There was a question how to do an aggregate multiplication in MySQL. MySQL does not provide such functionality, so we were looking at various workarounds.
Then Scott killed our discussion with this simple query:
Of course, thats nice mathematical approach to solve the multiplication issue with just SUM() at hands, but while we were still in awe, Scott explained it with this wit:
The Great Flood is over, and as the animals are departing 3×3, Noah is blessing each, saying “Go forth, be fruitful and multiply.” Two snakes come down the ramp and say to Noah, “We can’t. We’re adders.”
Noah groans and says, “That’s the worst pun I’ve heard in 40 days and nights. Go sit in that pile of sticks until I can deal with you!”
After mucking out the ark, Noah returns to the sticks and lifts them up, to find baby snakes everywhere. “What happened?” he asks. “I thought you were having problems!”
The snakes reply, “Even adders can multiply with logs.”