Gorgeous Puffin in Bloom editions illustrated by Anna Bond from Rifle Paper Company! Beautiful artwork on those endpapers and cover, plus special bonus materials at the end of each book. Including, of course, a recipe for raspberry cordial.
We’re giving away a complete set of four to one lucky person who completes our MG/YA classics challenge this year!
Photographs by The Midnight Garden.
So pretty. I want this!!
Zachary Levi and Missy Peregrym attend HFPA & InStyle’s 2014 TIFF celebration during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Windsor Arms Hotel on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (X)
Zachary Levi you are PERFECT!! Also you need to do a Nerdcon in Canada!!!
Asked by longlivevanderjesus
I wish I knew…and this is a bigger question than you think you’re asking. When we count we go 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and then we start over again, just changing the second number, 11, 12, 13…etc. This is called “base 10”. The base is the number that you have to hit before moving a decimal place over. We use base ten, presumably, 100% because we have ten fingers.
However, 12 is possibly a better choice. Ten is only divisible by 1, 2, 5, and 10 while 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. So for a lot of applications, base 12 is easier to use. And we do use base 12, just not very often or very precisely. Every time you say “two dozen” you’re using base 12. Or, in the case of your pack of tampons, eight dozen.
Why we use dozens isn’t exactly clear…it may be just because it’s mathematically convenient…or it may be good for marketing reasons (96 might sound more impressive than 100.) Or maybe it’s because there are roughly 12 lunar cycles per year (which is where we get the 12 months.)
We don’t really know…but beer, soda, eggs, and tampons…all come in dozens…for reasons that stretch back, possibly, to the very beginning of counting. Which is REALLY COOL.
I think you also need to talk about the hot dogs and hotdog bun debate too.
You tried so hard Hank to get to the end!! edwardspoonhands
Have you ever wanted to laugh so hard you FUCKING CRIED!?
down my face
I know right?
Don’t tell Hank, but this is my second favorite thing he’s ever done.
The first is hiring me.