Owen O Shea, more than anyone, has the uncanny ability to find remarkable coincidences everywhere he looks. How he does it is a mystery. Some (not all!) of his astounding discoveries are packed into this entertaining mind bewildering book --author, Martin Gardner
From the Number of the Beast and triangular numbers to Friedman numbers and pandigital squares, this smorgasbord of mathematical puzzles, curiosities and coincidences is sure to delight readers of all level of mathematical sophistication --author, Clifford A. Pickover
As Owen O'Shea and the imaginary American Professor, Richard Stein, travel through Ireland, O'Shea notes the Professor's collection of amazing magic numbers in fascinating detail. The curiosities are wide ranging from coincidences about Apollo 11 and the first moon walk to proposition bets involving dice, darts, and playing cards.