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BL. Eternally diminishing returns

With enough time and patience and bananas, can we go as far as we please?


BK. Bananas and Rockets

A classic puzzle reveals why rockets require so much fuel, even for wee payloads.

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BJ. The Most Powerful Force

Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe. He didn’t really say that, but the sentiment is valid. If you compound more and more frequently, is there a limit on the interest one can earn?


AG. The Eagle

How to do infinitely many things in a few minutes!

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AE. The Jalopy

An old jalopy zooms up and down Arkansas hills…

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