ATG Quirkies: The Pythagorean Cup

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ATG Quirkies: The Pythagorean Cup

You can be forgiven if you think that the Pythagorean Cup is an ingenious geometric theorem. But of course you’d be wrong.

It is actually a clever practical joke that amused the ancient Greeks – at least according to this post in Gastro Obscura.

Evidently it was the brainchild of the ancient Greek philosopher, Pythagoras. Legend has it that he “used it as a way to punish greedy drinkers who poured themselves too much wine.”

If you want to learn how it works so you can punish the greedy wine drinkers in your life, click here and check it out.

P.S. According to the post “Pythagorean cups are available on the streets of Crete and online.”

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