Mysterious Number 6174

Mathematicians call 6174 a “really mysterious number.”

I don’t have the attention span for reading this article so I have no idea why the number 6174 is so special, but I figured a geeky math trend would balance out the “Wonky Boobs” trend of yesterweek.

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