Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Unidentifiable Doohickeys

Like most people, we have a drawer in our kitchen that holds things, stuff, doohickeys. This evening, Leonore held one of those up and asked me if I knew what it was. It looked vaguely familiar but that was the best I could do, so I agreed that we should throw it away.

Leonore: "Good. We don't need any more unidentifiable doohickeys."

Me: "So exactly how many unidentifiable doohickeys do we need?"

Now I'm wondering if anyone has studied this question. Is there an algorithm one can use to determine exactly how many unidentifiable doohickeys one needs?

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