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1. Contrary to popular belief, Einstein never failed math. In fact, by fifteen he had already mastered differential and integral calculus.
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2. A new study disproves that math and science homework help your grades.
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3. You multiply centimetres by .39 to convert them to inches.
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4. In the aftermath of 9/11, rescue dogs found so few living people it caused them great stress because they believed they had failed.
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5. No one has ever seen a giraffe swim, but it is mathematically possible.
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6. Ancient Babylonians did math in base 60 and not base 10, giving us 60 seconds in a minute, 360 degrees in a circle, etc.
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7. Attempting to solve math equations triggers the same region of the brain responsible for reacting to extremely fearful situations.
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8. Any number divided by zero is . . . nothing, not even zero. The equation is mathematically impossible.
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9. Mathematically speaking, it is actually abnormal to be normal.
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10. You can electrically shock a person's brain to greatly improve their math skills for up to 6 months.
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11. Our Basketball Coach is a math teacher who thinks he has come up with the equation to never miss a basket. Please send help. -JGH
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12. Math anxiety is a psychological disorder which causes stress and anxiety when doing math problems.
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13. In 1990, all the world's mathematical knowledge could be written in about 80 books: today it would fill more than 100,000.
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14. Starting with the number one, you would have to count to one thousand to use the letter A.
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15. For hundreds of years, 'Computer' was a job title for a person who did math problems all day.
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16. Only one out of the seven Math Millennium Prize Problems has been solved. Solving each is worth 1 million dollars!
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17. Wolves are better at math than dogs.
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18. The median score for college-bound seniors on the math section of the SAT in 2011 was about 510 out of 800.
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19. Canadians are required to solve a math problem before claiming lottery winnings.
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20. A new study suggests that a small electrical current applied to the brain can boost your math performance for up to 6 months.
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21. You can get most answers to math assignments online by typing in the name of the textbook and then "answers".

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