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22.3%.

That’s more than a third of us.

Rapscallion writes:

You do the math. Ireland tanks at numeracy – but not as bad as US and UK.

The Countries Struggling The Most With Math (Statista)

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James writes:

“Our virtual Tesco shop of the same 30 items costs €132.64 in the Republic and €112.02 in the North, a difference of more than 20 per cent. ”

Actually, no. It’s either 18.4% dearer in Republic, or 15.5% cheaper in NI… but definitely not “more than 20 per cent”.

North And South: A tale Of Two Grocery Bills (Conor Pope, Irish Times)

Well, you get what you pay for.

Or not…

Irish Teachers Among Highest Paid in OECD (Irish Times, September 2012)

 

 

Here’s €1.50. Gimme six of those bad boys.

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OK, so ‘the beautiful Chelsea’ may not the sharpest protractor in the pencil case but – with this video now going viral – her husband, Travis ‘how to make a viral video*’ Chambers – will do well to avoid a divorce. Or a fake, viral divorce. Or something.

(*H/T to Garrett in comments.)

tastefully offensive


Redditor Tinatinatinatina‘s sister has been “teaching math in English to 4th graders in China. Bearing in mind that ‘<‘ and ‘>’ are often used as quotation marks in certain languages, you can understand the misunderstanding.

We chose to believe, however, that the kid in question was simply being awesome.

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‘Mathemusician’ and class doodler Vi Hart offers another modest suggestion as to how time spent at boring lectures can be used to greater benefit.

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