Weird Wednesday Nov. 23: Football to Fibonacci

When I hear the word ‘football’, I immediately think: 🏈. I can’t help it. But during 99% of the North American game, the ball is nowhere near the foot.

When 99% of the world’s population hear the word ‘football’, I’m sure they think: ⚽. Where the ball is moved 90% of the time by the player’s foot.

I can watch some sport matches from beginning to end. But I’m not an avid ⚽ fan. Will I tune in today’s match between Canada and Belgium? If I’m around a TV I will have it on. Will I be glued to the screen? Probably not. It would be nice for Canada to get a win, though.

Next on the agenda: Fibonacci.

Had I had more warning, I probably would have made a cartoon of Leonardo Bonacci doing something funny with numbers, but the Artemis spaceship was the focus of “The Untitled” today.

The Fibonacci sequence is a set of integers that starts with a zero, followed by a one, then by another one, and then by a series of steadily increasing numbers. The sequence follows the rule that each number is equal to the sum of the preceding two numbers. So:

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 …

Math and numbers are fascinating and weird. If you give me 1/3 of the pizza I have a slice I can hold in my hand, but if you turn 1/3 into a decimal (1 divided by 3) you get a number that never ends:

1.33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 …

So, where’s the rest of my pizza, dude?

I couldn’t decide which one was funnier. What do you think?

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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

5 thoughts on “Weird Wednesday Nov. 23: Football to Fibonacci

  1. I like the first one but the second one is likely more believable ( :0) )

    Also Fun Fact – I have written code to print out the Fibonacci series of numbers (as many as you like)

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  2. You’re right. For the rest of us football is a game where all the players kick the ball. It isn’t a squad of a zillion terminators, only two of whom ever kick it – to us, that is ‘handegg.’

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      1. Need you ask? England, of course! And given previous rivalries I thoroughly enjoyed watching Argentina and Germany both lose to the supposedly lesser teams. I just hope we don’t do that against the US!

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