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Series 2, Episode 05: HEARTS AND MINDS

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In this episode, logical thought and raw emotion meet as Matt finds two numbers that say “I Love You”, Helen sings mathematical equations that are guaranteed to make your brain light up and Steve embarrasses himself with the science of blushing.

  • 00:51 – Steve’s bit
  • 11:15 – Matt’s bit
  • 30:13 – Helen’s bit

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Corrections and clarifications:

  • Liran Bromberg emailed to clarify that the Choco Leibnitz biscuit is – in fact – named after the mathematician. Which surprised Helen, who thought that all of the biscuits and “biscuits” mentioned in her song were just naming coincidences. Thanks for the bonus fact, Liran!

And here’s a heap of Unnecessary Detail from this episode:

 

Steve Mould in a nice warm jacket

Steve in a nice warm jacket, as always

 

A biscuit filled with buttercream in the shape of a 3-4-5 triangle.

Presenting… the Pythagoras Cream! As created by the wonderful Wendy Staples.

 

 

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