Thursday, October 31, 2013

25 in decimal which is 31 in octal.

Why do mathematicians get Halloween and Christmas confused?

Because  25-dec = 31-oct.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


3024 is equal to 

       36 x 84        AND       48 x 63

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Take the 3 numbers 75, 140, 200.

What is the greatest common factor? 5.

What is the least common multiple?  4200.

4200 / 5 = 840.

What is the significance?  There isn't any.  I just liked it.

Monday, October 28, 2013


0,429,315,678 uses the digits 0 - 9, once each. (Pandigital)

It is equal to:

       04,926 x 87,153       and       07,923 x 54,186     and     15,846 x 27,093

each of which uses the digits 0 - 9 once each.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Some number between 10^78 and 10^82

The number of atoms in the entire observable universe is estimated to be within the range of 10^78 (one quinvigintillion) to 10^82 (ten sexvigintillion).  We’ve added the word ‘observable’ because we realize that there are really many things to discover about the entire universe so, basically, that range back there is only an estimate based upon what we currently know.

Now, before you go on wondering as to whether, because of the Universe’s expansion and all, this number can be growing, note that what’s taking place is simply a mere expansion or dispersion of the masses that make up the Universe. That is, no amount of matter that wasn’t there in the beginning is ever added during this expansion.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The smallest natural number that can not be described by a phrase shorter than one hundred letters

What is the shortest natural number that can not be described by a phrase shorter than one hundred letters?  This is a paradox, because I AM describing it in a phrase shorter than one hundred letters.

Can there be a number that can not be described in one hundred letters or fewer?  There must be.  There can only be 26^100 (about 3.1429 x 10^141, or three sexquadragintillion) phrases with one hundred letters.  Which is an awful lot.  There aren't even that many atoms in the universe, according to the scientists. But there are aleph-null natural numbers.

For example:  five sexquadragintillion, seven hundred four octatrigintillion, three septentrigintillion, four hundred seventy eight duotrigintillion, sixty untrigintillion, five hundred thirty eight trigintillion, sixty seven octavigintillion, ninteen septenvigintillion, seven hundred six duovigintillion, twelve.

So what is the smallest number number whose description must exceed one hundred letters?  I an not curious enough to bother figuring it out.

names of large numbers:  ten power

Thursday, October 24, 2013

40733 ( 1 + 2 + 145 + 40585 )

1 = 1!

2 = 2!

145 = 1! + 4! + 5!

40585 = 4! + 0! + 5! + 8! + 5!

No other number is equal to the sum of the factorials of its digits.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


2733 is the number of possible positions in Checkers after 5 moves.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


My co-worker just got a thorough DNA test for both ancestry and health.  The results say that 3.2% of his DNA is Neanderthal. 

The average European is 2.7%.  They don't  say what the average human is.  They can tell from his tests that he is European.

The company is offering to sell him a t-shirt that says "Neanderthal and proud of it."

The tests also say he has wet ear wax.

Monday, October 21, 2013


General Order No. 11 was the title of an order issued by Major-General Ulysses S. Grant on December 17, 1862, during the American Civil War.

It ordered the expulsion of all Jews in his military district, comprising areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky. The order was issued as part of a Union campaign against a black market in Southern cotton, which Grant thought was being run "mostly by Jews and other unprincipled traders." While permitting some trade, the United States licensed traders through the United States Army, which created a market for unlicensed one. Union military commanders in the South were responsible for administering the trade licenses and trying to control the black market in Southern cotton, as well as for conducting the war. Grant issued the order in an effort to reduce corruption.

Following protests from Jewish community leaders and an outcry by members of Congress and the press, President Abraham Lincoln ordered this revoked a few weeks later. During his campaign for the presidency in 1868, Grant repudiated the order, saying that it had been drafted by a subordinate and that he had signed it without reading it during warfare.

for more information:  wikipedia - General_Order_No._11_ (1862)

and stil more information:  jewish virtual library - anti-semitism, grant

Sunday, October 20, 2013


The world's highest tennis court is 280 meters (918.64 feet) high in Dubai.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


In 2007, the average distance driven in New Jersey was 8767 miles per capita, according to the Federal Highway Administration.

Friday, October 18, 2013


Half-Chewed Cole Haan Wingtip
Introducing Half-Chewed Cole Haan Wingtip by the emerging canine artist, Jack. This unique presentation of a meticulously destroyed dress shoe is the first of its kind by Jack. The piece features absent toe and vamp portions of the shoe, removed through a secret chewing process, known only by the artist, with razor-like precision but requiring brute strength. The shoe has been severed painstakingly from the upper fine-grain leather through the inner lining to the bottom sole. Half-Chewed exhibits only the finest craftsmanship, as is characteristic of works by Jack. For the performance aspect of the piece, the artist ingested the dissected portion of the shoe. In a post-modern twist on interdisciplinary performance art, there was no audience for his act of passion.

The work has been interpreted by contemporary art critics as a statement on class in the wake of the American recession, a painful and complex subject for the modern American dog. Due to the nature of the artist's process, the collector who places the winning bid will no doubt hear gasps of "How in the hell?," "Oh my God," and "Was he using a chainsaw?" upon displaying the piece.

About the Artist

Jack has been active for some time in the world of artistic defacement popularized by prominent figures such as Banksy. However, only recently have his works received critical acclaim through public notoriety and the rise of social media. He is a two-year-old Dalmatian mix who started his life on the streets of rural Virginia before being detained by a county animal control facility and then adopted by his current owner, whose many possessions have become blank canvases for Jack's defacement techniques. Some of his earlier performance and mixed-media works include Berber Carpet Removal, 400-Thread-Count Sheet Shredding No. 1, A Million Pieces of a Bluetooth Headset, Exposing the Mysterious Innards of a Couch Cushion, Urinating on My Owner's Sister's Bed, Freeing of the Garbage from the Shackles of the Glad Bag, and of course, the well-known 400-Thread-Count Sheet Shredding No. 2.

This listing is only for the artist rendering of the left shoe. The right shoe is reserved for a well-dressed amputee. The artwork will be packaged in a presentation-worthy box for the winning bidder. Proceeds from the sale of Half-Chewed will be applied to replacing items destroyed for the sake of canine art. 

A note from the lister, 10/14/13, 10 p.m.:
Jack's time was short when I adopted him from a kill shelter not quite a year ago. And he's not alone. Many great dogs need a second chance but far too few will find homes. Due to the overwhelming popularity of Half-Chewed and the high bids the work has generated, a respectable portion of the funds (determined by the winning bid) will be donated to a pet rescue organization in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Thank you all so very much for your interest and generous support. Jack and I are truly humbled.

Thursday, October 17, 2013


196 and 961

are the same image rotated halfway around, 


(I was going to put this under 1157, which is 196+961.  But I figured in this case, the geometric mean of the two numbers was an integer, which was too good an opportunity to not use.)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


My friend Jeff had a phone number that is a prime number     328-4539

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


According to some website, the average number of times a teenager says "It's not fair" is 8.6 times a day.  How that was calculated, or where they got that number from, they don't say.

Monday, October 14, 2013


Some facts about the number 59:

  • 1 day on Mercury lasts about 59 Earth days...
  • Only 59% of the moon's surface is visible from Earth...
  • The biggest fish ever recorded was a Whale Shark, measuring 59 feet in length, captured off the coast of Thailand.
  • It is the smallest number which when divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 leaves remainders of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively.
  • It is the number of times the minute and second hands on a clock are aligned in one hour.
  • 59 is also a safe prime; that is, a prime of the form 2p + 1, where p is also a prime: 59 = 2 x 29 + 1.
  • M59 is a galaxy in the constellation Virgo.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


One hundred women were asked how many pushups they thought their husband could do.  The most common answer was 5.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

1 / 81


There are 8 colors of balls on a snooker table:  red, yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, and black, and the white cue ball.

Friday, October 11, 2013


The Bush Viper lives in the trees of the tropical forests in Africa, and it does most of its hunting at night. As if snakes weren't already scary enough, this one looks as though it's covered in hundreds of spiky leaves! The slightly better news though is that they are a smaller species of snake, with the maximum length being 78cm (30.7 inches)!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


26 is the ONLY number sandwiched between 
a perfect square ( 25 = 5^2) and a perfect cube (27 = 3^3).

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


some people's comments on 26:


Every time I happen to look at the clock it is 26 past the hour. It's starting to freak me out. If any of you find anything out let me know.


I've seen the number 26 any time I happen to glance at anything that involves numbers. I look at the time? 1:26. I look at the degrees it is outside? 26. I check the calories on a food product. 26.

What I'm wanting to know is if this symbolic number is showing up to tell me that good or bad is coming my way. I want to know the meaning behind it.


I am seriously starting to get worried because I cannot seem to find an answer that satisfies my what is going on with the number 26. My first apartment was 426 my first child was born in 126 everything that happens in my life happens on the 26 it was not until my father passed away did I know that he was born 1926. The first time I won something was off the number126. Because of this I will not associate it with any thing negative,however I know something strange is going on and I cant find the answer. and did i mention that my children father date of birth adds up to 26 yes,12/14. can someone tell me whats going on please


Back in high school, my buddy and I started dating our girlfriends on the 26th of the month and the 10th of the month so we would always put 2610 EVERYWHERE. Well, we got older and girlfriends became ex girlfriends and we moved on. A few months later, he mentioned to me about how he would always see 26. I didn't really think anything of it until I started seeing the same number. Not 10, but 26. I, to this day still see it. I found I see it when I need someone. I see it after tragedy and pain with myself and in others. When I feel scared and unsure a out a decision, there it is.

I really started believing in it when a kid was drunk and drove his car into a pole. He was ejected from the car and landed on a bike path lying dead in his own blood. Across the street, there is a telephone marker sign that in huge numbers 26. In a couple towns over a kid was stabbed out front of a store. I drove by it and saw the caution tape out front of it. The address was 26. I have been in some trouble in the past year and every time I go to court, I see 26 all over the place like someone is watching over to make sure I got through everything okay. It's really something else.

All of your accounts of 26 just make it soooo much more real. I know it means something more than many of us know. I think it just shows that someone is watching out for us. Seriously insane.


I have noticed for the last 10 years that 26 is always poppiing up in my life. I knew it had a meaning and I have been serching high and low for some answers. For example my birthday is July 26 and on my 26th birthday I was 26 weeks pregnet. Just reciently I was deep in thought about issues in my life ( this was at 3ish in the afternoon) when I heard my coffee maker turn on. I got up to check out what was going on my coffee maker time said 7:26 ( my birthday ). I knew it was a message. I just had asked a spiritual lady what all this could possible mean and she said that they are message and to pay close attention to your thoughts when this number accures. I don't believe it is a sinister force at all so we should all be glad and embrace these messages.


The number 26 means alot to me beacause all 3 of my sons were born on the 26th; may 26, 2005, december 26th 2007 and january 26th 2011. And with my last son he was a scheduled c-section for feb. 1st, and i've never gone into labor before but he fought for the 26th.


I keep finding a quarter and a penny. At least a couple to three times per week...bottom of the dryer, quarter and a penny. Floor of the bed room...quarter and a penny. It has happened for many many has gotten so that if I find a quarter, I immediately look around, and voila! there is a penny. No other coins...just a quarter and a penny. 26...over and over again. It's weird. But I have looked on it as something good....not sure what though.


My birthday is also 7/26. I seem to always look at the clock at 7:26 twice per day. This year is my golden birthday, meaning I turned 26 on the 26th. This year has been the best yet and I can't help but think this is my lucky year


My first memory of #26 is for my shoe locker in the orphanage where I grew up. As a young adult I first noticed the prevalence of 26 in my life, such as phone numbers, addresses and so on. In my late 40s I started seriously studying astrology and discovered my Sun was a 26 degrees of Leo at birth (trine the galactic center in Sag). I can't say I've had an easy or happy life, yet there have been successes with the failures. And it ain't over yet.


I've had XXVI (26 in Roman numerals ) tattoos on my wrist for years .. Because I've just had a certain feeling and emotion about this number.. I've had so many ironic coincidences and occurrences that have been somehow tied to 26..My name is 13 letters long (half of 26) I was born on the 8th of sept. (2+6=8) I always will somehow manage to look at the clock at the 26th minute very frequently.. And so many more random occurrences.. I can't help but feel that it's something "bigger than me" thats why i have it tattooed where i can see it everyday.. so i never forget to just trust my instincts and believe in something larger than myself .. even if its crazy to do so. I honestly think 26 has more in store for me , tho I don't know what... I never thought anyone else would share in this weird association/attachment to 26.. It makes me feel even stronger about the truth I feel for this number. :)


the number 26 is everywere i look my son pasted away may262012 was born 3262010 pronounced dead at 10:26 am and was 26 months old i dont understand it


I really never paid attention until my then 10 yr old who decided all on his own to choose "26" as his hockey jersey number pointed out that 26 related to me in so many ways...26 has been prevalent since he spoke of it almost 3 yrs ago...I was born 10-26-1970...add all those individual numbers together you get oldest son was born 3-30-1991 add all those numbers together you get 26...(had my oldest when I was 19 and he saved my life at that time)...I was 26 when i had my youngest son...there is 26 yrs between us...i see 26 everywhere...from mile markers on the highway to just randomly looking at the clock...(if i try to look at the clock it never is, just when i look w/out thinking of it)...just the other day i was heating something in my microwave and stopped it b4 it was done...went back into the kitchen and noticed i stopped in on 26 secs left...I was in a long line at the store and in a rush...they opened another register...26 and i got first in line...those are just examples of MANY times throughout the day i see 26...i am a very spiritual person and never realized how this number related to so much spiritually as well, very interesting.


I was born on 26th of September and was told that I was a gift to my father who was also born on the 26th of the same month.
My father passed away, as my mother did. I recently went to my parrents' grave and the wooden cross of my father fell (in our tradition you should let the cross fall and afterawards you should replace it with a more durable one, like stone or marble).
Last month I went to a store to buy a DVD player for the old house (where I lived with my parents), as it is to empty now, and I payed with card.
While checking the balance I saw that in the account remained 26.26 .
After checking the box of the dvd player I saw that it was imported by a firm that had the headquarters in the village my dad was born. (a very remote location, that it's not even on some maps).


I have been seeing the munber 26 everywhere. On grocery receipts, house numbers. Everytime I randomly look at the clock the numbers are 26. Many times I see 9:26 which happens to be my mothers birthday. I recently went through a divorce and then met the man who is my soulmate. He also sees the number 26. We also see numbers like 11:11 and 12:12 or 3:33 It is so puzzling for us. We both believe in god and he comes from a religious family. It's good to know that we are not alone. We believe that the #26 can only mean good things for us!!!!


- January 26th, 1531, Earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal. 30K died.
- January 26th, 1700, Earthquake at Pacific Sea. Popular with Mega Earthquake. Impact North and South America.
- July 26th, 1805, Earthquake in Naples, Calabria, Italy. 26 K died.
- August 26th, 1883, Mt Krakatau, South Sumatra, Indonesia erupted. 36K death toll.
- December 26th, 2004, Tsunami in Aceh, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. 230K people died.
- May 26th, 2006, earthquake in Jogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. Hundred thousands people death.
- December 26th, 2004 Earthquake in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia.
- November 26th, 2010 Mt Merapi erupted, Central Java, Indonesia.

I was born Oct. 26th
I live in the 26th state
The town in wich I live has Iron in its name:
Iron is also my zodiac metal
Iron=26 protons
Iron=26 electrons
The town in wich I live was created in 1889:
My name added up with numerology also equals twenty six...and to top it all off my initials are T.S.


December 26th 2008- My relative was driving down the road and a car crashed into her smashing the side of the car. January 26th 2009- She was driving a different car 5mph in the parking lot slid on the ice scratched and dented the car slightly on the front. Febrary 26th, she was driving down the road, a biker crashed into her ripping the mirror off the car. no driving for her on March 26th. We are scared.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Yesterday was "Armed Forces Day" in Egypt, a national holiday to celebrate the Yom Kippur War. 51 people were killed, over 200 injured, 423 people arrested.

Sunday, October 6, 2013


How can we calculate 100 using each digit 0 - 9 exactly once in order?

I don't know, but here are some of them.

0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 x 9

0 + (1 + 2 - 3 - 4)(5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9)

0 + 123 + 45 – 67 + 8 – 9

0 + 123 - 45 - 67 + 89

0 + 123 + 45 - 67 + 8 - 9

0 + (((1 * 2) + 3) * 4 * 5) + 6 – 7 – 8 + 9

0 + ((((1 / 2) * 3) / 4) * 56) + 7 + (8 * 9)

And here are some in reverse order.

98 - 76 + 54 + 3 + 21 + 0

98 + ( 76 - 54 ) / ( 3 - 2 + 1 + 0 )

98 + ( 7 - 6 ) + 54321 ^ 0

98 + 7 - 6 + 5 - 4 + 321 * 0

Saturday, October 5, 2013


The temperature 574.64 is the same in Fahrenheit and in Kelvin.

Friday, October 4, 2013


The telephone number for the government office for Obamacare is 1-800 (because it is a toll-free number)  and then F1UCKYO .  The 1 key has no letters associated with it.  So the letter part spells out FUCK YO .

Thursday, October 3, 2013


The longest home run of the 2013 baseball season was 486 feet, hit by Evan Gattis, of the Atlanta Braves on September 8.

This is Gattis, but not necessarily that particular hit.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Oklahoma laws include 122 mandatory minimum sentences.  These include 1 year minimum sentence for altering the serial number on a motor, and a 3 year sentence for stealing a hog.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Severn Street in Hong Kong is currently the most expensive street in the world, with average cost of $78,200 per square foot, according to the Wall Street Journal. The prices have successfully been driven up after the recession by the wealthy residents of this luxury area.