# What’s hot and what’s not, issue 08

Fashion is fleeting, Chalkdust regulars are not.

Maths is a fickle world. Stay à la mode with our guide to the latest trends.

### HOT Placeholder text

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit…

Yawn.

### HOTThe Big Internet Math-Off

Ultimate mathematical battle where passionate amateur mathematicians compete to be crowned the World’s Most Interesting Mathematician.

### NOT The Great British Bake-Off

Ultimate non-mathematical battle where audience members compete to not fall asleep.

### HOT Winning a Fields medal

Rewarding years of hard work.

### NOT Stealing a Fields medal

Rewarded with years of prison.

### HOT 13 March

An excellent maths-themed occasion, and a great day to launch a maths magazine.

### NOT 14 March

The least mathematical day of the year.

### HOT Proof by contradiction

Suppose that proof by contradiction is not hot.
Therefore 1=0. $\large↯$

### NOT Proof by induction

It is obvious that $\text{Proof}_0$ is boring.
Assume that $\text{Proof}_n$ is boring.
Then we can deduce that $\text{Proof}_{n+1}$ is boring.
By induction, this proof is boring. $\large\square$

### NOT Maths podcasting

A great way to enjoy maths on the go.

### NOT Maths podracing

Now this is not hot.

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