Did Homer Simpson Solve Fermat's Last Theorem?

By Jamie Condliffe on at

In an episode of The Simpsons called The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace, Homer appears to write a valid solution to Fermat's Last Theorem on a blackboard. But given that the problems still causes mathematicians to scratch their heads, is it real?

Well, obviously not—but in this video mathematician and author Simon Singh explains why he wasn't actually too far off. [YouTube]