News Flash! Pic of Mathematically-Inclined Cats

This just in to Shoppe Talk… Here’s a picture of Tiler & Banks, the two cats who respectfully entered a guess of 724 corks for their roommate Joseph Costa.

When asked about their remarkably accurate calculation, they simply replied that they were off by only 6.46%, but seemed slightly disappointed. They explained that they had taken an outline of the jug holding the corks, mathematically spun that outline into three dimensions and then calculated in the volume of the average cork along with random spacing. Banks was quick to interject that their problem was in the guesstimate of the jug wall thickness and wistfully said that if they’d had gotten that right, they would have easily beaten their project design specs of +/- 5%. Then they both went back to sleep.

The other two cats blogging by the racks…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.

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