Now the general consensus on the topic was 180 degrees, which was the the correct answer according to the trivia hosts as well; but Craig being obsessed with all things mathematical, debated the issue and strongly opposed the answer declaring that the answer was 360 degrees.
Now I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical about that myself, but after a complete explanation, three YouTube clips, numerous sketches and some generally heated debate, I too had to concur that Craig was in fact correct and that it is a common misconception that triangles contain 180 degrees.
If you are thinking I'm crazy right now, then just check out the link below and see for yourself, it is true.
Unfortunately, our fellow players weren't privy to Craig's explanation on the subject, so he didn't get the chance to defend his ideas. One of the players was so adamant that the answer was 180 degrees, that he very stupidly decided to call Craig dumb as dog shit. Now for those of you that know Craig, you would know that calling him names is never a very good thing to do, and calling him stupid has been known to be a quite unpleasant experience for others in the past. But calling him dumb when he is right and has not had the chance to explain himself, well...that's just mental!
Thankfully, Craig conducted himself very well, calmly pointing out to his opposer that perhaps he would like to step outside and try calling him dumb as dog shit again. That was all that he needed to say, it did the job. And although the subject was dropped faster than a hookers knickers, Craig was still very annoyed that he had failed to educate the entire room about the truth of triangles and that everyone on the table had walked away believing him to be a fool.
It is great being married to an intelligent and number passionate man, but it is not so great to here about the failures of mathematics through means of book learning for days on end. He is a very tenacious individual, and he hates people thinking that he is stupid or uneducated just because he doesn't have a University degree.
I suppose that if you are going to take people to a trivia night event, then you need to be prepared for some debate, especially when the answers don't align with things that people have invested a lot of time into researching.
Who could've possibly preempted that the sum of all angles in a triangle would cause so much heated debate?
Release Date: 1998
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 84 mins
Darren Aronofsky's first full length feature film earned him a Directing Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Gotham Open Palm Award. Filmed in high contrast black and white, Pi is an eerie, compelling and intense journey into the mind of an obsessed mathematician.
Mathematical genius Max Cohen suffers from debilitating headaches and intense delusional visions, for which he is heavily self medicating. By using his super home built computer, Max holes up for days in his tiny and insanely claustrophobic apartment in an attempt to unlock a secret number which he believes to be the key to unlocking all universal patterns and maybe even the key to existence itself.
This is a dark romp, with religious and economic undertones. Sean Gullette is hauntingly damaged and utterly compelling as Max, and I really enjoyed Mark Margolis' character Sol, who was Max's only voice of reason.
FINAL SAY: Mathematics is the language of nature.
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