The Menger Sponge

18 July 2011 at 9:06 am 6 comments

| Lasse Lien |

Earlier the investigative arm of O&M (with only limited hacking of phones and bribing of police officers) discovered the sensational news that Peter is named after a bottle with no inside and no outside, the endlessly fascinating Klein bottle. Apparently this sort of thing is quite common in Austrian circles. We can now reveal that Menger is named after a sponge, the Menger sponge, which is described in greater detail here.

(Actually the Menger Sponge is named after Karl the mathematician, son of Carl.)

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  • 1. Peter Klein  |  19 July 2011 at 9:34 am

    But where is the Menger sponge hat?

  • 2. Lasse  |  19 July 2011 at 9:35 am

    Surely an opportunity awaiting an entrepreneur

  • 3. Dick Langlois  |  25 July 2011 at 3:13 pm

    And don’t forget the postulated elementary particle named after economic historian and Austrian sympathizer Robert Higgs.

    http://public.web.cern.ch/public/en/science/higgs-en.html

    Perhaps it is the Higgs boson that gives Bob’s arguments their gravitas.

  • 4. Peter Klein  |  25 July 2011 at 3:26 pm

    That’s funny, Dick, I happened to be sitting next to Bob last night at the opening session of the “Mises University.” I didn’t notice anything unusual about his bosom.

  • 5. Lasse  |  25 July 2011 at 4:05 pm

    LOL. I’ve heard his bosom is somewhat hard to detect. Did you bring your large hadron collider, Peter?

  • 6. Peter Klein  |  25 July 2011 at 4:24 pm

    No, just the small one — I had downloaded the Hadtron Collider app from iTunes.

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