Two college students were having a conversation on a bench outside of one of their professor’s office. “If you could spend a few months with any historical figure known to man, who would it be?” asked Becky, she was deep in thought. “I am not sure,” answered Calvin, “I study a lot, however I think I would enjoy learning something to do with a hobby.”
“A hobby?” asked Becky, “What do you mean; are you going to go with ‘Monet’ or someone?” “No,” said Calvin, “I would choose the famous mathematician Pythagoras.” “I see – you want to get to the bottom of understanding more about math,” said Becky, trying to back up her friend, Calvin, known by others on campus as someone who was a good choice for a study partner. He made good grades.
“No,” said Calvin, “I chose him out of many people, because of an interesting historical fact I read about him two days ago.” “Oh?” said Becky. “Did you know that this whole idea of an eight-note ‘octave’ came from him? He alone devised the idea with metal strings and, to this very day, we as humans compose music according to his real-life experimentation with wires. If I could go back in time, I would spend a year with him; we would make a handmade baby-grand piano. I could teach him ‘Jingle Bells’ – I could learn from him.”
“Wow,” said Becky, as their professor was coming up the wooden stairway, “I think I would have gone with Martha Stewart.” Calvin looked over to her; she blushed. “Nice choice,” said Calvin. He looked to the ground and thought, “Could she be the one?”