There’s no Humor like Math Humor

Question: What does the middle initial “B.” stand for in Benoit B. Mandelbrot‘s name?

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Answer: Benoit B. Mandelbrot

-John “Pathfinder” Lester

About John Lester (Pathfinder)

John Lester is an expert in Multiuser 3D Virtual Worlds, Immersive Learning, Knowledge Management and Community Development. His background is in neuroscience research and medical education, and he previously worked at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Linden Lab. John is currently the Chief Learning Officer at ReactionGrid Inc., helping clients develop new systems for immersive learning using web and mobile-based virtual world platforms. For more contact info please see http://about.me/pathfinder
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3 Responses to There’s no Humor like Math Humor

  1. angmalu says:

    To elaborate with explanation for those who love and adore fractals:
    One of the properties of fractal, the work of Mandelbrot is self similarity. If you zoom in, you will find the whole again. B. stands for Benoit B. Mandelbrot; so Benoit B. Mandelbrot, zoom in B : Benoit “Benoit B Mandelbrot” Mandelbrot. Zoom in again : Benoit Benoit Benoit B. Mandelbrot Mandelbrot Mandelbrot, etc.

  2. angmalu says:

    For those of us who love and adore fractals a brief comment/explanation:
    One of the properties of fractal, the work of Mandelbrot is self similarity. If you zoom in, you will find the whole again. B. stands for Benoit B. Mandelbrot; so Benoit B. Mandelbrot, zoom in B : Benoit “Benoit B Mandelbrot” Mandelbrot. Zoom in again : Benoit Benoit Benoit B. Mandelbrot Mandelbrot Mandelbrot, etc.

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