A jack of many hobbies and a master of none - spending lots of time on amateur/ham radio, running, and technology.
You can convert miles and kilometers using the Fibonacci sequence. https://t.co/OWP8QgKd5W pic.twitter.com/NEzkXE2nkI
— Cliff Pickover (@pickover) July 2, 2016
Very quickly the ratio of a Fibonacci number to the previous element in the serious converges to the Golden Ratio, which is (1 + SQRT(5))/2, or about 1.618. And a mile is very close to 1.609 km -- 1.609344 miles, to be exact. So that's why this Fibonacci trick works.
Math takes all the fun out of magic. ;)