Mandelbrot Monk

/ funny

When I was in college, a friend sent me a link to the Mandelbrot Monk which I read in amazement at human ingenuity and awe at the strange vagaries of history.

I thought this story was true for 15 years! Recently, I found out it is an April Fool's joke (see the publication date at the bottom of the article). At least I'm in somewhat decent company.