June 14, 2006

In a post last year, I stated that the ratio of female to male bees in a hive is phi, or roughly 1.618, which is the same as the ratio of the number of seeds in concentric rings of a sunflower, which is the same as the ratio of one’s height to the distance between navel and feet, and a bunch of other naturally occuring phenomenon. As an astute reader pointed out, The Da Vinci Code, from where I got this particular “fact”, is a work of fiction, as is this little nugget. I still think Opus Dei is creepy.

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