Said Plato: “These things that we feel
Are not ontologically real,
But just the excresence
Of numinous essence
Our senses can never reveal.”
via Futility Closet
The integral z-squared dz
From one to the cube root of 3
Times the cosine
Of three pi over nine
Is the log of the cube root of e.
via Scott Franklin
Planktonic cells are all alone;
More typically in biofilms grown.
Whose abundance surpasses
The weight of all elephants known.
via Brendan Niemira
A prime number
Two quintillion, seventy-seven
Quadrillion, three hundred eleven
Trillion, one billion,
One thousand two hundred and seven.
The topological part of my brain
Finds Möbius strips quite a strain.
But I make you this pledge:
I’ll glue one at its edge
And build a real projective plane.
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