The story behind the hidden number 1,729

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What story that links the animated series Futurama, two celebrated academics and the number 1,729.

Kevin Friery‘s insight:

"While asleep, I had an unusual experience. There was a red screen formed by flowing blood, as it were. I was observing it. Suddenly a hand began to write on the screen. I became all attention. That hand wrote a number of elliptic integrals. They stuck to my mind. As soon as I woke up, I committed them to writing."

See on www.bbc.co.uk

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