clipart showing a brain

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 21 October 2021, regurgitate.

A mathematician of note,
Learned his nineteen times table by rote,
He hit 1,558,
And in cruel twist of fate,
His head exploded.

And in answer to your question, of course it does!

19 x 82 =1,558

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

21 thoughts on “Brainiac”

                1. don’t tell anyone but there are sites that will help with rhymes. But I never found one that was perfect, so over time I’ve come to rely on myself. Plus they don’t actually construct the poem. Can’t get the pretenders out of my head now!

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                    1. I cringed when I hear people saying they are perfectionists because I think well what does that make me? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚to me it’s very arrogant to think one is perfect or has perfect tendencies


  1. Brilliant limerick. And… you will be pleased to know that by leaving the last line unrhymed you sent my head off on a mad scramble for words that may be relevant that rhyme with note. PING! Asymptote…a word I am sure I haven’t seen or heard since high school. So I went and looked it up. You see! You are promoting maths exploration through limericks. I’m sure there’s money in that.

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