Square One TV/Episode 308

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Episode 308
Season 3, Episode 8
Airdate January 24, 1990
Production Number 123
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Episode 308 is the eighth episode of the third season of Square One TV, and the one-hundred twenty-third episode overall.


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  • Trout on Your Head (EKA #105)

This commercial uses a horizontal bar graph to illustrate that most quacks sampled suggest putting a trout on one's head as a headache remedy.

  • But Who's Counting?: Harvey vs. Fourscoreand

Players arrange 5 randomly chosen digits to form the smallest possible odd 5-digit number. To play, they must apply some knowledge of place value and probability.

  • Old Philosepher (cut from the Noggin version)

The Old Philosopher describes to the viewer how to find the weight of a dog when a cat is also in the room. He shows how math solves the problem.

  • Show Remainder (cut from the Noggin version)

  • You Can the Angle 3 -- 180

A skateboarder demonstrates a turn and the viewer is asked to determine the angle of rotation.

  • Music Video: "It's a Palindrome" (EKA #112)

A tango dance serves as the backdrop for a song about the definition and generation of palindromes -- numbers that read the same backwards and forwards.

  • Person on the Street: 350 Foot Home Run

People on the street are asked: You just hit a homerun, and the ball just made it over the fence at 350 feet. How far would the ball go if you could hit it 1000 times as far? 1000000 times as far?

  • Elvis: Arithmetic is Terrific

"Arithmetic is terrific but remember...it's just one of the many parts of mathematics."

  • Beazley & the Numbers: 27

Beazley is shown a list of 8 numbers. He asks 3 questions, each reducing the list by half, to find the secret number.

  • Mathnet: The Case of the Swami Scam - Part 3

Looking at the Racing Form, and discussing the odds, Mathnetters figure someone must have gotten a winning horse. Grecco reports on a random sample which shows lawyers and number of letters received.



The Show

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