Infinity

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Limerick

There was a young fellow from Trinity,
Who took the square root of Infinity.
But the number of digits,
Gave him the fidgets;
He dropped Math and took up Divinity.

George Gamow, physicist and cosmologist (4 Mar 1904-1968)
(One, Two, Three… Infinity – 1947)

 

C’era un giovane studente del Trinity,
che calcolรฒ la radice quadrata dell’Infinito.
Ma il numero di cifre
gli diede una tale ansia,
che lasciรฒ la Matematica per dedicarsi alla Teologia.

(L.Z.)

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17 thoughts on “Infinity

  1. One of my favorites:

    A decrepit old gas man named Peter,
    While hunting around for the meter,
    Touched a leak with his light.
    He arose out of sight,
    And, as anyone can see by reading this, he also destroyed the meter.

    โ€” Anonymous

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