The real fun is elsewhere. Like a magpie, Ian Stewart has collected the most enlightening, entertaining and vexing 'curiosities' of maths over the years Now, the private collection is displayed in his cabinet. There are some hidden gems of logic, geometry and probability - like how to extract a cherry from a cocktail glass harder than you think , a pop up dodecahedron, the real reason why you can't divide anything by zero and some tips for making money by proving the obvious.
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