# What do Mathematicians Eat for Breakfast?

BRADY HARAN: And the first thing I’ll ask you is what you had for breakfast this morning so I can test the volume. PERSI DIACONIS: What did I have? I had rice puffs and banana, and Earl Grey tea, and fresh orange juice. HOLLY KRIEGER: I didn’t have anything for breakfast. BRADY: You didn’t have breakfast? I’m a coffee drinker. Coffee sustains me. It’s keeps you productive. BRADY: Was the banana on the rice puffs? Yes it was. I slice it up into tiny little pieces. Breakfast? What’s that? I just got out of bed. I had cream of wheat with brown sugar. BRADY: Cream of wheat? I don’t even know what that is. I used the last milk in the house. Almost none left for tea, but it was okay. For breakfast this morning I had oatmeal. I nearly always have oatmeal for breakfast. Do you have anything on it? Like sweetener or anything? Or do you have it just…? No, I have oatmeal and then on the side I have soy yoghurt. Okay. Testing…

Brady: What did you eat for breakfast?

What did I have? Starbucks. BRADY: You had Starbucks! Blueberry scone.

BRADY: Nice. Yeah, Yeah. BRADY: You were out and about this morning, were you? Oh yeah, every morning. 7. Get up, get out, do stuff. Egg, bread, and a coffee. BRADY: Egg and bread, do you toast it? Or plain bread? Oh no no, I toast it. Toast it. Yeah. I had rolled oats and bananas. and a really good coffee which is how I have to start my day every morning. BRADY: Good coffee. Colombian? Colombian, of course. Cranberries. Porridge and bananas. Little bits of dates and some wheat bran. Actually, I missed breakfast this morning. Which was… In fact I haven’t eaten yet today. BRADY: At all? No. Sometimes this happens. Is this thing on? But I did have a curry at approximately half past 12 last night, so really I’m probably still digesting. Uhh… and a bacon and

BRADY: Pound of wurst?

…and potatoes and it was all not good. Since we’re discussing my breakfast from this morning, which was not the breakfast the hotel offered us because they wanted to have a natural number of our English pounds in exchange for that breakfast. And obviously… BRADY: How many pounds did they want for breakfast? On the order of twenty. I had eggs and cinnamon toast. BRADY: Twenty pounds!?!

–Twenty pounds for breakfast, but I’m about to say they better chop it into bite-sized pieces and put it in my mouth for me for twenty quid. BRADY: Bit of test, what did you have for breakfast this morning? The usual. Muesli.

Brady: Muesli? Yup. Okay, so I got up and had oatmeal at about 5 in the morning. Oatmeal and coffee. BRADY: 5 in the morning!? Oh I had, um, cereal and coffee. And then my daughter woke up a little bit after 5 and I made her a coffee. Ah let’s see, I had coffee and a bit of a smoothie. Ah hello, HELLO! Hey hey hey hey! BRADY: Let me ask you what you had for breakfast this morning. No memory. Ah, actually, I do I do I do. BRADY: Of course you do. What did you have? Let’s see. What did I have for breakfast? Cereal with lots of fruit. I had all the leftovers from the kids. BRADY: Alright. I had some toast.

BRADY: Just toast?

Just toast yeah. BRADY: What did you have on it?

Peanut butter. What’s recipe today, Jim? Test 2, test test test. I’m probably not switched on. You are switched on.

-I am?

What did you have for breakfast? I had a bacon panini apparently. What did I have for breakfast? Some salmon and rice and she brought me some coffee, didn’t she? Yeah, she did. For breakfast today I had two Weetabix. BRADY: Two?

– Yes

BRADY: Why not three? Because then I’d end up with an odd number. Actually, you know I don’t care about the coffee very much. But yeah, I do drink it. BRADY: Bit of a sound check professor, what did you have for breakfast this morning? Oh, yoghurt and fruit. BRADY: What fruit did you have? More mangos. BRADY: Really? Did you have rum on them? Haha. I was yearning for that, but no. Porridge.

BRADY: Porridge?

With milk, bananas, and blueberries. Oatmeal. BRADY: Oatmeal. Did you put anything on ’em? Some raspberries and milk. Well I don’t generally eat anything in the morning. BRADY: What? You’re sort of healthy?… I know, but I… yeah, but I exercise a lot. I exercise for two hours then I eat lunch. Especially when I’m running late. BRADY: I thought you weren’t supposed to exercise on an empty stomach though. Well I’ve been exercising for fifty years so I do it the way I want to do it. BRADY: I’m going to do what you do because it seems to be working. Hello!

BRADY: What did you have for breakfast? Umm… I did some maths for breakfast. BRADY: You did maths for breakfast? Yeah.

2:42 This is proof that he's crazy.

Title is, "What do Mathematicians Eat for Breakfast?" and they open with, "Sound Checks"

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Wrong question! It should have been, "What do Bankers Eat for Breakfast?"

because then I would end up with an odd number…

Moral of the story:

Eat cereals and bananas and you'll be fine.

Wow! They eat normal breakfast!!! :0

Curry goes in digested and comes out the same colour so I don't think that curry is digested

I would have:

Möbius soup.

James <3

super eggs

43 Chicken McNuggets.

what? mathematicians eat? one always learns new things every day

Potatoes at 1:53 is the best moment!

I thought all mathematicians had amphetamines for breakfast.

2:42 meth as per usual

Pie

i eat hotdogs

1:46 brilliant

Pi

Thanx for this video, such fun) aand… salad roll with turkey + 2*espresso)

"I had toast"

"Just toast?"

"Just toast yeah."

"What did you have on it?"

"Peanut Butter"I want to be friends with James Grime.

Is that the Ron Graham that.gave name to the Graham's number?

nothing common among mathematicians?

"What did you have for breakfast?"

"Uh…two weetabix."

"Two? Why not three?"

"Because then I'd have an odd number..

I swear that's me

They eat pi

π

What do mathematicians eat? Food.

Pi, duh. 🙂 Any kind, raspberry, apple, pumpkin. Otherwise, anything round, bagels, Cheerios, pancakes, English muffin, waffles, etc.

Hannah is amazing

Pie… 😐

y'all need to try bread with nutella. thats what i used to eat in the morning. but it needs to be a thicc layer of nutella! i always ate nutella as a child and i still love it to this day. hmm (this message is not sponsored btw)

What if the hotel charged Matt an irrational number of pounds for breakfast? That would be quite the pickle for the bank. Maybe even a Parker Pickle.

eating (not so) humble Pi 😉

they have a parker square meal

√-1 2^3 ∑ Π

Where's Cliff? I want to see what that man eats for breakfast.

Oddly satisfying video

I did some maths for breakfast XD

Potatoes

No one had any prime number rib?

great. I watched it. can I stop seeing this?

“I had eggs and cinnamon toast” randomly in the middle of another bit ? loved it

Why do mathematicians have such appaling breakfeasts?

I would expect mathematicians to stay away from beans.

On the order of 20. 😀

It's so adorable how Conway reflects on his coffee consumption. "Actually, you know, I don't care about the coffee very much… (thinking) But yeah, I do drink it… (guilty expression)"

John Conway breaks my heart every time. EVERY TIME.

Colombian cofee wooo :v

This is actually a genius video

Imagine eating only Bojangles for breakfast ??

Does James Grime eat bacon panini and hey Hey HEy HEY HAY HAY

James and his panini though :p

even numbers get breakfast. you don't believe me?

Well it seems that 7 ate 9. they're quite cannibalistic, aren't they?

Hello!Hello! Hey,Hey.

Love how James Grime is just like "Hello! Hey hey hey hey!"

Pure gold!

Never had a banana for breakfast and I'm surprised so many of them have that. It sounds very random to be honest.

dang graham is the only smart one

Wait, are you telling me mathematicians eat?

Redheads, redheads everywhere <3

I have oatmeal for breakfast too!

It's so fun listening to the different accents. Such diversity and they're all so happy.

I tried eating Pi for breakfast once …I haven't finished it yet.

Mathematicians eat pi.

Simon Pampena: "I did some maths for breakfast".

Hannah fry is sooo pretty

Mathematicians input coffee and output theorems.

(1+1+1)!-1=5

"What did you have for breakfast this morning?"

"Hello! Hey! Hey hey hey!"

Coffee?

Bescause I will end up with odd number???

That's easy. Pumpkin Pi.

To me it is interesting how big cultural diference is when it comes to breakfast. I used to have these really strong meals such as 2 sausages, 3 fried egs with some ham, chese and a glass of milk, while they have musli or fruit, which I cant possibly immagine eating for breakfast since it keeps me going for about 30 minutes and that is it lol

Disappointingly none of them ate gorilla meat. Couple of bananas in there.

The breakfast of a true mathematician (@4:30)!:

Let me lay some complex probability maths on you. There is a near infinite probability that at least one of them is lying and ate a box of doughnuts.

0:27 my hero

You could eat apple π.

No Cliff? Dislike.

2:42 James Grime with no context

2:43 just trolling lol

“Uh, I had some toast.”

2:43 lol what?

Sure, let me watch this video I've seen twice already instead of working on my senior thesis.

Simon Pampena is the real star of this video.

This confirms the ultimate truth that redhead women don't eat breakfast

Well the one thing I did learn from this one was that mathematician breakfasts are overwhelmingly disgusting, to within two standard deviations of the mean. I'm with Krieger and Isenberg!

Please can you show us Cliff Stoll's one? I feel like it would be brilliant.

I'm still mad there wasn't a single drunk mathematician who drunkenly says "RUm."

4:20 soo many folds.

3:26

This video is really about breakfast..

I love the guy that said:

"I had mathematics"

2:43 MONSTA ENARGI X sqrt(cos(3)^68)

Jam sandwich lol

James Grime obviously had crack for breakfast.

I’d like to have Hannah Fry for breakfast.

I thought the eat pi for Breakfast

Maths for breakfast.

Unhealthy, high carb breakfast seems to be almost mandatory among mathematicians.