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Answer: I was looking at Bender’s chasis number 1729 for the answer, but other fundae with 1729 are also accepted.

1729 is called the Hardy-Ramanujan number. Apparently Ramanujan solved a problem on his death bed which was set by Hardy and 1729 was the answer.

Check out one of the comments for more details.


30 Responses to “Dude, I am dying!”

  1. username
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    1. Ramanujan
    2. Bender

    connect:
    1729, the Hardy-Ramanujan number,
    The television show Futurama contains several jokes about the Hardy-Ramanujan number. In one episode, the robot Bender receives a Christmas card from the machine that built him labeled “Son #1729”. Ken Keeler, a writer on the show with a Ph. D. in Applied Math, said “that ‘joke’ alone is worth six years of grad school.” In another episode, Bender’s serial number is revealed to be the sum of two cubes: his number is 2716057 = 9523 + (−951)3, while that of fellow robot Flexo is 3370318 = 1193 + 1193. (This datum is one of the pieces of evidence the episode uses to establish that Bender and Flexo are a pair of good-and-evil twins.) The starship Nimbus displays the hull registry number BP-1729, which simultaneously riffs on the USS Enterprise’s NCC-1701. Finally, the episode The Farnsworth Parabox contains a montage sequence where the heroes visit several parallel universes in rapid succession, one of which is labeled “Universe 1729” (the universe where Fry, Leela and Bender are all giant rude talking bobbleheads). In the movie, “Bender’s Big Score”, the number of the taxi cab Fry takes home in the past is also the sum of two cubes.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1729_(number)

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  2. Neeraj

    1729??


  3. Dibyo
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    Bender’s serial number is 2716057, which is expressible as the sum of two cube numbers.

    The Hardy-Ramanujam number is 1729 which is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways


  4. udupendra
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    Quoting wiki –

    References to 1729

    * The television show Futurama contains several jokes about the Hardy-Ramanujan number. In one episode, the robot Bender receives a Christmas card from the machine that built him labeled “Son #1729”. Ken Keeler, a writer on the show with a Ph. D. in Applied Math, said “that ‘joke’ alone is worth six years of grad school.” In another episode, Bender’s serial number is revealed to be the sum of two cubes: his number is 2716057 = 9523 + (−951)3, while that of fellow robot Flexo is 3370318 = 1193 + 1193. (This datum is one of the pieces of evidence the episode uses to establish that Bender and Flexo are a pair of good-and-evil twins.) The starship Nimbus displays the hull registry number BP-1729, which simultaneously riffs on the USS Enterprise’s NCC-1701. Finally, the episode The Farnsworth Parabox contains a montage sequence where the heroes visit several parallel universes in rapid succession, one of which is labeled “Universe 1729” (the universe where Fry, Leela and Bender are all giant rude talking bobbleheads). In the movie, “Bender’s Big Score”, the number of the taxi cab Fry takes home in the past is also the sum of two cubes.


  5. nisha's thambi
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    1729, the Hardy-Ramanujan number. Lots of Bender references on the wiki page.


  6. 1729

    Ramanujan and Bender.

    The television show Futurama contains several jokes about the Hardy-Ramanujan number. In one episode, the robot Bender receives a Christmas card from the machine that built him labeled “Son #1729”.


  7. Raghuvansh
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    Futurama has multiple jokes on the Hardy-Ramanujan number (1729), don’t know if you want a specific gag.


  8. p vs np
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    That’s ‘Bender’ from ‘Futurama’. Apparently, he is the 1729th ‘son’ of the machine that built him and his serial is supposedly the sum of two cubes, both being references to the Ramanujan number.


  9. S. Ramanjuna
    Bender from Futurama

    Bender gets a christmas card from “Son #1729”.
    1729 is the Hardy-Ramanujan number. Also, Bender’s serial number is the sum of two cubes as well.


  10. duriel
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    Hardy-Ramanujan number

    Bender receives a Christmas card from the machine that built him labeled “Son #1729”


  11. nishansolo

    Conect – 1729, The Hardy-Ramanujam Number

    Srinivasa Ramanajum and Bender(Futurama). Futurama contains several jokes about the Hardy-Ramanujan number, especially involving Bender.


  12. alephnull

    Bender is Son #1729 which is the subject of a famous anecdote involving Ramanujam. Considering that the some of the writers and producers of Futurama have advanced mathematical degrees, googling shows a lot of other possibilities.


  13. svgreatest

    Bender’s chassis number is 1729, which is also known as the Hardy-Ramanujan number.


  14. Nakul

    bender’s serial no is a sum of 2 cubes , a take on ramajunam’s number 1729


  15. Gautam Dn(RV)

    Bender’s(from Futurama) serial number is 1729(The Hardy Ramanujan(Picture 1) number). I think this was shown on an Xmas card during one of the episodes


  16. 1729. The television show Futurama contains several jokes about the Hardy-Ramanujan number.


  17. Rohan
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    In one episode, the robot Bender receives a Christmas card from the machine that built him labeled “Son #1729”.?


  18. Aparna
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    Hardy-Ramanujam number – 1729


  19. priyananda

    Bender’s Chassis number is 1729, a number made famous by Ramanujam


  20. shrik
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    Bender is chassis number 1729!


  21. Logik
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    Ramanujam.
    Bender of the Futurama fame.

    Connect : Chassis no. 1729.

    There’s one more tribute to the number in Futurama. A spaceship in the 2nd season has 1729 in it’s name.


  22. quaziluffy

    chassis number of bender 1729 = ramanujam number


  23. Ananth
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    I don’t think anyone needs to answer this one. The entire trivia wrt 1729 and Bender is there on Wikipedia. :D.

    Anyways… Bender is a Bending-Unit 22, serial number 2716057, chassis number 1729.


  24. Mo

    Ramunajan and Bender. Bender\’s chassis number is 1729, the first number that can be written in two distinct ways as the sum of two cubes (taxicab number and taxi story between G. H. Hardy and Ramunajan)


  25. Siddharth Jain
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    Satyajit Ray and Bender (Futurama)

    Futurama’s creator Matt Groening is a big fan of Ray, and named the character Apu (Simpsons) based on Ray’s Apu trilogy


  26. Ajay Parasuram
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    1729


  27. Johny Walker

    1729


  28. Pawankumar Hegde
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    Ramanjuam-Hardy number i.e 1729 on which in the serial Futurama a character (robot ) receives a christmas card labelled Son#1729


  29. mach101

    1729–Hardy-Ramanujan number

    The television show Futurama contains several jokes about the Hardy-Ramanujan number. In one episode, the robot Bender receives a Christmas card from the machine that built him labeled “Son #1729”.


  30. alephnull

    AFAIK, the Hardy-Ramanujam number (1729) was not the solution to a problem that Ramanujam solved on his deathbed. The anecdote is detailed in the wikipedia links that others have cited.


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