Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English) |
by Linux fortune |

When asked the definition of "pi": The Mathematician: Pi is the number expressing the relationship between the circumference of a circle and its diameter.The Physicist: Pi is 3.1415927, plus or minus 0.000000005. The Engineer: Pi is about 3. | |

A mathematician, a doctor, and an engineer are walking on the beach and observe a team of lifeguards pumping the stomach of a drowned woman. As they watch, water, sand, snails and such come out of the pump. The doctor watches for a while and says: "Keep pumping, men, you may yet save her!!" The mathematician does some calculations and says: "According to my understanding of the size of that pump, you have already pumped more water from her body than could be contained in a cylinder 4 feet in diameter and6 feet high." The engineer says: "I think she's sitting in a puddle." |