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  • The jury is still out on this one. Most historians believe in one of the two deaths below, but in order to understand the first one, the reader will first require some knowledge of the Pythagoreans. Pythagoras of Samos was born appx. 580 BC. Little is known about his early years, except that from around 550 BC, he spent significant time travelling around the known world. He settled down in Croton in 532 BC, where he began to teach and soon gathered a large group of students. The early followers were upper or middle class, wealthy and active in politics and business. Under Pythagoras, they formed a moral elite, striving to perfect their mental and physical form. They believed in a perfectly ordered universe, operating like clockwork. They had an incredible amount of rules, including not eating beans (beans were associated with testicles and therefore represented one's father - go figure), not allowing swallows in the house, touching the earth during thunderstorms, smoothing one's imprint on bedclothes and not picking up items dropped from a table. As for Pythagoras' death, there are two theories. They agree that around 500 BC, there was an uprising against the Pythagoreans and the city of Croton was pillaged and burned. Pythagoras fled and was either caught and killed by rebels when he refused to cross a bean field, or managed to make his way to Metapontum (on the coast of Italy), where he took refuge in the Temple of the Muses and eventually died of starvation.
  • Because of his death urge!
  • A giant triangle fell from above, as revenge for making us all study the bloody theorum at school
  • Pythagoras was trapped in a farmhouse with all of his disciples. The house was burned to the ground, killing Pythagoras and all of his followers, which served to halt the spread of his teachings. Man has suffered greatly from the loss of this knowledge.
  • Travis is an easter egg
  • A war broke out between the Greeks and the Romans. The Romans invaded Greece. Once when Pythogoras was busy doing some mathematical calculations on the sand, a Roman soldier approached him and askhim for some directions towards a temple. Being deeply involved in the maths, Pythogoras paid no attention to him. Outraged by this very encounter with Pythogoras, the Roman took his sword and Killed Pythogoras.

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