What do you get when you cross a mosquito with a mountain climber? Nothing. You can’t cross a vector and a scalar! Get it? Me either. Well, you don’t have to be a “mathlete” to understand the product of 111,111,111 x 111,111,111. The answer is actually a numeric palindrome.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111

=

12,345,678,987,654,321

What’s a palindrome, you ask? It’s a word, or in this case a math result, that reads the same backwards and forwards, like the name Anna. Try it on a calculator yourself.

Now, you can stump your friends at the next trivia night, and pretend to be the smartest person in the room. Sit back and watch those phone digits roll in, boys and girls, because random math knowledge is uber sexy. Know more.