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Pythagoras: World’s Nerdiest Cult Leader

Historically, cults and their leaders haven’t had much luck getting good publicity. Maybe it’s because of their intense religious fervor or their creepy recruiting methods, but most people do their best to avoid these cliques (not to mention the punch they serve). But hey, they aren’t all bad. Ancient mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras had his [...]

What’s So Special About 9/9/09?

Why are people so enthralled with today’s date? What’s so special about 9/9/09? Heather whipps explains over at LiveScience, in which she blames Pythagoras: Though usually discredited as bogus, numerologists do have a famous predecessor to look to. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and father of the famous theorem, is also credited with popularizing numerology in ancient [...]