Today is the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Over at Powerline, they have a series of essays about the most consequential president this country has ever had.
If you're having a hard time wrapping your mind around the size of some of the numbers that have been rising over the Potomac recently, Iowahawk has your back. He provides a handy synopsis in Numbers in the News. An excerpt:
An international mathematics research team announced today that they had discovered a new integer that surpasses any previously known value "by a totally mindblowing shitload." Project director Yujin Xiao of Stanford University said the theoretical number, dubbed a "stimulus," could lead to breakthroughs in fields as diverse as astrophysics, quantum mechanics, and Chicago asphalt contracting.
As always, read the whole thing.