McKay: I started working on a solution, but an hour ago, it hit me like Archimedes in the bathtub -- eureka! Except I wasn't in the bathtub, I was on the couch watching a very strange Outer Limits episode.
Archimedes (287-212 BCE) was a Greek mathematician and inventor. He wrote works on plane and solid geometry, arithmetic, and mechanics. He is best known for discovering the lever and pulley.