For what follows, I am not even jesting in the least. Today's quote comes to you all directly from my mathematical modeling class. The assignment is to calculate how a flamingo's leg length will change with an increase in mass.
And now for the quote of the day, brought to you directly from my homework problem:
"Perhaps the best method would be to solve the problem of letting 20 lbs=∫ρ(Flamingo) dFlamingo Evaluated from 0 to flamingo. Where rho(flamingo) is the density function of the flamingo. Having found this function, and another similar one evaluated at 100 lbs it should be no trouble finding a limb generating function by comparing the ratio of the two."
And for your viewing pleasure here's the sequel, also from my assignment:
"...assume a spherical flamingo..."