“The Prestige” and Tesla

December 29, 2006

Just back from the movie “The Prestige” (from the stable of the famous director who made Memento aka ghajini). Fantastic movie, awesome mindgames.. a must-see. Eventhough my CBSE texts did give me a brief idea of who Tesla was, this movie gave more insight on the rather infamous personality who was a sheer genius born unlucky (to some extent). With some shades of mystery, eccentricity and intellect, Tesla is one of the revolutionary figures of the 19th century. Sad to see so much of genius not having achieved an iota of what lame people like Edison achieved! Check this video to know what we missed..

Sigh! Speaking of genius, I came across some Math humor:

Q: Why did the mathematician name his dog “Cauchy”?
A: Because he left a residue at every pole.

Q: What do you get if you cross an elephant and a banana?
A: |elephant|*|banana|*sin(theta).

Q: What’s a polar bear?
A: A rectangular bear after a coordinate transform.

Q: What do you get if you cross a mosquito with a mountain climber?
A: You can’t cross a vector with a scalar.

Q: What’s a dilemma?
A: A lemma that produces two results.

Q: How many mathematicians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: 0.999999….

“Top Ten Excuses for Not Doing Homework”:

  • I accidentally divided by zero and my paper burst into flames.
  • I have a solar-powered calculator and it was cloudy.
  • I locked the paper in my trunk, but a four-dimensional dog got in and ate it.

Theorem: A cat has nine tails. Proof: No cat has eight tails. A cat has one more tail than no cat. Therefore a cat has nine tails.

Theorem: All dogs have nine legs. Proof: Would you agree that no dog has five legs? Would you agree that a dog has four legs more than no dog? 4 + 5 =?


6 Responses to ““The Prestige” and Tesla”

  1. shark Says:

    The Math humor was cool… I had read it before… but reading once more caused no harm.

    Theory: Math + Pavan = Humor + Post (read Funny post)

    Proof: Math = Funny (who can understand it anyway duh!)

    Pavan = (Writes) Post (Though not regularly)

    So, Math + Pavan = Funny + Post.

    (Parent Theorem) If A = C and B = D, then A + B = C + D.

    THE END!

    Disclaimer: I am no where close to being good at math. I let my computer handle the trouble!!

  2. shark Says:

    And by the way, me being an electrical engineer… can never forget Tesla in my whole life! he made me burn the midnight oil!!!

  3. Mysorean Says:


    Amazing humour there! The cat and dog one was just too good! 🙂

  4. Pavan Says:

    [shark,mysorean] 😀

  5. Suyog Says:

    This was one of the best movies I saw last year. Period. Another Nolan masterpiece.


  6. Seems the First Paragraph is entirely different from the Second paragraph..You started with something and ending with Cleaning Your Body….Body can be cleaned using a Soap but how to Clean up your mind…

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