That time a mathematical proof to an unsolved math problem was just casually posted anonymously to 4chan... Mathematicians found it some time later and realized, remarkably, a long outstanding problem in maths had finally been solved...

Sometimes life is funnier than fiction

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Imo the best thing about this is that the almost-converse theorem was proven by Greg Egan, the author of, among others, the SF book "Permutation City".

@freemo @math Hilarious. I always knew beer was at the root of things even mistakes. Mind you my excercise books at school are long destroyed, and I doubt my 'paper' records for The Crown counting weapons will survive 5000 years. Ah! I am lost to history.

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