Laura comes home to find an odd dinner prepared by George on his cooking night.
Laura: What’re these funny cubes on my plate?
George: You know what day it is?
Laura: It’s the 3rd of March.
George: And the year?
Laura: 2009. So?
George: Don’t you see? 3.3.9. It’s square root day. 3 times 3 equals nine.
Laura: But there are three groups of nine, makes 27.
George: Don’t you see Laura? They’re CUBES. 3 cubed is 3 x 3 x 3 = 27. 27 cubes. 9 cubes of feta, 9 cubes of carrot and 9 cubes of cheddar. My JOKE!
Laura: George, don’t you think you may have just a little too much time on your hands? Maybe you should have another go at politics.
Numerology: ascribing special power to numbers. Astrology gave rise to astronomy. Pseudomaths preceded mathematics.