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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Nomadic herdsmen of northern Africa commonly used the "Pythagorean theorem" – two centuries before Pythagoras was born.

See also:
- Thinkquest.org

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  • Yeah, and Neanderthals invented vector calculus! Apparently it helped them calculate the most efficient angle to throw a spear at a Tyrannosaurus rex. Once they invented machine guns, however, they didn't need calculus anymore and it fell by the wayside until it was reinvented many years later by Mary Queen of Scots. Incidentally, it was the Neanderthals' use of automatic weapons that lead directly to the extinction of the dinosaurs!

    By Anonymous a² + b² = c², at November 07, 2007 4:31 PM  

  • I just want to smack you, but I'm a year and a half late.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 09, 2008 1:47 AM  

  • Then why does he get the credit?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 12, 2010 2:48 PM  

  • Also, where the heck are citations?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 13, 2010 3:26 AM  

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