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It's a Sicilian message.... (43.33)

Wags: Only Taylor doesn't make math mistakes.

Bobby: No.

Wags: It's a Sicilian message.

Bobby: It's a Kappa Mu Epsilon message. They knew they were being watched.

Wags: A lot of effort to lead you on a snipe hunt.

Bobby: I think they're the one hunting. For something bigger. The Treaty of Versailles.

The Sicillian message is another nod to The Godfather and Luca Brasi swimming with the fishes.

Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) is a mathematics honor society founded in 1931 at Northeastern Oklahoma State Teachers College to focus on the needs of undergraduate mathematics students. There are now over 80,000 members in about 150 chapters at various American universities and colleges in 35 states,[1] primarily at mid-sized public universities or smaller private institutions. The five goals of Kappa Mu Epsilon are to further interest in mathematics, emphasize the role of mathematics in the development of civilization, develop an appreciation of the power and the beauty of mathematics, recognize the outstanding mathematical achievement of its members,and familiarize members with the advancements being made in mathematics.

The Treaty of Versailles was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end. The Treaty ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919 in Versailles, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which had directly led to World War I. The other Central Powers on the German side of World War I signed separate treaties. Although the armistice, signed on 11 November 1918, ended the actual fighting, it took six months of Allied negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference to conclude the peace treaty. The treaty was registered by the Secretariat of the League of Nationson 21 October 1919.