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Topic: A joke mathematicians tell -- request for source
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gus gassmann

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Re: A joke mathematicians tell -- request for source
Posted: May 18, 2013 9:46 AM
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On 18/05/2013 5:32 AM, wrote:
> There's a joke (easily googlable) about a rabbit who writes a Ph.D thesis saying that rabbits eat foxes (sometimes it's wolves). I've heard this joke a few times in maths circles but there's no maths content to it. Does anyone know the source/origins of this joke?
> Paul Epstein

OK. I think I found it.

Add "Freeman" to your google search parameters, and you will immediately

(See slide 20/21.) Looks pretty clear that Leiserson wrote this,
although it is not stated that he actually invented the story.

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