Math Metal: Lateralus and the Fibonacci Sequence

Lateralus is – hands down – my favourite song. Last week, I found myself on its Wikipedia page and my mind exploded a little bit more.

Counting between pauses, the syllables in Maynard James Keenan’s vocals during the verses form the first few Fibonacci numbers, ascending and descending… The Fibonacci sequence shares a relationship with spirals, which are mentioned several times later in the lyrics.

Total XKCD moment.

I also found this video about it.

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