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To celebrate the publication of The Math Book, Cliff Pickover will give away 4 copies of the book to 4 Twitterers. The contest starts now, and we'll send out an autographed copy in Aug., Sept., Oct., and Nov., 2009. The "cost" of entry is simply a creative "tweet" that ends with http://bit.ly/mathb, which simply links back to this page. The tweet should start with a math "converstation starter," such as:
Sample Hot Math Tweets"Math is radical!" ~Bumper Sticker http://bit.ly/mathbRemember, be sure to end your math tweet with http://bit.ly/mathb so we can find it! See the Math Tweets People are Tweeting!Click this special bird to see people's Math Book tweets: In The Math Book, I trace 250 achievements like ancient ant "odometers," the first abacus, the discovery of computergenerated fractals, and the quest for new dimensions. Here also are remarkable thinkers from Pythagoras and Euclid to modernday math icon Martin Gardner and cosmologist Max Tegmark. Chronologically organized, each entry is short enough to digest in a few minutes and is presented along with a striking fullcolor image. After gathering together numerous favorite math tweets, the choice of winners will be made via the tumbles of a 100sided die known as a Zocchihedron.
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@uclaresearcher: "Mobius diapers keep the poop outside!"  http://tinyurl.com/krpjkm  http://bit.ly/mathb
@yoak: "What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jackolantern by its diameter? Pumpkin Pi." http://bit.ly/mathb
@Gelada: "The square root of two is radical." http://bit.ly/mathb
@TheRealDan: "My favorite math twitterers are @numberbabe and @pickover, who has a beautiful new Math Book": http://bit.ly/mathb
@jwmitch: "Math is like sex: the older you get, the more you appreciate being able to do it well." http://bit.ly/mathb
@NewAlexandria: "Mathematics for sharing physical pleasure in a group ;)" http://bit.ly/pIh4p and http://bit.ly/mathb
@pfanderson: "I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren't beautiful nothing is." ~Paul Erdös. #math http://bit.ly/mathb
@christophil: "3 min. TED talk by math czar promotes math education." http://tinyurl.com/ryt8kg http://bit.ly/mathb
@tejaKrasek: Hot Math Book for hot Summer to make your brains sexier. Wanna get it? Tweet about it http://bit.ly/mathb
@ProfJjC: @pickover In Soviet Russia, can 0 divide by you? http://bit.ly/mathb
@gaknudsen: Submitting a math joke to Pickover: What's the square root of 69 ? Ans. Eight some!! http://bit.ly/mathb
@servanti Why is there no Nobel Prize in Mathematics? http://tinyurl.com/n2hoap http://bit.ly/mathb
@chris_benson: Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven ate nine. http://bit.ly/mathb
@servanti @pickover The Dullness of 1729 http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath028.htm http://bit.ly/mathb
@CGoodmanStrauss As Kronecker might have said: What's so real about the real numbers? http://bit.ly/mathb
@indieauthor If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the equation. http://bit.ly/mathb
@MatthewGodwin "Anyone who uses arithmetic methods to produce random numbers is in a state of sin." von Neumann http://bit.ly/mathb
@servanti “Mathematics is made of 50 percent formulas, 50 percent proofs, and 50 percent imagination.” http://bit.ly/mathb
@skyponderer How romantic: "I wish I was (sin x)^2 and you were (cos x)^2 so together we could be one." http://bit.ly/mathb
@danwhnt Getting sexier: "I wish I were your derivative so I could lie tangent to your curves".http://bit.ly/mathb
@drrohe: "Parsing her lips at my advice to add math to her calculations; I subtracted the theorem while she multiplied risks." http://bit.ly/mathb
@servanti: "3 out of 4 Americans make up 75% of the population." I wish I had said this! http://bit.ly/mathb
@danisaac: When I was a young boy, I had an imaginary number. http://bit.ly/mathb
@Gelada: If you have sufficiently advanced maths you probably have no need for psychedelic drugs. http://bit.ly/mathb
@KateSherrod: "Mystical additions and subtractions always come out the way you want."  Umberto Eco http://bit.ly/mathb #PickoverPickMe
@jdyer I'm a fan of "The Zen of Magic Squares," so I'm fine with this @pickover plug for his new book: http://bit.ly/mathb
@numberbabe rt @mhsteger: Mathematical LEGO Sculptures: http://www.andrewlipson.com #math http://bit.ly/mathb
@numberbabe: #edtech #math @pickover http://bit.ly/mathb #gifted #education #mathchat
@numberbabe: rt @reiver: "2 to the power of infinity" http://tr.im/vGTU #math http://bit.ly/mathb
@MariaDroujkova: Make math your own, to make your own math. http://bit.ly/mathb
@dmitrybrant: Assumption 1: Mathematics is the language of nature. http://bit.ly/mathb
@dmitrybrant: If Euler is pronounced "oiler", how would you pronounce Euclid?... http://bit.ly/mathb
@servanti: "The number you have dialed is imaginary. Please rotate your phone 90 degrees and try again." unknown http://bit.ly/mathb
@adrianlangton: I've learned more about math from good books than from my high school math teacher http://bit.ly/mathb
@jamesmcn: There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who think math is just arithmetic and everyone else http://bit.ly/mathb @pickover
@alfonsofr: Pickover discovers the unseen inside of the Mandelbrot set in this video http://bit.ly/r4jcd See http://bit.ly/mathb
@RavenscarDkhope: Although quadratic equations give me nightmares, I developed a way to multiply and divide using number patterns. http://bit.ly/mathb
@jamesmcn: There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who think math is just arithmetic and everyone else http://bit.ly/mathb @pickover
@pickover: “The mathematician’s job is to transport us to new seas, while deepening the waters and lengthening horizons.” http://bit.ly/mathb
@joaovc: rt @irra_k: Awesome mayan mathematics: http://bit.ly/JVWMO @harry2989 http://bit.ly/mathb (via @numberbabe)
@RDGluck: For the number lovers and math addicts out there, prolific polymath Cliff Pickover strikes again: http://bit.ly/mathb
@CtCw_BIGTOE: How many marbles can you put into an empty bag? http://bit.ly/mathb
@Adriana_Raven: RT @pickover Rubik's Cube Cake. http://bit.ly/2UvFyA http://bit.ly/mathb
@fredricktoo RT @pickover:The ants' semifluid secretions reveal a perfect working model of the divine ideal. DeLillo http://bit.ly/mathb
@charmqgp RT @pickover @numberbabe @ak1010 @pcapr @netfortius Beauty in mathematics: found functions! http://bit.ly/NS9N2 @nikkigraziano
@JLC23: "Geometry is knowledge of the eternally existent. " Pythagoras (572497 B.C. E) http://bit.ly/mathb
@JLC23: "I don't believe in mathematics. " Albert Einstein (18791955) http://bit.ly/mathb
@JLC23: http://bit.ly/mathb "Algebra reverses the relative importance of the factors in ordinary language." Alfred North Whitehead (18611947)
@JLC23: EGYPTIAN MATHEMATICS PAPYRI mathematics problems ~1850 BC http://tinyurl.com/l735bs http://bit.ly/mathb
@JLC23: PI AND THE GREAT PYRAMID http://bit.ly/Rjp99 http://bit.ly/mathb
@DarkPhilosopher: How many marbles can you put into an empty bag? http://bit.ly/mathb
@Bobweb2: "What proportion of all integers contain the digit 3?" (Pickover, "Keys To Infinity" Chapter 1) http://bit.ly/mathb
@zagrrl: Nominating @jamesmcn 4 insite that Infinite sets DO have cardinality, but u need 2 try harder than infinity + 1 http://bit.ly/mathb *WOW!!!*
@jamesmcn: Math: without it, how would you count your #benjamins? http://bit.ly/mathb
@LillyLyle: RT @pickover Sex is the mathematics urge sublimated.  mathematician M. C. Reed http://bit.ly/mathb
@hoomansamani: How mathematician markets his book! Visit: http://bit.ly/mathb
@justhour: An extroverted mathematician is the one looking at the other person’s shoes http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics. ~Dean Schlicter http://bit.ly/mathb
@abatheguy: If The Math Book was on Kindle, it should come with a special feature where it would take the reader to a random article http://bit.ly/mathb
@grcr: Mathematicians take it to the limit. http://bit.ly/mathb
@DrKarenS: Marvel at images of the math of the brain  BrainPaint http://bit.ly/180Htc Want more? Explore http://bit.ly/mathb
@ebwolf: Wanted to study maps. Must have had a lisp. Got a degree in Math! http://bit.ly/mathb
@straind: Reading about The Math Book: "From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics" see> http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "The pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit."  Alfred North Whitehead http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there."  Charles Darwin http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "There is geometry in the humming of the string."  Pythagoras http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.  Sophia Kovalevskaya http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "Do not worry too much about your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you that mine are still greater."Einstein http://bit.ly/mathb
@IQXS: What kind of food do mathematicians eat? >> Square meals! Count me in! WE love MATH! http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "The pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit."  Alfred North Whitehead http://bit.ly/mathb
@EFL_Guy: The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God. ~Euclid http://bit.ly/mathb
@EFL_Guy: likes math..... http://bit.ly/mathb
@danisaac: I like the infinite monkey theorem. http://tinyurl.com/cs372a http://bit.ly/mathb
@Tsaron: One is the loneliest number. 2 is the only number that gives the same result added to itself as it does times by itself http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: Zombie outbreak would be 'disastrous': mathematicians http://ff.im/8mo1Y (via @SavageMike) http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "There are no solved problems; there are only problems that are more or less solved."  Henri Poincare http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "The advancement and perfection of mathematics are intimately connected with the prosperity of the state."  Napoleon http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself any more."  Einstein http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "The arithmetic of life does not always have a logical answer."  Inshirah AbdurRauf http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: “Mathematics is an independent world created out of pure intelligence.”  Wordsworth, William http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "The notion of infinity is our greatest friend; it is also the greatest enemy of our peace of mind."  James Pierpont http://bit.ly/mathb
silsb33: "Mathematics consists in proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way."  George Polya http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "The most powerful single idea in mathematics is the notion of a variable." – K. Dewdney http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which however the margin is not large enough to contain."  Fermat http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "I never got a pass mark in math..Just imagine mathematicians now use my prints to illustrate their books."M.C. Escher http://bit.ly/mathb
@rebellionkid: The amount of points (real numbers) on the number line 01 is 2 to the power of the amount of whole numbers 1infinity http://bit.ly/mathb
@hemantmehta: What should I read first? The new Dawkins' book, The Lost Symbol, or this tantalizing one... http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "But don't panic. Base 8 is just like Base 10 really. If you're missing two fingers."  Tom Lehrer http://bit.ly/mathb
@danisaac: In the binary system we count on our fists instead of on our fingers. ~Anon http://bit.ly/mathb
@ danisaac: Infinity is a floorless room without walls or ceiling. ~Anon http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: Surprises in Mathematics and Theory (via @rjlipton) http://bit.ly/4CBL2r (RT @bakhvalov) http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: "The pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit."  Alfred North Whitehead http://bit.ly/mathb
@danisaac: Mathematics and breakfast reading. http://tinyurl.com/movutf http://bit.ly/mathb
@_mark: According to Tegmark's theory (and Stewy from Family Guy) in an alternate universe I'm smarter than Dr. Cliff Pickover! http://bit.ly/mathb
@banzeramidy: "As mortals (numbers), we're ruled by conditions (equations), not by ourselves (expressions)." Bodhidharma http://bit.ly/mathb
@silsb33: Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not.GH Hardy http://bit.ly/mathb
@_mark: #Science  @pickover Symphony of Science: http://hollywooddigital.tumblr.com/  Any Got Links 2 Sci/Math Vids of You? : http://bit.ly/mathb
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