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A Problem Squared

Matt Parker (comedian and mathematician) and Bec Hill (comedian and not mathematician) have problems. They also have solutions. Not always in the correct ratio.

Aug 1, 2022

In this very special episode, live from Blue Dot Festival...
 
* How many astronauts does it take to change a light bulb?
 
* What is the most environmentally friendly way to launch an object into space?
 
* And APS are live for the first time at Blue Dot Festival! 
 
A huge thank you all the contributors that...


Jul 18, 2022

In this episode...
 
* Can you guess 5 unique words with unique letters in Wordle?
 
* How do you get out of your head and into the scene in improv?
 
* And any other Cheesness.
 
Here's the dictionary text file Matt started with for his problem. It contains 370,000 words: https://github.com/dwyl/english-word


Jul 4, 2022

In this episode...
 
* When does a high five become a low five?
 
* What is the most efficient digital display?
 
* And, some any other beesness
 
Just 18 more sleeps until APS is LIVE at Bluedot - that's between 19:45 - 20:45 on Friday the 22nd July.
 
Please send in your Bluedot specific questions to...


Jun 20, 2022

In this episode: 
  • Can you create an order from a numbered menu that is always comprehensible to the server?
  • When someone is behind you as you open a door, what is the polite distance to wait for them? 
  • And, the cards are on the table. 
As always, if you've got a problem or a solution, hit us up on our website...


Jun 6, 2022

In THIS episode...
 
* How long would it take us to eat the moon if it was made of cheese?
 
* If you shot and dropped a bullet at exactly the same time, they would hit the ground simultaneously?
 
* And Bec and Matt give thanks.
 
As always, if you've got a problem or a solution, hit us up on our website