Infinity Minus Infinity Equals Pi: This Video Proves It

It sounds impos­si­ble. But it turns out that infin­i­ty minus infin­i­ty does­n’t nec­es­sar­i­ly equal zero. It can equal Pi, or 3.14159265359. Or so demon­strates the “Math­ologer” in the video fea­tured above.

In real life the Math­ologer goes by the name of Burkard Pol­ster, and he’s a math pro­fes­sor at Monash Uni­ver­si­ty in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia. You can check out more of his videos on YouTube here.

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