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

3 thoughts on “There’s no Humor like Math Humor

  1. 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. 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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