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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Elmer R Manfredgensonson who works for a major US car company set out to prove that not only are cars wonderful (and reasonably priced) but that they contribute to the environment. He planted his vintage automobile and watered it every day until a huge redwood sprouted from it. No, magic beans have nothing to do with it, just good solid American engineering. Elmer has since installed an ATM and a carwash in there and is currently negotiating with McDonalds. Plans are also underway to hollow out the tree to make way for an elevator, allowing tourists to ride to and from the top. Elmer claims that television reception is great due to the height of the tree.

There is a dark side to the story. Currently it is estimated that over 300 cats reside in the tree unable to get down. Local fireman have made 2 attempts to rescue the poor animals but were themselves lost in the giant structure. Some locals believe that aliens reside high up at the top and are abducting the would be rescuers. Major R.R. Kimmbby of the USAF denies this assertion.

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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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The Drive Through Tree is actually a green car? Well, I never!

Love the story.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

Over here the slogan is "going green". Meaning, I guess and end to pollution and global warming. They claim that in 2 years we will have 10 times as many people employed in green fields (safe energy, electric cars, recycling ...) as there currently are. What they hope we don't know is that 10 times 0 is still 0.

Thanks Ricky for cleaning up the top of the post.

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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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It looks like that site doesn't like being linked to.

Edit: I can see it now, thanks Ricky.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi mathsyperson;

Were you able to see the picture?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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I fixed the link again, hopefully this one works. The site doesn't like directly linking to a picture because then you don't get to see their ads.

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi Ricky;

Thanks for the help on getting the link in the post.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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