Ronnie O’Sullivan is a grandfather.

# Things I learned today

**glenshane**#4890

The origin of how we write our numbers relates to how many angles there are in each figure.

0 has no angles, 1 has one, 2(z) has two etc.

This lad explains it properly (around 22.40)

**Julio_Geordio**#4894

That would be a great story if it was in anyway true at all, which of course it isn’t.

**glenshane**#4900

Much appreciated. I generally believe the best in a man until I discover the worst. He’s dead to me now.

**Julio_Geordio**#4903

Look at the state of fucking 9 sure. He literally drew on a squiggly bit to get up to 9. And the two lines through the seven.

**Julio_Geordio**#4904

And a half line at the end of the 5 for the craic too. If they were going to come up with the numbers based on how many angles they could fit in you’d have thought they could have had more creative designs

**glenshane**#4905

Aye, but I don’t think dogmatic adherence to actual angles was the point, assuming there is historic basis etc.