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Einstein failing a math exam is a myth. He failed the entrance exam to Zurich Polytechnic because he did poorly on botany, zoology and language sections.

Did Einstein really fail math? In 1905, Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 26th president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt married Eleanor and the World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics. And, for four glorious months, Albert Einstein authored four papers that changed our understanding of the way the …

Einstein failing a math exam is a myth. He failed the entrance exam to Zurich Polytechnic because he did poorly on botany, zoology and language sections. Read More »

How Mister Rogers Used King Friday to Make Friday the 13th Less Scary for Kids. Friday the 13th was considered to be the King’s birthday. Whenever the 13th fell on a Friday, during the years that the show was in production, the show staff would celebrate with a birthday cake.

How Mister Rogers Used King Friday to Make Friday the 13th Less Scary for Kids King Friday XIII, son of King Charming Thursday XII and Queen Cinderella Monday, is an avid arts lover, a talented whistler, and a former pole vaulter. He reigns over Calendarland with lots of pomp and poise, and he’s usually correct. …

How Mister Rogers Used King Friday to Make Friday the 13th Less Scary for Kids. Friday the 13th was considered to be the King’s birthday. Whenever the 13th fell on a Friday, during the years that the show was in production, the show staff would celebrate with a birthday cake. Read More »

Futurama writer Ken Keeler wrote and proved a completely new mathematical theorem just for a single episode, called the Futurama Theorem. It is the first known theorem to be created for the sole purpose of entertainment in a TV show.

Futurama theorem The Futurama theorem is a real-life mathematical theorem invented by Futurama writer Ken Keeler (who holds a PhD in applied mathematics), purely for use in the Season 6 episode “The Prisoner of Benda”. It is the first known theorem to be created for the sole purpose of entertainment in a TV show, and, …

Futurama writer Ken Keeler wrote and proved a completely new mathematical theorem just for a single episode, called the Futurama Theorem. It is the first known theorem to be created for the sole purpose of entertainment in a TV show. Read More »

At 24 years old, Isaac Newton was sent home from school to avoid the bubonic plague. During this time, he invented calculus.

It’s also the reason Sir Isaac Newton and other innovators were prompted to create some of the most dreaded mathematical equations that we know today. To understand the need Newton felt for more precise mathematics, you first need a brief understanding of what math existed before he came along and changed everything. It is worth …

At 24 years old, Isaac Newton was sent home from school to avoid the bubonic plague. During this time, he invented calculus. Read More »

Rob Lowe is uncredited in the film Tommy Boy because he was contractually obligated to another movie at the time, Steven King’s The Stand. The reason he filmed Tommy Boy was due to his friendship with Chris Farley.

Tommy Boy is Almost 20: Here Are 20 Fun Facts About the Film The cinematic classic Tommy Boy hit theaters on March 31, 1995. Do the math and that mean the timeless Chris Farley (RIP)/David Spade road trip comedy is just about — yes you guessed it — 20 years old. Twenty is a nice …

Rob Lowe is uncredited in the film Tommy Boy because he was contractually obligated to another movie at the time, Steven King’s The Stand. The reason he filmed Tommy Boy was due to his friendship with Chris Farley. Read More »