Frazz by Jef Mallett for November 12, 2016

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    whiteheron  about 7 years ago

    Add a little vodka. That ought to do it.

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    Bruce1253  about 7 years ago

    @Herrweh, I could point out that our modern numbering system came out of the Muslim world, along with the concept of zero. One last little detail, while Europe was in the dark ages, it was the existence of Muslim scholars who probably prevented humans from sliding completely back to barbarism.

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    Robert Craigs  about 7 years ago

    HERRWEH: The Romans didn’t do arithmetic directly on the numbers like we do in our system. They had hand calculators. → No, really! I’ve seen pictures of their little hand held abacuses. They looked quite well made. They just used "Roman Numerals’ to write down the answers.

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    herdleader53  about 7 years ago

    @Bruce1253 I think the Chinese would disagree.

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    hippogriff  about 7 years ago

    Robert CraigsNot quite hand calculators. Grooves were cut into the table over which trades were done. By the time these abacus-equipped tables reached Britain, they were called counters.

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    Seed_drill  about 7 years ago

    Electrolyte drinks don’t help with physical cramps, either.

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    Thomas & Tifffany Connolly  about 7 years ago

    This looks like a job for Tylenol!

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    sufamelico  about 7 years ago

    Can a student say “Electrolyte” in grade school? And not be sent to the Principals office ??

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    rgcviper  about 7 years ago

    Cool perspective on this one.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  about 7 years ago

    The exaggerated perspective in P1 is nice to see, showing us what the child “sees” in the intimidation factor.

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    Nick Danger  about 7 years ago

    a 12-row (at least) addition problem in elementary school – ouch

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