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

@rayroy

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

@fribbledom
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
@rayroy

@mistermonster
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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