both affect and reflect the non-mathematician’s view of this subject.

(via Kottke)

Mathematical Fiction

mf-head.jpg


A list of fictional books that deal with mathematics in some way.

Of the many works of fiction that are published, very few involve mathematics or mathematicians. However, people who like mathematics (or are mathematicians ourselves) may especially enjoy reading those few that do. Moreover, as I argue in an article in the AMS Notices, mathematicians should be interested in these works of “mathematical fiction” even if we do not enjoy them because they both affect and reflect the non-mathematician’s view of this subject.

(via Kottke)