Court Ruling Code Decrypted
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
The Smith Code has been cracked! It came out this week that the judge in the plagiarism case against Dan Brown and The DaVinci Code had encrypted a code of his own in his ruling. A London lawyer figured out that High Court Justice Peter Smith had used a mathematical progression found in the novel to embed the name of a British Admiral who came up with the giant battleship. The judge obviously is a navy buff.
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