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Believe it or not, my underpants contradict 2000 years of mathematical certainty! It’s only in the 19th Century that Gauss, Lobachevsky and, Bolyai would get a grasp on the hidden geometry underlying my underpants — the so-called hyperbolic geometry… which would lead to new fundamental insights into the nature of geometry itself!

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