What’s hot and what’s not, Issue 18

Fashion is fleeting, Chalkdust regulars are not.


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

HOT Finding 27 lottery tickets that guarantee a win

Don’t live a little! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27; …
This time next week you’ll be rolling in free lucky dips.

NOT Buying the same lottery ticket 27 times

Having to split the jackpot with yourself? We choose to STEAL.

HOT Using maths to find the ultimate swear word

Surely the Italians have found an accompanying gesture by now.

NOT Taking mathematicians less seriously because they have a sense of humour

HOT Coming away from a conference with a signed aperiodic tile

The perfect souvenir and office decoration for the ages.

NOT Coming away from a conference with Covid

Sorry Matt – see you next time.

HOT Pictures of birds

Dippers! Penguins! Swallows! Especially great if they tesselate.

NOT Blackboard bold

Introducing ℂ: a magazine for the mathematically curious. Introducing 𝕋: where every little helps. Introducing 𝔽: they’re GRRRReat! Who needs graphic design anyway?

HOT Double-sided conference badges

NOT New University Challenge

Why is his chair so small?

Why do the titles look like QI?

Why don’t the names fit in the box?

NOT Old University Challenge

Forever the worst part of Quizzy Mondays.

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