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In 1637, the French lawyer and part-time mathematician Pierre de Fermat put forward a simple and elegant numerical riddle that would puzzle and confound math geeks for 358 years.
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- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.