Connecticut has a place called “Fun Squared.” You can check out their website here.

Their motto is “*Double the fun.*”

Seriously?

STOP IT. Stop propagating stupidity. You’ve got a place for kids, and you’re naming it with a math term and then immediately defining it incorrectly.

I hate stuff like this.

What if Fun = 2?

This argument is a sorry means of rationalizing a promotional idea. It’s in poor taste to define something with an exception, especially a place for impressionable kids.

Well now your just killing the fun. Also they might have had a contest for Kids to come up with the motto themselves. you ever think of that. No, of course you didn’t. You just like to suck the fun out of everything….you….you fun sucker!

In my mind when I see things like this I’m always like well fun=1 so fun squared isn’t really any more fun that fun by itself.

Maybe I am a fun sucker, but I stand by my comment. I see little things like these as a catalyst to greater misinformation. The little brother to conspiracy theories and ill-informed decision making. That said, your point that it’s a kids place and not a scientific research paper is taken; thank you for your feedback.

You should send them a note on their contact form, I will be.

I will as well.

http://www.tbowlduckpinlanes.com/contact.html

“Go fun yourself at Fun Squared!”

And what if you’re coming in feeling all mopey, with a negative value of fun?

With fun squared, you’ll be having fun! With double the fun, you’ll feel even worse….

This just made me think of a better and more consistent math Name/Slogan combo

|FUN|

Absolute Fun!

I think fun is infinite and therefore not subject to the “normal” rules.

Anyone care to explain to me double infinity and infinity squared?

Why stop there??

f(FUN)

Function of Fun!

FUN/0

Undefinable Fun!

Actually, Tom might be able to explain this. I’ll send him a note. he’s done a fair bit of mathematical theory work with the number infinity.

Well the trick is that infinity can mean different things in different contexts. And in the context of counting things, there is more than one infinity. Things that are used to denote the size of sets are called cardinal numbers. There’s the finite cardinals, ie the natural numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, and so on. Then there’s the transfinite cardinals, which are all non-finite.

Aleph0 (that’s aleph zero, sometimes pronounced aleph naught) is smallest transfinite cardinal, or less formally the smallest infinity. There are aleph0 natural numbers, as well as aleph0 integers and rational numbers (fractions). There are more than aleph0 real numbers however. There are in fact 2^aleph0 real numbers. There are also 2^aleph0 imaginary numbers.

Generally speaking, if x is a cardinal, then 2x = x, and x^2 = x. But 2^x > x. One of the fundamental questions in mathematicans is whether of 2^aleph0 = aleph1, where aleph1 is the second smallest infinity.

I think that answers your question about double infinity and infinity squared, but doesn’t really explain much. A full explanation would be rather long, but I’d be happy to do so if you’re interested.

I don’t know…. any place that has Medieval Laser Tag is obviously operating under the guise of an alternate universe, perhaps one where x squared does, in fact, equal 2x.

Fun Squared!

Fun x fun!!!