Mind blown, I never realized this coincidence:

You can use the next number in the Fibonacci sequence (1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34) to convert from miles to kilometers.

For example, 13 miles is 21 kilometers.


@fribbledom Ya,some say Fibonacci proves existence of God!

@rayroy @fribbledom and they would be wrong. It works because the fibonacci radio (1.618) is close-ish to the ratio between miles and km (1.609). It's not a perfect conversion


Of course it is. The definition of the mile and the kilometer are entirely independent of each other, and yet...

Lol for the sake of making you all crazy, I invite you to tumble down a ridiculous rabbit hole I tumbled down once upon a time. It was fun.
https://tobeornottobe.org/the-great-pyramid%e2%80%8b-intro/math-constants/ have fun lol don't go too crazy

Until the 19th century, there were lots of different standards for the mile: for example, the Welsh mile is about 4 modern miles. I don't suppose the theories account for that...
@rayroy @fribbledom

@fribbledom @rayroy Technically not correct – a mile is defined through a metre: it is 1609.344 metres, that's the definition.
But they did evolve separately, I get your point. It's a fun coincidence.
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