02/24/09 Grif.Net – Gemoetrically Punny

02/24/09 Grif.Net – Gemoetrically Punny

Three squaws were each preparing for the birth of their first child. The
first squaw placed a large bear hide by a river, the second squaw placed an
elk hide by a tree by a river, and the third squaw placed a hippopotamus
hide by a path, near the river and the tree so that the three formed a

It just so happens that all three women gave birth on the same day. The
first squaw on the bear hide had a 5-lb son, the second squaw on the elk
hide had a 6-lb son, and the third squaw on the hippopotamus hide had an
11-lb son.

To this day, mathematicians credit these three women with the first proof of
the Pythagorean Theorem:

“The son of the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the sons of the squaws
of the two adjacent hides.”

(and yes, there are many variations of this word play!)

Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus knows me, this I love”