Might as well put scores up as well, in descending order of score (thereby screwing up the sequence of one-line comments; sorry):
47 --PeterTaylor (Although it occurs to him that he should point out that he's an honorary Trinity MathMo). 41 --Angoel 41 --MoonShadow (sweatdrop) Hmm. 37. And I'm not even a MathMo --Admiral AlexChurchill got 37 also. Congratulations, Admiral! - although a large number of the questions would apply to CompScis as well. 37 --Requiem (I blame hanging around with you lot... and I swear I'm not a MathMo.) 36 --CorkScrew - blatantly a mathmo. And this test score improves every time I take it, which is deeply worrying... 36 --PercySnoodle - 6/7ths the mathmo I once was. 35 --Lmm, mathmo 34 --ChrisHowlett - definitely a mathmo, but occasionally wishes he scored higher. 33 --M-A (who got 23 last time she took this, which prompted the comment "But... I *am* a MathMo!") Hah, my geekiness is increasing. 33 --Naath, not a mathmo, honest. (no fair about the hair... it doesn't get cut!) 32 --Senji (Down from last time I did it!) 32 --Edwin , who feels that the coffee/tea question unfairly discriminates against mathmos who take their caffeine in a different form 31 --Edith (Although to be fair I had to a approximate my mug to a cup) 31 --Bobacus (slightly disappointed how low I am compared to other wikizens, though I suppose I have been corrupted by RealLife too much :-) ) 30 --StuartFraser is not a MathMo 29 --Kitiara - And I don't even know what MathMo means 28 --Hawk - And I am having had been a MathMo, but am now more of a CompSci. And I should be asleep. 27 --Gwyntar - And I am a MathMo. 26 --Nat - married to a MathMo 26 -- ViciousFish 23 -- Rachael, disappointed 20-ish -- NickTaylor, feeling a little out of place 20 --PaulPower - Maybe this is why I only got a third last year. 14 --Emperor - I find myself somewhat pleased by this :) 12 -- King DJ I'm surprised I didn't get higher. 11 --Nagi 7 --AngelaRayner :-)
ViciousFish once participated in an experiment at the Centre of Speech and Language studies which involved pressing buttons according to whether words which came up on a screen were abstract concepts ( eg justice, dignity) or concrete things (table, cloud). One of the words which came up was 'ring'. I improved my mathmo score by 1 that day.
Let me see. There's the concrete (e.g. thing which a BestMan? is terrified of losing), the abstract (e.g. mathematical definition), and the "I'm not sure" (e.g. a telephone ring).
Silly. If it was made of concrete, you wouldn't be able to hear it properly - CorkScrew
I can hear concrete things perfectly well, thank you. --Requiem
It rings cos it contains an electric buzzer inside it. Concrete doesn't conduct, so the concrete buzzer on your concrete phone wouldn't work. QED. - CorkScrew
I can hear it perfectly well. It just isn't making any noise. --Requiem
A mathematician was sleeping at a hotel when the fire alarm suddenly went off. He sprang out of bed and opened the door. Out in the hallway, he saw smoke coming out from under a door to the left. To the right, he saw an emergency exit.
Satisfied that a solution existed, he went back to bed.