Why the surge of interest in math?

By Murray Bourne, 21 Aug 2006

I did a Technorati search on the term "math". I am intrigued why there was a surge of interest in posts containing "math" on May 25/26 and during the first 10 days of June 2006.

Was it the beginning of a new series of Numb3rs, or something?

Here is the graph showing the surge: (Source: Technorati, 21 Aug 2006)
math surge on technorati

Unfortunately, Technorati no longer provides these charts. It's a shame.

Alternatively, here's the result for "math" on Google Trends.

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