Pocho Nerd Pride Alert: The Maya counting system is awesome (toon)

articles-31071_recurso_jpgThe Maya, as we all know from Stand and Deliver, were bad ass – one of few ancient civilizations to create the concept of zero.

Since I am an awesome Latina nerd myself, I must share this awesome official Chilean government education ministry photograph of an actual ancient awesome Maya dude counting some stuff out in front of a chart of the awesome Maya counting system.

I love this; it makes me proud. And it shows that there’s history and culture that we can all be proud of — whether or not it’s what they teach you in school.

Print this out, share it, remember that this is awesome. Also someone make me some Maya zero jewelry. I like big earrings especially.

¡Qué viva el cero!