MIF book guessing game for mathematical Sherlocks
All of June we celebrate our 15th anniversary with you. Today we offer to play a mathematical guessing game called mathematical Sherlocks! Calculate how many books the MYTH has published in all 15 years. Not editions, namely copies of books – given all directions, circulations, overprints and special orders.
The task is not easy, so we give five tips. Although they will also be from the category “don’t click nuts” 🙂 In the calculations, we took average values, so the answer was also rounded to thousands. In any case, in addition to logic and arithmetic, luck is especially useful. We will wish her for you!
Well, who is the main mathematical Sherlock here?
MYTH is 15 years old!
Tip # 1. Height
If you put all the copies of all circulations in one pile, its top will almost reach the orbit of the International Space Station. Not enough kilometers. About the same number of kilometers our “stack” will outgrow the orbit altitude of the legendary Mir station.
Tip number 2. Area
If you put all the books next to each other, they will almost completely occupy the largest city square in the world.
Hint No. 3. Length
If you put all the pages of these books in length, you get almost the same distance from which the NASA satellite made its famous video, “One Year of the Earth.”
A novice athlete on a road bike would have traveled this distance in about 5 years (if you sleep and eat on the go). But the light will need only a few seconds – as long as a perfect handshake lasts.
Hint No. 4. Aircraft
How many pages are in all the books of the MYTH? If you make a very good paper airplane out of each page, in total they would have stayed in the air … for about 3100 years! But books are better to read than to make airplanes out of them, so let’s leave this tip to fans of aerogs and large numbers.
Tip number 5. Time
But reading enthusiasts, in all likelihood, also cannot avoid large numbers. If you imagine all these books as one huge text, it will take an 8-digit number of hours to read it. Let’s try in years: if that ancient man who made a vase with the first image of a four-wheeled cart in the world (that is, the wheel itself was invented a little earlier), began to read this text, without interruptions for sleep and lunch, then he would have finished just in June 2020 year.
So, the most insightful and mathematical reader – the one who will mention in the comments to this post the exact number of all copies of all the runs of books published by the MYTH for 15 years, will be awarded with applause. And the correct answer will appear on June 22 at 12:00 (Moscow time) right here.
How not to swear over money, children, sex and paper envelope
How not to swear over money, children, sex and paper envelopes
We’ve had a lot of books about relationships, but none has ever made you laugh like that.
Belinda Luscombe has been writing about relationships for Time magazine for 20 years. And she actively practiced them: her marriage is almost 30 years old. So she discovered six areas that cause the most problems – everyone: intimacy, quarrels, finances, family, sex, mutual assistance.
In the book “Happiness Together” – instructions for technical inspection of relationships. Is everything going as it should or is it time to “change the oil”? There are many situations from family life in which you will probably recognize yourself, and tips to fix anything that is junk. With a fair amount of humor.
Do we have envelopes?
“My husband Jeremy does it with envelopes,” Belinda says. – Every time he asks if we have envelopes, although I have already shown him a thousand times where they are. On the shelf. Next to the handles. So what? My husband, going to send a letter, each time asks: “Do we have envelopes?”
Why can some trifle, insignificant imperfection in a loved one drive you to a frenzy? Because a wedding is not a happy ending at all. Married life is like clearing a path of snow: you start out full of enthusiasm, but it turns out that the activity requires much more endurance.
Of course, people get tired of relationships. This is as natural as the fact that food goes bad and the fire goes out. But we have learned to preserve food and keep the fire going. So you can come to an agreement with nature.
We are Incorporated
Imagine your marriage is a business partnership, “We Are Incorporated.” You manage finances together. Manage children together. Both of you are managers of your property – apartments, villas, cars. You combine the duties of a chef, taxi driver, travel agent and teacher.
Use proximity as a weapon, not a weapon. Cultivate a team spirit – it helps you achieve results in tedious and tedious tasks. Discuss resentments and grievances. This means that you spend time with a person not because it is pleasant, but because you create something together – a marriage, a family, a couple.
This is called “relational thinking,” and it is the key to a long and happier marriage.
Children are a laborious project, like putting together a three-dimensional puzzle, which also snaps and throws dirty clothes all over the apartment. One mother once said that upbringing is as much teamwork as robbing a bank: “One is robbing, the other is driving a car that will be used to get away.”
But remember, you are not together because of the children. Sometimes go on vacation without them. And remind yourself that it’s a good idea to nominate your partner sometimes.
Belinda Luscombe: “When my husband was looking after my son, the son fell out of the bed. When I was looking after my son, the baby fell out of the stroller. And which of us is the worst parent? ” – Source
If you think your partner is a lousy parent, try to moderate the criticism. After all, your skills are hardly perfect. This is the great meaning of having two parents: they bridge each other’s shortcomings.
Have a fight? Eat something
Belinda once asked Mark Zuckerberg what changed when Sheryl Sandberg, the first woman on the board, came to Facebook. Mark said: after her arrival, they forgot what hunger is. She made sure that there was always food on the tables during meetings.
Here’s a lesson from one of the richest women in the world: Never start an important conversation on an empty stomach.
If the relationship is broken
“Repairing” a marriage is exhausting. Sometimes it seems that getting a divorce is easier, as it is easier to buy new headphones than to untangle the wires from those that are. But think about this.
Scientists found 645 unhappy couples, and after 5 years they interviewed them. It turned out that those who got divorced did not feel happier than those who kept their marriage. And the couples who stayed together were glad they hadn’t parted.
Our thinking is aimed at solving problems, although in reality we need a different kind of thinking, “carousel”: now your horse is down, but wait a little – and it will rise again.
The book “Happiness Together” will surely appeal to those who appreciate humor. Belinda will make you laugh more than once and look at relationships from a different – more funny – angle. Family life can be boring, it can be difficult, but add a healthy dose of self-irony and it turns out that everything is not so bad.
Despite the humor, the conversation will go on the most serious topics, and you will find a lot of practical advice.
- Life lessons from the cat litter box
- “Financial violence against a partner”: how not to swear over money
- After hardship comes real hardship: parenting
- What the marriage ninja do
- Marriage without sex: the intimate side of union
- What to do if cheating occurs
We don’t find soul mates like beautiful seashells on the beach. We become soul mates. One of us is waves, the other is sand, and together we form a wonderful beach. Marriage means that you have tied your destiny with someone and said to this person: “It looks like the journey with you will be exciting.” So make it that way.
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