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Math Geek Turns 4!

By Gary Rogers

LINCOLNWOOD, IL—Just yesterday, Jason Benson, mathematician and particle physicist at Hilmeyer Labs turned 24 years old. Since it was his golden birthday, his colleagues decided to throw a huge surprise party for him with a decorated cake.

The cake was half chocolate- half vanilla, and on top it had a 4 with an exclamation point. Benson, who was unaware that there was a party for him, walked in with confusion: “But I’m 24,” he exasperated.

Jason’s boss, Fillip walked up to him and put his hand on his shoulder. “I thought you would have known. It was not four. It was four factorial.”

December 15, 2008

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