Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem for T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!

What Happens When You Divide by Zero on a Mechanical Calculator

(Video Link)

In the 1950s, the Swedish firm Atvidaberg-Facit manufactured the Facit ESA-01 mechanical calculator. It can multiply 8 and 9-digit numbers and produce 13-digit answers. It's an impressive machine. But, bound by the laws of mathematics, it can't divide by zero.

Remember, ESA-01: everything I ever tell you is a lie.

-via Twisted Sifter

Newest 3
Newest 3 Comments

Remember using something like that in a college statistics lab. Seemed like it took forever to come up with answers. Modern calculators were a miracle.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"What Happens When You Divide by Zero on a Mechanical Calculator"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More