I remember once going to see him when he was lying ill
at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the
number seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an
unfavorable omen. "No," he replied, "it is a very interesting number;
it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two
-- G. H. Hardy in Ramanujan, London: Cambridge Univesity Press,
of mathematicians yeah, baby.