For the Birds | Private Eye | Salt Lake City

For the Birds |  Private Eye |  Salt Lake City

click to enlarge It’s always struck me as weirdly cosmic how quickly something that seems benignly innocent can beget a trail of events. About a week ago, I was sitting at the kitchen table (my new office since I can still barely walk after knee-replacement surgery), looking at the birds that visit the numerous feeders … Read more

Ways to Eat a Pack of Ten Hot Dogs and a Pack of Eight Hot-Dog Buns Without Having Any Extra Hot Dogs Left Over

Ways to Eat a Pack of Ten Hot Dogs and a Pack of Eight Hot-Dog Buns Without Having Any Extra Hot Dogs Left Over

As summer arrives, the fact that hot dogs come in packs of ten but hot-dog buns only come in packs of eight once again existentially unbalances the barbecue season. The mathematically optimal solution of buying four hot-dog packs (of ten hot dogs each) and five hot-dog-bun packs (of eight hot-dog buns each), to total forty … Read more