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Urban Myths: Einstein Flunked Math

Contrary to popular belief, Albert Einstein did not fail mathematics in school. The myth may have become popular when “Ripley’s Believe it or Not!”...

Jiffy: A Measurement of Time

The word Jiffy is an informal term for any unspecified short period of time, as in “I’ll be back in a jiffy”. From this...

The Value of One Billion

The number one billion has different values depending on where you are in the world and is based on different number naming systems.  The long...