Posted in Mathematics

A Magic Number?

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Everyone knows that 3 x 7 is 21, but how many people know what 333 x 777 is, without using a calculator? (It is 258,741 by the way.) 

If you double that number you get 517,482. Do you notice anything similar about those two numbers? They have the same digits. And I have yet to find another number that, when doubled, gives you the exact same digits, just in a different order.

Play around with a calculator and see if you can find any other numbers like that. Or not.

Posted in Amazing, Florentine Art, Humor

My Visual Analysis

Analysis of The Virgin Mary with Saints Thomas Aquinas and Paul
by Bernardo Daddi, in Florence, Italy, 1335

the virgin mary
It’s another painting with the Virgin Mary
And she’s with two Saints, and one is hairy
It’s done very well, this fact is true
And the Virgin Mary is wearing blue

Each of them have different poses
I wonder how they feel when the panel  closes?
The Virgin Mary is looking down
And everyone’s skin is very brown

The atmosphere is very static
The scaling is definitely hieratic
The saints appear to be litigious
The theme of this painting is quite religious