What's with the name?
Allow us to explain.
by Susana Polo | 12:28 pm, January 23rd, 2013
language | science! | Tumblr | women in science | xkcd
Oh my goodness, I’m famous! Thanks, y’all! :)
That XKCD comic inspired a puzzle at this year’s MIT Mystery Hunt: http://www.enigmavalley.com/you_will_not_go_to_space_today/index.html
This is a fantastic site, so cool! The part that strikes me most, actually, is how impressive every job sounds with very simple words–and also how I’d love to work in so many of these fields. Growing up, ‘science’ seemed inherently coupled with math (which I was just ‘fine’ at). Even though I did well in my science classes, I just had no idea what someone would do with those skills other than becoming a doctor or some kind of physicist. I wonder if others felt the same way?
… wouldn’t ten hundred be 1,000? 10,000 is one hundred hundred…
Someone needs to explain the difference between ‘ten hundred’ (1,000) and ‘ten thousand’ (10,000) to the headline writer…
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