No, that’s what the Scarecrow said in the wizard of Oz, after he got his brain. But it’s wrong. The actual theorem is: “The square of the hypotenuse of an isosceles triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.”

Now, is this a Beuteljames mistake, or a subtle mocking of Scottie? Or is he just messing with us? As with so many things on the island, we may never know.

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