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As a child, Gauss was instructed to sum the numbers from 1 to 100. He did this by summing the infinite series and then subtracting off every integer greater than 100, one by one, in his head.


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Submitted April 05 -- in Mathematics -- by Joe

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When Gauss was thirsty, he used Banach–Tarski paradox to get more orange juice.


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Submitted April 04 -- in Mathematics -- by jieh

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Gauss can recite all of pi - backwards.


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Submitted April 07 -- in Mathematics -- by Anonymous

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A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Hello, Professor Gauss."


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Submitted June 04 -- in Miscellaneous -- by Win

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Gauss didnít discover the normal distribution, nature conformed to his will.


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Submitted March 28 -- in Statistics -- by Matt

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Gauss can get to the other side of a Möbius strip.


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Submitted March 28 -- in Mathematics -- by Logic_Nest

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Gauss can let epsilon be less than zero.


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Submitted March 28 -- in Mathematics -- by Charles

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When Carl Friedrich Gauss adds one, his number doesn't increase, all other numbers become smaller.


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Submitted April 03 -- in Mathematics -- by Tim

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Gauss shaves both himself and Bertrand Russell.


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Submitted March 28 -- in Mathematics -- by Charles

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Asking Gauss whether or not a statement is true or false constitutes a rigorous proof


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Submitted May 19 -- in Mathematics -- by Anonymous

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