Yesterday my friends made fun of me after I described an animated .gif I saw that compares the relative sizes of different celestial bodies, even though it was my birthday. (It turns out that stars are even more insanely big than you’d imagine.) I may as well keep my nerd points up and point you at this article about how math saved the live Woody Guthrie recording that won a Grammy last night. Math: it’s like the kung fu of thinking.