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Thomas Fuller The enslaved African math genius whose intellect shocked white people @theblaquelioness theblaquelioness Thomas Fuller was an African shipped to America as a slave in 1724 He could calculate the number of months days weeks hours minutes and seconds in any given period of time the number of poles yards feet and inches in any given distance and even the sum of geometric progressions Not only did he perform these mathematical feats while being interrupted in the process but he would take less time than most men did with pencil and paper He was paraded by the abolitionists as proof that blacks were not mentally inferior to whites and ridiculed by psychologists as being nothing more than an idiot savant When he was 70 years old two men William Hartshorne and Samuel Coates natives of Pennsylvania men of probity and respectable characters having heard in travelling through the neighborhood in which Fuller lived of his extraordinary powers in arithmetic sent for him and had their curiosity sufficiently gratified by the answers which he gave to the following questions First upon being asked how many seconds there were in a year and a half he answered in about 2 minutes 47 304 000 Second On being asked how many seconds a man has lived who is 70 years 17 days and 12 hours old he answered in one minute and a half 2 210 500 800 One of the men who employed himself with his pen in making these calculations told him he was wrong and the sum was not so great as he had said - upon which 70 year old Thomas Fuller replied 'stop master you forget the leap year' On adding the amount of the seconds of the leap years the amount of the whole in both their sums agreed exactly mathbuffaloedu ThomasFuller theblaquelioness Meme
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White People
Buffalo
Genius
Math
The Following
Time
White
Old
Pennsylvania
Idiot
🤖
how
feet
answers
thomas
powers
proof
leap year
who
questions
him
paper
savant
one
following
man
enslaved
did
first
master
slave
you
samuel
for
months
african
sum
edu
fuller
geometric
more
shocked
stop
great
men
making
nothing
people
exactly
agreed
ridiculed
feats
extraordinary
their
heard
intellect
leap years
were
there
inferior
whose
minute
through
hours
minutes
wrong
days
said
year
years
seconds
two
pen
leap
two men
curiosity
pencil and paper
the neighborhood
sums
forget
And
The Process
Pencil
Both
When
Number
That
But
Not
When He
William
Calculations
The
Sent
Told
Take
Travelling
Interrupted
Many
Weeks
Characters
Shipped
Amount
These
While
Perform
For Him
Replied
Idiot Savant
One Minute
Distance
Was
With
Half
Calculate
In A
12 Hours
Arithmetic
Lived
Had
Who Is
Gave
How Many
Which
Only
About
Neighborhood
Process
Has
Being
Most
Mathematical
Poles
Second
Than
Psychologists
Given
Even
His
Himself
Could
Thomas Fuller
Having
Inches
Less
70 Year Old
A Man
Adding
Any
Blacks
Coates
In The
Math Genius
Men Who
America
America
memes
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period
period
White People
White People
Buffalo
Buffalo
Genius
Genius
Math
Math
The Following
The Following
Time
Time
White
White
Old
Old
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Idiot
Idiot
🤖
🤖
how
how
feet
feet
answers
answers
thomas
thomas
powers
powers
proof
proof
leap year
leap year
who
who
questions
questions
him
him
paper
paper
savant
savant
one
one
following
following
man
man
enslaved
enslaved
did
did
first
first
master
master
slave
slave
you
you
samuel
samuel
for
for
months
months
african
african
sum
sum
edu
edu
fuller
fuller
geometric
geometric
more
more
shocked
shocked
stop
stop
great
great
men
men
making
making
nothing
nothing
people
people
exactly
exactly
agreed
agreed
ridiculed
ridiculed
feats
feats
extraordinary
extraordinary
their
their
heard
heard
intellect
intellect
leap years
leap years
were
were
there
there
inferior
inferior
whose
whose
minute
minute
through
through
hours
hours
minutes
minutes
wrong
wrong
days
days
said
said
year
year
years
years
seconds
seconds
two
two
pen
pen
leap
leap
two men
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curiosity
pencil and paper
pencil and paper
the neighborhood
the neighborhood
None
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And
And
The Process
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Pencil
Pencil
Both
Both
When
When
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That
That
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William
William
Calculations
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The
The
Sent
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Told
Told
Take
Take
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Many
Many
Weeks
Weeks
Characters
Characters
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Amount
Amount
These
These
While
While
Perform
Perform
For Him
For Him
Replied
Replied
Idiot Savant
Idiot Savant
One Minute
One Minute
Distance
Distance
Was
Was
With
With
Half
Half
Calculate
Calculate
In A
In A
12 Hours
12 Hours
Arithmetic
Arithmetic
Lived
Lived
Had
Had
Who Is
Who Is
Gave
Gave
How Many
How Many
Which
Which
Only
Only
About
About
Neighborhood
Neighborhood
Process
Process
Has
Has
Being
Being
Most
Most
Mathematical
Mathematical
Poles
Poles
Second
Second
Than
Than
Psychologists
Psychologists
Given
Given
Even
Even
His
His
Himself
Himself
Could
Could
Thomas Fuller
Thomas Fuller
Having
Having
Inches
Inches
Less
Less
70 Year Old
70 Year Old
A Man
A Man
Adding
Adding
Any
Any
Blacks
Blacks
Coates
Coates
In The
In The
Math Genius
Math Genius
Men Who
Men Who
found
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