Saturday, October 6, 2007

No better place to experience a math lesson

A lot of mathematics taught back in school never seemed to have much practical application in the real world (though important to learn for the principle).

So there was unexpected delight recently in looking at Minneapolis from the south of the city. The skyline of the buildings create an almost perfect normal distribution curve, including tails on either side

The view is from the roof-deck of Stella's Fish Cafe in Uptown. It's a popular scene with the 20 something crowd, who knock back mojitos and margheritas rather than martinis.

As one of the few outdoor bar restaurants with a full city view, this mathematical vista is probably a unique selling point for Stella though management didn't seem too interested in the suggestion. Might appeal to the wrong crowd.

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