Mathematicians Retire the Number ‘8’ in Honor of Steve Barnes

Rochester, NY – Mathematicians from the University of Rochester have started a movement to officially retire the number eight as a way to honor local hero Steve Barnes.

“We were absolutely devastated by the news of his passing,” said Professor Roofus McNorman. “It just didn’t feel right typing in number 8 on a calculator, let only a phone. Sometimes I just found myself calling 8 just to feel something again.”

The plan is to simply skip over the number and go straight to nine until Trent Reznor dies tragically.

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