If you add up all the natural numbers from 1 to infinity, you should get a really large version of infinity, but this is not the case. What you get is  minus one/twelfth. Watch the following well-made video clip in order to understand how this happens.

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  1. Whaaa? But what’s up with shifting the second of the added number two series over “a bit to the right”? Could that be equivalent to adding a 1? Why isn’t the shift accounted for? Definitely mathematical hocus pocus if you don’t account for that…

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