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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Martin Gardner turns ... how old, exactly?


The My Yahoo RSS feed apparently shows Martin Gardner as 25 * 3 -1, or 74, in the headline. This would be a monumental gaffe considering the wonderful Martin Gardner was the Mathematical Recreational columnist for Scientific American for many years.

The actual headline is 2^5 * 3 -1, or 32 * 3 - 1, or 95, which is Gardner's correct age.