Chumble Spuzz


Who’s idiosyncratic vocabulary? Plenty of clues.   

  • Children were referred to as epsilons (because in mathematics, particularly calculus, an arbitrarily small positive quantity is commonly denoted by the Greek letter (ε))
  • Women were “bosses”
  • Men were “slaves”
  • People who stopped doing mathematics had “died”
  • People who physically died had “left”
  • Alcoholic drinks were “poison”
  • Music was “noise”
  • People who had married were “captured”
  • People who had divorced were “liberated”
  • To give a mathematical lecture was “to preach”
  • To give an oral exam to a student was “to torture” him/her.
  • This person also gave names to countries – USA was samland, Israel was isreal, Soviet Union was joedem – named after Stalin.

Interview question itseems, haha

Images 1 and 2 hint at a legendary nonsense question often asked in Interviews.



Who is the mechanical engineer shown in the pic, and how does he fit into this equation?

Update: Don’t give me the funda for the two manholes, Just use that funda to think how the engineer is involved with this problem.


Cracked by Capt Vogon Jeltz & YaavanoObba (on twitter)


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Bio-Math-Stat, BMS?

Portions of this question have been accidentally contributed by Rajiv, a batchmate, and alumnus. So, a pseudo-guest question of sorts.
The thankyous…

A notable man of science, shown in pic 1, is quite famous for creating a simple means of representation of characteristics ( or should I say traits), particular to his profession. It is therefore named after him.



Mr.pic 1 and Mr.pic 2 were quite the chums, playing cricket together etcetera.

Mr.pic 2 was a major stud in his field, known for making level-statements about mathematics, logic, and philosophy in general. We, however, know him for a different reason, which I shall not dwell into further.



Mr.pic1 posed a problem in his field to Mr.pic 2, which had a current solution proposed by the chap in pic3, a celebrity in the field of statistics.



This solution wasn’t very acceptable to Mr.pic1, since it didn’t agree with his school of thought.

Mr.pic2, sent a letter to a reputed journal in the field of Mr.pic1, correcting the mathematical errors committed by Mr.pic3 while attempting this very ‘ simple ‘ problem ( his own words).

So overall, a very interdisciplinary question.
Identify Mr.pic1, the computational technique devised by him, Mr.pic2, and Mr. pic3.
Cracked completely by Royan, and Capt. P J Vogon
Partially by Debasish and Goutham D L ( dude, ur comments get classified as spam for some reason )
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