I received a very respectful email enclosing a paper and soliciting my comments.
I wouldn’t usually treat the sender of such an email like this, but I happened to notice that all the other addressees had names beginning pj, so I doubt that I had been carefully selected.
A glance at the attachment showed two things.
- First, it contained two proofs that π = (14−√2)/4.
- Second, it was not a manuscript or preprint, but a reprint from an international journal with the spuriously precise impact factor of 3.785.