anecdot famous scientist 11/01/2009
Rutherford – When
One student in Rutherford’s lab was very hardworking. New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) had noticed it and asked one evening:
“do you work in the mornings too?”
“yes, “ proudly answered the student sure he would be commended.
“But when do you think?” amazed Rutherford.
aris suharyanto: Erdos’Kindness
Paul Erdos (Hungarian mathematician, 1913-1996) had the habit of phoning fellow mathematicians over the whole world, no matter what time it was. He remembered the number of every mathematicians, but did not know anybody’s first name. the only person he called by his Christian name was Tom Trotter, whom he called Bill.
On one occasion, erdos met a mathematician and asked him where he was from.
“Vancouver,” the mathematician replied
“oh, then you must know my good friend Elliot mendelson,” Erdos said
The reply was, hey I AM your good friend Elliot Mendelson.”
aris suharyanto: Russell The One
The great logician Bertrand Russell one claimed that he could prove anything if given that 1 + 1 = 1. So one day, some smarty-pants asked him, “OK. Prove that you’re the Pope.”
He thought for a while and proclaimed, “ I am one.” The Pope is one. Therefore, the Pope and I are one.”
Kummer’s Tricky Answer
Ernst Eduard Kummer (1810-1893), a German algebraist, was rather poor at arithmetic. Whenever he had occasion to do simple arithmetic in class, he would get his students to help him. Once he had to find 7 x 9.
“seven times nine,” he began, ”seven times nine is er – ah – ah – seven times nine is …”
“sixty-one,” a student suggested. Kummer wrote 61 on the board.
“ Sir,” said another student, “ it should be sixtynine.”
“Come, come, gentlemen, it can’
aris suharyanto: “Come, come, gentlemen, it can’t be both,” Kummer exclaimed, “ It must be one or the other”.
Paul Erdos had another version of this story, how kummer calculated 7 x 9 ;
Kummer said to himself : hmmmm, the product cannot be 61, because 61 is prime, it cannot be 65, because 65 is a multiple of 5, 67 is a prime, 69 is too big. Only 63 is left.”
aris suharyanto: Einstein’s Anecdotes
Einstein, German Physicist (1879-1955). He was attending a music salon in germany before the second world war, with the violinist S. Suzuki. Two Japanese women played a German piece of music and a woman in the audience exclaimed : “How wonderful” it sounds so German!” Einstein responded:”Madam, people are all the same.”
Marilyn Monroe suggests to Einstein: what do you say, professor, shouldn’t we make a little baby together, what a baby it would be, my looks and your intelligence! Einstein: I am afraid, dear lady, it might be the other way around…
Einstein apparently referred to formal occasions as “feeding time at the zoo”
Charlie Chaplin had invited Albert Einstein to the premiere of City Lights. When the public cheered them both, Chaplin said: “
That or ded, this or dis? 11/01/2009
One day, I studied English with Mrs. Crowley, Australian, my English teacher. There are six person who studied English with her. There are pak ferry, me, sova, bu diah, bu yuli, bu widyowati.
“Okay, let’s see the newspaper, do you understand about the theme we discuss today, from the first paragraph until third paragraph? Any question?” Bu Crowley said.
“sovi, do you understand?” Bu Crowley asked
“ No, ma’am. Sovi replied.
“melani (she always call me melani), what about you?which country do you want to go?”
“ I really want to go to France, Australia,Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia, ma’am. I said.
“wow, so many country, why do you want to go to Australia?. You know, I live in Canberra, Australia. If you go there you can visit me, she said.
aris suharyanto: “ I said, why I want to go to Australia? Because Australia is very beautiful country and I wanna touch and look at kangaroo.is the kangaroo’s Australia very famous,right? I said.
“that’s right, I love too. And any question, pak ferry, bu diah, bu yuli, bu widyowati?” Mrs Crowley asked.
“Bu, I don’t understand about the word of the first paragraph,” bu yuli asked
“which one?” bu Crowley asked
“that ma’am, this ma’am (bu yuli spell the word of “that, and that” with java language, java mother tongue).bu yuli said.
What? Ded? Dis?oh no no, you wrong spell the word of that and this, bu yuli.
aris suharyanto: Let’s see my tongue when I spell the word of that and this, that (dze:t) not ded, this (dzi) not dis.
Bu yuli smile and said, im sorry ma’am my English so bad and I little understand about English and iam from java so my language is so weird.
That’s ok, bu Crowley smiles and another participants also smile and laugh loudly back at her.
(thanks bu dorothly Crowley for teaching me English, you are my best friend and mother, I hope if you go to Jakarta again, so we can meet anymore,I miss you, may god bless you in Australia).
In a seminar at the campus. I trying to be friendly to the participants. I introduced our name and them asked me.
“oh, I am Rina, I am from Java”.
“and you? Where are you from?” I asked another participant.
“I am nining from Jakarta”.
After a few moments, there was another participant who was just coming in the room. I directly asked him.
“and how about you? Where are you from?”
The men was surprised and said, “ I was just coming from the toilet!” (thanks for my new friend for your friendship till now)
trafic light 11/01/2009
A man was driving through the traffic light while the red light was on. A police officer chased him and managed to stop him.
“Pull over, please!” ordered the officer.
“What is it, Sir?” asked the man.
“Good morning, Sir. Did you see the red light was on?” asked the officer.
“I, did, Sir, I did, but….I didn’t see you?” said the man calmly.
academic advisor 11/01/2009
One day, I consulted my research proposal with my lecturer, Pak Sigit.
Sir, I think I’ll conduct a research about Financial Report Disclosure of Bank Mandiri. I am interested in how Bank Mandiri disclose it financial report . But, I haven’t decided the title yet. What do you think the best title for my thesis, Sir?” I asked.
Pak Sigit was very busy that morning because he want to go to Kuala Lumpur for attending the seminar. So he did not really pay attention to what I said.
Sir? Again, I asked.
Uh?Oooh, that thesis. Well, you better ask your academic advisor for that one. He probably will give you the solution. Anyway, who is he?” pa sigit asked.
Who, sir? I said
aris suharyanto: Your academic advisor?”
“I am afraid it’s you, sir!” I answered smiling.
Masya alloh, im so sorry diah, im forget. Thanks for reminding me. But now, im busy, if you want to consulted yours, come to my house or in my office every Monday and Thursday or email your paper first to me at email@example.com. Okay. Good luck for you! (thanks to pa sigit for all, you are my best advisor, may god bless you pak)
chicken variety 11/01/2009
In the class, iwan was asked by Mrs. Crowley, his teacher.
“Animals have their classification. They also have varieties. It means that they are varied because of genes of their way of breeding. Now, tell me iwan ….”
“Yes, Ma’am?” Iwan said this surprise.
“ can u mention varieties of, let’s say, chicken?”
“well, that’s my favorite!”
aris suharyanto: “You know, there are fried chicken, stewed chicken, Roast chicken, chicken soup…”
“that’s not what I mean! Mrs. Crowley yelled at the boy.
“If they’re not your favorite. It’s fine with me. But don’t yell, Ma’am, Iwan said calmly.
why do men like love at first sight 11/01/2009
Why do men like love at first sight?
Answer from a female ; it saves them a lot of time!
Answer from a Male : love will vanish when she opens her mouth!
Chemical Formula of water 11/01/2009
Teacher : what is the chemical formula of water?
Student : HIJKLMNO
Teacher : what are you talking about?
Student: yesterday you said H to O.
Self Defense! 11/01/2009
They say when a man holds a woman’s hand before marriage, it is love; after marriage, it is self defense!