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Dec. 14th, 2008

11:02 pm - What is Death by Chocolate?

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I'm sure many of us have been to restaurants where they have something on the dessert menu called "Death by Chocolate". But what exactly is death by chocolate? What does it work out to, what's it equivalent to? To find out, I did a series of calculations.


First, we define a base 26 counting system:
A=1 B=2 C=3 ... W=23 X=24 Y=25
Z=0
(This is my favorite such scheme.)


Next, we calculate the values of the individual words:

DEATH = 4 5 1 20 8 = 4x26^4 + 5x26^3 + 1x26^2 + 20x26 + 8 = 1916988

CHOCOLATE = 3 8 15 3 15 12 1 20 5 = 3x26^8 + 8x26^7 + 15x26^6 + 3x26^5 + 15x26^4 + 12x26^3 + 1x26^2 + 20x26 + 5 = 695412122657


Then we multiply the two numbers together:

            1916988
     x 695412122657 =
1333096694187997116


And convert back to base 26:
                 13  13 M
                363  25 Y
               9443   5 E
             245528  10 J
            6383735   7 G
          165977116   6 F
         4315405031  15 O
       112200530829  23 W
      2917213801573  19 S
     75847558840919  21 U
   1972036529863901   7 G
  51272949776461427   1 A
1333096694187997116  14 N

(This process starts at the bottom, with each number being divided by 26, the quotient written above it and the remainder to the right.)

Thus, DEATH x CHOCOLATE = MYEJGFOWSUGAN
which is an anagram of FOGGY MENU JAWS.

Sooooo... there you have it.

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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 15th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
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*produces a fog of cocoa dust between the menu and your jaws*
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From:wbwolf
Date:December 15th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
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And what does this have to do with chocolate. It has nothing to do with chocolate!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 15th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
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It has everything to do with chocolate! Because as we all know, calculators are made of chocolate, because of the unique mathatronic properties of the chocolate molecule. Thus every time you do a calculation, it's like eating a chocolate bar made of pure numbers! The chemical reactions are similar to those inside the brain of someone having a mathgasm. Chocolate = math = sex! That's why math instruction is so poor in this country. If teachers would just let students eat chocolate in class while doing math naked, you'd see those test scores go way up! I'm not crazy, I tells ya! Why doesn't anyone ever believe anything I say when I end it with "I tells ya"?!
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From:baphnedia
Date:December 15th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
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Oooh... I'm not sure I can let this *not* get xposted... :P
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 16th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
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Be my guest!
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From:baphnedia
Date:December 16th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
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http://www.paradice.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=2441

The deed be donned.
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From:rustitobuck
Date:December 15th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
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You know, John Nash started doing stuff like that while he was schizophrenic...
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 15th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
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Did he do the calculations in his head? I didn't, I used the Calculator app. :}
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From:cnoocy
Date:December 15th, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)

Ha!

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But in base 36, the same calculations yield 4NCF9PQQJ9DO5M. What do you say to that?!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 15th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Ha!

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Sounds like a really cumbersome license plate!
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From:nefaria
Date:December 15th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, this makes me wonder what the fatal dose is for chocolate. Theobromine is toxic in large doses, and the caffeine will eventually get you if the theobromine doesn't.

I think 15 coffee cups' worth of caffeine at one sitting is fatal.
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From:maxgoof
Date:December 15th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
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Now that's just SILLY!!!!
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:December 15th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
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Wild guess ...

You were bored today?
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From:deckardcanine
Date:December 16th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Rarely have I seen such cerebrality put forth into such triviality.

I like it a lot.
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From:akktri
Date:April 24th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)

Chocolat

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Chocolate malquoted. Rectify. Doubleplus ungood.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 24th, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)

Re: Chocolat

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Whoa... you turned your head!
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From:akktri
Date:April 27th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)

Re: Chocolat

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I do that sometimes.
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