Panel 1: Save the Planet Do Math in the dark Sleep is optional (an a green button) Panel 2: We are reaching a global crisis. The Riemann hypothesis has been unsolved for nearly 150 years. If we don't solve it in the next generation, then in the year 2060 it will have been unsolved for over 200 years. (Plot: Year 1940..2060 → Numer Years RH Unsolved (Projected) 80..200 Panel 3: That's why we need YOU to spend all the time in the dark that you would normally be asleep solving this problem instead. (three light switches, fire alarm “pull down”) Panel 4: All we are saying is give math a chance (big light-bulb)
Proof of False began in the middle of spring term 2006 when the MIT Tech had a severe shortage of comics. The few existing Tech comic authors were busy with schoolwork and the newest addition to the Tech was a poorly received comic about the MIT SafeRide shuttles that involved a long telling of an unhumorous story of its author getting stuck in the rain one day. A few friends joked that anyone could do better, and thus began Proof of False.