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Check out this article over at Science News Online that explores some of the wonderful mathematics references that have found their place in episodes of The Simpsons. For instance, in one episode “Kwik-E-Mart proprietor Apu brags that he can recite pi to 40,000 decimal places. “The last digit is 1,” he announces. To get that detail right, the Simpsons writing team faxed a query to NASA, where mathematician David Bailey obliged with the digit in question.”
It’s good to know that great comedy doesn’t always have to be brainless.