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board game with no rules just cool cryptic art

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612: for when 611 isn’t enough

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Hey guys, it’s me, The Virtuous Rapper, and today I’m going to be rapping about compassion and humility.

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does anyone know a good starter bank for someone who is just getting into heisting

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orpheic thinking works

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you better watch out bitch. i just got +1/+1 and trample until end of turn

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oho—your cage hasn’t but a fraction the beauty and splendor of mine!

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(getting fired) this could have been an email.

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i’ve been preparing to be 23 my whole life

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my contributions to science have gone unnoticed due to their unimportance and dubious veracity

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sex criminals sound like they should be cooler than other criminals, but actually they are much less cool

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in court, the next worst thing after a death sentence is a life sentence

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i refuse to clip my toenails until we do something about gun violence in this country

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some of you wouldn’t last a minute inside my murder chamber

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i promise! i was sitting there and the eschaton just immanentized itself!

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wow “the exception that proves the rule.” i guess everything just proves the rule huh

mapgame 2


this is a map but i took away the title and legend. your goal is to guess what the map represents. (this one is very very hard without hints)

the map

tiny hint

the warm colors are related, and the cool colors are somewhat related, with the two most blue colors being closely related

small hint

this information was found in a 2010 census (not the government one but a more specialized one)

medium hint

the chart is about religion

big hint

christianity is not included on the map


the second most popular religion in each state. source. red is buddhism, orange is hinduism, green is judaism, sky blue is islam, and dark blue is baha’i.

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the solar plexus wins my award for body part that sounds most like a wrestling move

LEAKED 2035 IMO questions


Word has spread that a genius yet evil mathematician has leaked the problems that will be contained in the 2035 International Math Olympiad. This mathematician is reportedly a diehard fan of Gottfried Leibniz and will stop at nothing to sabotage math competitions which don’t include calculus. (They also claim to have burned over four hundred copies of Voltaire’s Candide.) Seeing as I once got a 120 on the AMC 10 but was not once selected for my country’s IMO team, I have decided to join the evil mathematician in their quest and publish all of the leaked questions.

Day 1

Question 1

What is 3471239847981237489021374897 times 7807123894710928375490128508734657801634?

Question 2

Suppose there exists a blue guy PP at the center of circle QQ (the “blue world”) with radius 7. Suppose also that QQ has two parallel chords AB\overline{AB} and CD\overline{CD}. The region RR is a blue tree defined by AB\overline{AB}, CD\overline{CD}, and QQ. If triangle ACPACP is isosceles with AP=PC=8AP = PC = 8, what is the area of the blue tree?

Question 3

Prove that every even number greater than 2 is the sum of two primes.

Day 2

Question 4

An island contains 100 goblins, labeled g1,g2,,g100g_1, g_2, \ldots, g_{100}. Each goblin has either a red or a blue hat. The island also contains two gates, one red and one blue. Each day at noon, the red gate opens with probability 2/52/5 and the blue gate opens with probability 7/107/10. The goblins are not allowed to speak or hear or look at anything, except that they are allowed to look at the hats of exactly two other goblins of their choice. Each goblin has 100 days to go through a gate, but if they go through the gate that matches their color of hat they will be killed.

Question 5

Ok now get this one: Is xx bigger than yy?

Question 6

How many numbers are there

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i couldn’t help but notice your various imperfections