Kreative Kue 315

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Kreative Kue 315

The Real Reason

“No wait, can you repeat that part about the variables in the Hodge conjecture again?”

The thrush stopped pecking at the calculator, dropped the pencil in its talons and clicked its beak impatiently. “Buddy, that’s like the third time I explained with the diagrams. Haven’t you watched that movie ‘Three and Out’?”

I blinked. “No, I haven’t.”

The thrush only cocked its head and stared at me incredulously. “Buddy, go watch it. Seriously.”

“Well, I usually just watch what is on the television. I don’t have that much privilege,” I muttered. “You know,” I started as a strange thought came to me. “Why don’t you go to a real mathematician’s house and actually tell him the solution?”

The thrush only rolled its eyes at me. “Buddy, you think I haven’t tried? The moment my kin or I enter, they go all nuts. I have yet to meet one who doesn’t shoo us out.” The thrush preened its feathers. “Besides, it’s not like they are going to share the prize money with us anyway.”

Suddenly, the thrush raised its head in alert even as I cocked my head in concentration.


“All right, Buddy, your human is here. Destroy the evidence!”

“Buddy! What did you do?” Cecil screamed at her dog. Buddy was still chewing and gnawing on her Maths homework.

“And you! Shoo! Go away!” Cecil waved her hands frantically at the bird, chasing it from the remains of her Maths homework.

The thrush only gave a triumphant scream that oddly sounded like “Told you so!” before flying out the window.

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