Tag: Numberphile

Assuming that you and your opponent play perfectly in Connect Four, dropping your first disc into the middle slot will guarantee that you win Connect Four in as much as 41 moves. Crazy huh!

Brady Haran of Numberphile visits the YouTube HQ at Google and asks why viral video numbers often pause for a day or so at around 301. The answer involves a bit of ancient YouTube code and a bit of number-checking procedures implemented at YouTube to ensure that the number counts aren’t be rigged by bots […]