The attack that made me a maths genius

p0765bkvSource: BBC News

Jason Padgett sees maths everywhere. Even something as ordinary as brushing his teeth is governed by mathematics – he turns the tap on and dips his toothbrush into the water 16 times.

“I don’t know why I like perfect squares,” he says. “It’s not just a perfect square, it’s two to the power of four or four squared but I just like perfect squares…I automatically do that stuff with everything.”

Padgett is so obsessed with maths and understands such complex concepts, he’s been called a genius. He certainly has a rare talent for drawing repeating geometric patterns – known as fractals – by hand.

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