Any triangle is equivalent under projective transformations to the standard triangle whose sides are on the lines $x=0,y=0,z=0$ of the projective plane. If you select a point $(0:y_1:z_1),(x_2:y_2:0),(x_3:0:z_3)$ on each of these lines not at the vertices, then they are collinear if and only if $(y_1/z_1)(z_2/x_2)(x_3/y_3)=-1$ as you can check. This is Menelaus's theorem of classical plane geometry. You can think of the lines as copies of $\mathbb{G}_m$ and make a group out of $\mathbb{G}_m \times \mathbb{Z}/3$ in a suitable way and interpret Menelaus's theorem as the three points are collinear if and only if they add to zero in this group. Once you do that, it is easy to view this statement as a degenerate case of the fact that three points on a cubic are collinear if and only if they add to zero in the group law.

Ceva's theorem, which guarantees that certain lines from the vertices of a triangle (e.g. bisectors) are collinear, is the dual of Menelaus and thus admits a similar, but less obvious, interpretation.