12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 2
Under the Tree Treasures · For Him
MATH FORMULA WATCH
This watch isn’t just a pretty face! Despite its less than exciting name, the ‘geek wrist watch’ exclusively from uncommongoods.com takes the analog watch to a whole new level!
What horology-obsessed loved one wouldn’t want to wear a watch that looks like a theoretical mathematics student’s homework exploded under a quartz face in a beautifully symmetrical pattern!? Certainly not any we know!
With those tiresome and mundane old numerals replaced with sophisticated and clever equations, providing strangers with the current time has never been so stimulating!
But what is that, you say? You have no idea what all those mystifying mathematical hieroglyphics mean? Don’t you worry! Each watch comes with a “cheat sheet” so you can look as smart as the timepiece itself.
Cheat Sheet (included with each clock):
12 – a radical
1 – Legendre’s constant is a mathematical constant occurring in a formula conjectured by Adrien-Marie Legendre to capture the asymptotic behavior of the prime-counting function. Its value is now known to be exactly 1.
2 – A joke in the math world: An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third, a quarter of a beer. The bartender says, “You’re all idiots,” and pours two beers.
3 – A unicode character XML “numeric character reference.”
4 – Modular arithmetic, also known as clock arithmetic, is a system of arithmetic for integers, where numbers “wrap around” after they reach a certain value. The modular multiplicative inverse of 2 (mod 7) is the integer /a/ such that 2*/a/ is congruent to 1 modulo 7.
5 – The Golden Mean…reworked a little.
6 – Three factorial (3*2*1=6)
7 – A repeating decimal that is proven to be exactly equal to 7 with Cauchy’s Convergence Test.
8 – Graphical representation of binary code.
9 – An example of a base-4 number, which uses the digits 0, 1, 2 and 3 to represent any real number.
10 – A Binomial Coefficient, also known as the choose function. 5 choose 2 is equal to 5! divided by (2!*(5-2)!)
11 – A hexadecimal, or base-16, number.
Under the Tree Treasures · For Her
KYMERA MAGIC WAND REMOTE CONTROL
Harry Potter fans rejoice! This is the closest you will ever get to casting a transfiguration spell or conjuring your own Patronus. The good people over at thewandcompany.com have created a wand remote control just for you.
Imagine the surprise on your mans face when you walk into the room, flick your wand and change the channel from football to ‘Fringe’. You’ll never again have to use the Expelliarmus spell to pry the remote from his hands.
This wand will require the new owner to practise just as their favourite wizard or witch had to in the beginning. Once you have become the master of your wand you will be able to program it do just about everything your old remote did. A flick up and down to change the channel or a circle left or right to control the volume.
Never again will you be tempted to whisper the Killing Curse under your breath because your partner refuses to change the channel to the new episode of ‘Grimm’.
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