Happy Birthday, Paul Erdős! The famous Hungarian mathematician would turn 100 today.
You can play around with the Erdős-Straus conjecture at Wolfram|Alpha.
Alcatraz Prison closed 50 years ago today.
If you could somehow stack these three historical walls, their combined height would equal 61 feet.
Happy Pi Day!
Check out the the parametric equation required to make the Pi Curve — just a bit more complicated than the first 1000 digits of pi.
For more fun facts about pi, be sure to read a few of our old blog posts.
The Earth’s total land mass could fit comfortably inside the Pacific Ocean.
Gary Busey approves.
Plotting Curves? Why not Zoidberg?
The biggest comet this year will be ISON in late November.
The Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and the four acting awards were given to six different films last night. The last time that happened was in 2006.
Fun Fact: Ang Lee went to school at the University of Illinois, which is in the same town as Wolfram|Alpha.