Boy: Frazz, can I bum some of your electrolyte drink?
Frazz: You realize it doesn't help with brain cramps.
Boy: The question is, can it hurt?
Add a little vodka. That ought to do it.
@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.
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.
@Bruce1253 I think the Chinese would disagree.
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.
Electrolyte drinks don’t help with physical cramps, either.
This looks like a job for Tylenol!
Can a student say “Electrolyte” in grade school? And not be sent to the Principals office ??
Cool perspective on this one.
The exaggerated perspective in P1 is nice to see, showing us what the child “sees” in the intimidation factor.
a 12-row (at least) addition problem in elementary school – ouch
July 31, 2013