My Memphis research has made me aware of this really cool meme that started on Smart City Memphis (I think) and has people listing 10 reasons why they love Memphis. I find this way of learning about the city quite exciting... I am not only getting psyched about moving there but I also have a list of things to do and places to visit. The Civil Rights Museum is at the top of my list but I am also looking forward to more romantic happenings (sunset on the Mississippi River, anyone) and nights of musical hedonism (has anybody NOT heard of Wild Bill's yet?!).
Today I got an email from an old Sewanee friend of mine who's actually a native Memphian. She forwarded another Top 10 List that was authored by a friend of hers from high-school. There was the music, yes, and the affordability, and barbeque, and literature... But I was totally unprepared for Number 7 on his list. His Top 7 reason for loving Memphis?!
THE MATHEMATICS SCENE.
I really love math and am a total nerd, he says. So it totally rocks that the University of Memphis has the greatest number of Erdos 1 mathematicians in the world.
Now, I have no idea what makes Erdos 1 mathematicians so special, but guess what, we have the most of them. And I bet that's one fun fact about Memphis that none of you guys had ever heard before.