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Subject: Today I learned…
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Date: 2019-11-06T17:27:12
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  • In Russian, the hairy ball theorem is known as the hedgehog combing theorem.


Subject: Not quite all fifty states
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Date: 2019-11-06T17:26:36
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Sort of in the same category as visiting all fifty states: a few years back I visited all four continental U.S. time zones in the space of 24 hours. I was flying from Philadelphia (Eastern) to Salt Lake City (Mountain) via Dallas (Central). There was a huge storm and I was trapped overnight in Dallas. The next morning, the airline routed me to Salt Lake via Seattle (Pacific).

Despite spending the night in an airport (and in Dallas) I was in a good mood, and I was pleased that I had accomplished this minor feat.

Also I took advantage of the unterrupted quiet time in Dallas to solve a rather tricky math problem.