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Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
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RE: Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
(1st November 2016, 16:39)Alasdair Ham Wrote: I can't focus on the math but your voice is awesome Kernel.

Here's another awesome voice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNkaahnOFZQ

The first thought I thought as well when I heard Kernel's voice. Big Grin
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RE: Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
Yup, he's got that DJ sound down!
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RE: Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
(1st November 2016, 20:35)Irrational Wrote:
(1st November 2016, 16:39)Alasdair Ham Wrote: I can't focus on the math but your voice is awesome Kernel.

Here's another awesome voice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNkaahnOFZQ

The first thought I thought as well when I heard Kernel's voice. Big Grin

That's because we're both massive BMD fans.

Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
(12th January 2017, 11:33)Tazzycorn Wrote:
(12th January 2017, 11:16)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Those who compare God to the tooth fairy are douchebags.
True that, at least the Tooth Fairy gives you something in return for your belief and sacrifical offerings. When was the last time god ever did anything for anyone?
"You don't change the world by staying at home and being good" - Mooney
"I reserve the right to be irrational"
― Gemini
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RE: Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
Thanks for everyone's replies and for the kind words.

After analyzing Benjamin's impressive five digit multiplication, it occurred to me that he absolutely has to do the calculation out loud: this calculation requires more time and attention to detail, so sitting in silence for a minute (like I did) would probably cause the audience to lose interest.  Hence, by thinking out loud and saying how he is calculating, he keeps the audience engaged and builds up the suspense with a final kaboom finish in the end.  He is such a gifted showman along with being a highly talented person. 

Live long and prosper.













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RE: Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
Kernel: You're one of the coolest posters on AF. Please stick around! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
(12th January 2017, 11:33)Tazzycorn Wrote:
(12th January 2017, 11:16)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Those who compare God to the tooth fairy are douchebags.
True that, at least the Tooth Fairy gives you something in return for your belief and sacrifical offerings. When was the last time god ever did anything for anyone?
"You don't change the world by staying at home and being good" - Mooney
"I reserve the right to be irrational"
― Gemini
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