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Re: A joke mathematicians tell  request for source
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May 19, 2013 7:32 AM


gus gassmann wrote: > On 18/05/2013 5:32 AM, pepstein5@gmail.com 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 > find > > http://www.eecs.mit.edu/gradareas/area2/pdfs/10minFreeman2012.pdf
Wherein we read "rework your elevator pitch." What does that mean?
> (See slide 20/21.) Looks pretty clear that Leiserson wrote this, > although it is not stated that he actually invented the story.



