foreignmovieposters:

Bakjwi (Thirst) (2009). South Korean poster.

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meeedeee:

x-cetra:

artisansoulleader:

thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,
The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.
It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…
It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

My jaw is legit on the floor right about now :D

THIS IS A HOAX based on some Europeans making shit up.  The so-called “original Arabic number system” wasn’t written like this:

(eastern, western Arabic numerals written right to left, 800-900 CE, from The Hindu-Arabic Numerals, David Eugene Smith, gutenberg e-text)
Nor were they originally Arabic. The Arabic mathematicians who introduced Hindi numerals to the west acknowledged their origins in their book titles:
Al-Khwarizmi - On the Calculation with Hindu Numerals (825 CE, original manuscript only survives in Latin translation, “Algoritmi de numero Indorum”)
Al-Kindi - Ketab fi Isti’mal al-‘Adad al-Hindi, “On the Use of the Hindu Numerals” (830 CE)
Kushyar ibn Labban - Kitab fi usul hisab al-hind “Principles of Hindu Reckoning"  

[x]
Here’s the number 260 in the Hindi script (“Gwalior”): 

Chaturbhuja Temple at Gwalior,  876 CE (CCarlstead, Creative Commons)

I checked snopes.com and they have not written anything up. But they should, cause math is fun!
http://www.pbase.com/inaturalist/arabic_numbers_hoax
http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=49183
(as close as I could find)

meeedeee:

x-cetra:

artisansoulleader:

thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,

The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.

It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…

It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

My jaw is legit on the floor right about now :D

THIS IS A HOAX based on some Europeans making shit up.  The so-called “original Arabic number system” wasn’t written like this:

(eastern, western Arabic numerals written right to left, 800-900 CE, from The Hindu-Arabic Numerals, David Eugene Smith, gutenberg e-text)

Nor were they originally Arabic. The Arabic mathematicians who introduced Hindi numerals to the west acknowledged their origins in their book titles:

  • Al-Khwarizmi - On the Calculation with Hindu Numerals (825 CE, original manuscript only survives in Latin translation, “Algoritmi de numero Indorum”)
  • Al-Kindi - Ketab fi Isti’mal al-‘Adad al-Hindi, “On the Use of the Hindu Numerals” (830 CE)
  • Kushyar ibn Labban - Kitab fi usul hisab al-hind “Principles of Hindu Reckoning 

[x]

Here’s the number 260 in the Hindi script (“Gwalior”): 

Chaturbhuja Temple at Gwalior,  876 CE (CCarlstead, Creative Commons)

I checked snopes.com and they have not written anything up. But they should, cause math is fun!

http://www.pbase.com/inaturalist/arabic_numbers_hoax

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=49183

(as close as I could find)

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