*Google Alert*-- which I have set up to let me know of new web-postings (or old information newly accessed) that contain the terms "mathematics" and "poetry." (Another online delight comes when I

**What fun!**)

It is through a Google Alert notification that I learned of the poetry book

*It Ain't Over Till the Math Lady Sings*by Michelle Whitehurst Goosby (Trafford, 2014). This Math Lady was the subject of an article by Jennifer Calhoun in the

*Dotham Eagle*(Dotham, AL) -- and Calhoun put me in in touch with the poet who graciously offered permission for me to present one of her poems here. Goosby is a teacher and the poem poses a number puzzle for readers to solve.

**Five Naturals**

**Consecutively Odd**

Five naturals, consecutively odd

Whose sum is the product of two primes

The total is also coincidentally construed

As half the amount of thirteen ten times.

There is one series of naturals

That have this claim to fame.

A composite and prime combo,

This natural series, can you name?

And my friend if you would be so kind

That is, if you would not mind,

Would you devote some precious time

To tell me the sum's two factors prime?

Another item that came to me via a Google Alert is the information that Hedy Lamarr was a pioneer in the development of electronic communication. A trailblazing inventor as well as an actress.

Another item that came to me via a Google Alert is the information that Hedy Lamarr was a pioneer in the development of electronic communication. A trailblazing inventor as well as an actress.

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