I love the show about immortals someone mentioned above, but they have to cut off the heads of other "bad" immortals to continue living. That's not very nice now is it?
LOL... Math is not my cup of tea, unless it's simple stuff like adding birthdates (Numerology)
I didn't buy the story either, but I did find it amusing. I felt that it was more of a promo to sell books on Alchemy, books that include what's believed to be Flamel's Philosopher's Stone recipe.