10 Things You Don't Need to Know

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May 15th, 2018, 8:10 pm #1

1. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

3. All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

4. Al Capone's business cards said he was a used furniture dealer.

5. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

6. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

7. The average human eats eight spiders at night in their lifetime. :'(

8. Donald Duck cartoons were banned in Finland because he didn't wear pants.

9. More people are killed by donkeys annually than in plane crashes. (Talking to you, Mrs. G.)

10. The electric chair was invented by a dentist -- a fact I have no trouble whatsoever believing.
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Klaus
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May 15th, 2018, 8:35 pm #2

Catseye3 wrote:1. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
But that's only when you assume 50 cent and 1 dollar coins.

If you take only 1,2,5,10 and 25 cents, then it's only 242 ways.

Hint to programmers:

This problem can be solved as a rather beautiful recursive four-line program like this.
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May 15th, 2018, 8:53 pm #3

Your face is a recursive four-line program.
I cite irreconcilable differences.
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May 15th, 2018, 9:37 pm #4

More ways, and variably many ways, when you include foreign currencies, commodities, and time varying exchange rates.
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May 15th, 2018, 11:17 pm #5

These are ten things I don't need to know, but I still like to know.
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May 16th, 2018, 7:15 pm #6

wrote:9. More people are killed by donkeys annually than in plane crashes. (Talking to you, Mrs. G.)
This seems really surprising to me, but I think it is possible, when it is realized that many lesser developed countries still use a lot of donkeys and people fall of them, are kicked, et.c
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May 17th, 2018, 2:21 pm #7

Klaus wrote:
Catseye3 wrote:1. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
But that's only when you assume 50 cent and 1 dollar coins.

If you take only 1,2,5,10 and 25 cents, then it's only 242 ways.

Hint to programmers:

This problem can be solved as a rather beautiful recursive four-line program like this.
Since $1 coins and 50 cent coins are part of the set "change", which is "coins as opposed to paper currency", and both are legal tender, why would you exclude them?
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May 18th, 2018, 12:51 pm #8

ivorythumper wrote:
Klaus wrote:
Catseye3 wrote:1. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
But that's only when you assume 50 cent and 1 dollar coins.

If you take only 1,2,5,10 and 25 cents, then it's only 242 ways.

Hint to programmers:

This problem can be solved as a rather beautiful recursive four-line program like this.
Since $1 coins and 50 cent coins are part of the set "change", which is "coins as opposed to paper currency", and both are legal tender, why would you exclude them?
The $1 coin should be excluded because you can’t make “change” for a dollar with a dollar coin. That’s just exchanging a dollar for another dollar.
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May 18th, 2018, 4:50 pm #9

Riley wrote:
ivorythumper wrote:
Klaus wrote:
Catseye3 wrote:1. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
But that's only when you assume 50 cent and 1 dollar coins.

If you take only 1,2,5,10 and 25 cents, then it's only 242 ways.

Hint to programmers:

This problem can be solved as a rather beautiful recursive four-line program like this.
Since $1 coins and 50 cent coins are part of the set "change", which is "coins as opposed to paper currency", and both are legal tender, why would you exclude them?
The $1 coin should be excluded because you can’t make “change” for a dollar with a dollar coin. That’s just exchanging a dollar for another dollar.
Making change is exchanging a dollar in coins for another dollar.
I cite irreconcilable differences.
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