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    Knot theory is a branch of higher mathematics. I wonder if teaching a
    little rope magic could be justified as part of the curriculum? I gave a
    couple of none too bright 11 year olds a little rope lesson earlier
    tonight. A simple way of sliding a knot off a rope was first. A palmed
    knot enabled the magic to take place. Next converting a reef knot into a
    slip knot followed. They disappeared off with the bits of rope to
    impress others. I'll give them some more lessons and see how it goes.

    Circus Kevin

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    [q1]> Knot theory is a branch of higher mathematics. I wonder if teaching a[/q1]
    [q1]> little rope magic could be justified as part of the curriculum? I gave[/q1]
    [q1]> a couple of none too bright 11 year olds a little rope lesson earlier[/q1]
    [q1]> tonight. A simple way of sliding a knot off a rope was first. A palmed[/q1]
    [q1]> knot enabled the magic to take place. Next converting a reef knot into[/q1]
    [q1]> a slip knot followed. They disappeared off with the bits of rope to[/q1]
    [q1]> impress others. I'll give them some more lessons and see how it goes.[/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    And, believe it or not, I use string (and knots) to teach relational
    databases.

    Amazing what you can do with a bit of string.

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