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Students who chew gum have better math test scores than those who do not, a study found.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

2,520 is the smallest number that can be exactly divided by all the numbers 1 to 10.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

123  45  67 + 89 = 100.123 + 4  5 + 67  89 = 100.123  4  5  6  7 + 8  9 = 100.1 + 23  4 + 5 + 6 + 78  9 = 100.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie, according to mathematicians.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

In 1900, all the world's mathematical knowledge could be written in about 80 books; today it would fill more than 100,000 books.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

The birthday paradox says that in a group of just 23 people, there's a 50% chance that at least two will have the same birthday.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE


Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica contained a simple calculation error that went unnoticed for 300 years.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

2200 years ago, Eratosthenes estimated the Earth's circumference using math, without ever leaving Egypt. He was remarkably accurate. Christopher Columbus later studied him.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

Mathematician Paul Erdos could calculate in his head, given a person's age, how many seconds they had lived, when he was just 4 years old.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

In middle school, 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, but when choosing a college major, just 0.4% of high school girls select computer science.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE



The discoveries of Greek mathematicians such as Pythagoras, Euclid, and Archimedes, are still used in mathematical teaching today.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE


2,520 is the smallest number that can be exactly divided by all the numbers 1 to 10.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

Arabic numerals, like the ones we use today in English, were actually invented in India.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

The Millennium Prize is a US$1 million award given to whoever can solve any 1 of 7 math problems, but to date only 1 of the problems has been solved.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

A physicist faced with a fine for running a stop sign in 2012 proved his innocence by publishing a mathematical paper. He even won a prize for his efforts.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

2013 was the first year since 1432 that's a rearrangement of four consecutive numbers.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

Philosopher René Descartes is most well known for the saying "I think, therefore I am," but he also developed the XYcoordinate system.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE


In 1900, all the world's mathematical knowledge could be written in about 80 books; today it would fill more than 100,000.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

The highest accuracy calculations at NASA use just 15 decimals of Pi.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

The most prolific mathematician of the 20th Century, Paul Erdos, used amphetamine to fuel 20hour number benders.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

In many Israeli schools, algebra is taught without the use of the symbol "+" as it looks like a Christian cross. They use an inverted "T" instead.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE

Taking Pi to 39 digits allows you to measure the circumference of the observable universe to within the width of a single hydrogen atom.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE


Newton invented/discovered calculus in about the same amount of time the average student learns it.♦ SOURCE♺ SHARE
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