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23 March 2001

The Universal Library of Stumpers

Our perfect spring days early this week made it hard to think about stumpers, but maybe there's another way. My stumpers are all about 500 characters long, composed of the 26 letters, 10 digits, spaces, and some punctuation marks, say 60 different characters all together. My computer could pick these characters at random and make a library of every 500 character "page". Most would be gibberish, but along the way I'd get every possible stumper and answer! How many pages would there be in this universal library? Does this mean that human thought is limited?

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