the mystery behind number 8.

Students from Automation were asked to present their project work. The amount of time they were given was 8 minutes! Here are some reasons cited by students:

  • There are 8 professors related to automation.
  • This is year two thousand and 8.
  • Today is Apr 02. The product of 4 and 2 is 8.
  • Professors wanted a power of two: 4 is too less, 16 is too much.
  • 8 students are giving presentations.
  • Out of all teachers in the department, 8 are Assistant Professors.
  • When the committee was deciding about the time, lights went off for 8 minutes.
  • If one has to go from a chair in one professor’s room to a chair in an adjacent room, it requires 8 steps.
  • Amount of weight gained by students by not working on their project is in total 8 kilogram — bhOndOO leading with five.
  • There are 8 notice boards in the corridor.
  • There are 8 labs in the department.
  • The sum modulo nine of all digits of the room numbers of all professors in the department is 8.
  • 8 was picked up at random.
  • May be they wanted to keep 2 min for question answering giving a total of 10 to each student!

Do you have any other reason?

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18 Responses to “the mystery behind number 8.”

  1. Vamsi Says:

    “computer” has 8 letters in it (all of us sit before it and pray (to it!) it works as you tell it to work 🙂

  2. iisc Says:

    Now, that is very relevant, Vamsi!

  3. Arun Says:

    There are 8 working machine in CL2 (m in CL2 right now) [:)]

  4. iisc Says:

    Arun, do you mean to suggest something to Computing Lab admins :)?

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  6. vivek Says:

    coz figure eight is a very nice way of “coming back to square one”………….
    And what the students do in their projects very frequently is “coming back to square one”……..
    (i also recently did it quite a few times in data mining project)………
    So Eight minutes………

  7. iisc Says:

    Vivek, I wish your Data Mining professor does not read your comment. Recently, this blog got a few visitors from http://aditya.csa.iisc.ernet.in — the webmail server for CSA professors.

  8. vivek Says:

    Welll…….after coming back to square one many times……i finally made”some” progress….so thats not a problem……..

  9. shit! blessings! « iisc life. Says:

    […] splashes water on the trouser eight times, but is not able to get it clean. The ironing is lost long back. Shit!, bhOndOO finally […]

  10. bhOndOO takes his father for lunch. « iisc life. Says:

    […] grabbed the menu card from the waiter. It had 8 pages. Oops! It is almost a research paper. bhOndOO concentrated only on the column titled […]

  11. loop Says:

    vamsi, is it “computer” or “research”?

  12. two lessons. « iisc life. Says:

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    […] Monday, he receives an email from Prof Krishnamurthy, praising his work, which bhOndOO reads 8 times. After day-dreaming, he realizes that he has to move the code to Alumni Cell server whose […]

  14. in queue at t-board. « iisc life. Says:

    […] quietly observing the happenings so far, without getting angry. He had read the menu on the wall 8 times so far and was carrying a 50-rupee note firmly since he joined the […]

  15. crystal Says:

    4+4 also equals 8.

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    […] Theory exam. IISc proxy took its time to load the photos page. bhOndOO’s pulse rate increased by 8 per minute. When the page was loaded, everybody simply dispersed.There was a photo of five monkeys […]

  17. shit! blessings! « Apkmnp's Blog Says:

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    […] grabbed the menu card from the waiter. It had 8 pages. Oops! It is almost a research paper. bhOndOO concentrated only on the column titled […]

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