It is possible to remain inimitable and ubiquitous 450 years after one's birth.
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"What else can I do? Once you've gone this far you aren't fit for anything else. Something happens to your mind. You're overqualified, overspecialized, and everybody knows it. Nobody in any other game would be crazy enough to hire me. I wouldn't even make a good ditch-digger, I'd start tearing apart the sewer-system, trying to pick-axe and unearth all those chthonic symbols - pipes, valves, cloacal conduits... No, no. I'll have to be a slave in the paper-mines for all of time."
(King's College Chapel at Cambridge University)
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Using statistics about smoking cigarettes is a great way to engage students in a Maths lesson especially since "World Maths Day" and "No Smoking Day" collide on March 12.
- If a pack of cigarettes cost $9, how much will a pack-a-day smoker save in one week by quitting?
- Today's cigarettes contain 4000 chemicals. In 1994 it was 599. How many more ingredients exist today?
- It takes 3-9 months after a smoker quits for coughing and breathing problems to decline. What is the range and median of this time?
- A pack-a-day smoker puts half the money he/she saves in a year on buying a car, how much money is that?
- If 30% of the tar from cigarettes is exhaled from the body, how much tar is left in a smoker's lungs?