## Thursday, July 24, 2014

### 450,000

What’s a Martian meteorite, you ask? It’s a piece of rock that was formed on the Red Planet, knocked into space by an asteroid or comet impact, that somehow managed to crash-land on Earth. As one can imagine, the odds against this happening are, well, astronomical! In fact, of the over 60,000 meteorite specimens known to science, only 132 hail from Mars. A fragment from one of these was auctioned on ebay in 2003 for \$450,000.

## Wednesday, July 23, 2014

### 58,750

The US is giving Gaza \$47,000,000 in "humanitarian aid".  At \$800 per missile, that will buy 58,750 missiles to fire at Israel.

## Tuesday, July 22, 2014

### 313

313 in decimal is 1000111001,

It is the only three digit palindrome in decimal to also be a palindrome in binary.

## Monday, July 21, 2014

### 164,597,832

164,597,832   =   6 x 7 x 9 x 524 x 831 .

Notice that both sides use each of the digits 1 - 9 exactly once.

## Sunday, July 20, 2014

### 50,847,534

There are 50,847,534 prime numbers below 1,000,000,000.

## Saturday, July 19, 2014

### 422,481^4 ~ 3.18587 x 10^22

Euler conjectured that a 4th power could not be the sum of 3 4th powers.  He was wrong.  The smallest case is

422481^4 = 95800^4 + 217519^4 + 414560^4

## Friday, July 18, 2014

### 6

The Haifa subway system has 6 stops.

Here are a couple of maps.

And here is a picture from the system.

## Thursday, July 17, 2014

### 1928

Sliced bread was invented in 1928

## Wednesday, July 16, 2014

### 60,000

The Seattle Fire Department says a man using a spray paint can and a lighter to try and kill a spider started a West Seattle fire that caused \$60,000 worth of damage.

A fire spokesman says no injuries were reported.

The Red Cross is providing temporary shelter for the home's two residents.

It is unclear whether the spider survived.

## Tuesday, July 15, 2014

### ~ 1.324717957244746025960908854...

The solution to

is

Which is approximately

1.324717957244746025960908854

## Monday, July 14, 2014

### ~ 262,537,412,640,768,743.99999999999925007

This is an example of a "near integer", a number close to an integer.

## Saturday, July 12, 2014

### 45

The Houston Colt 45s was a baseball team named after the gun.  They changed to the Houston Astros.

## Friday, July 11, 2014

### 0.207879576...

ii = 0.207879576... (i^Ã®)  (Here i is the imaginary number sqrt(-1). Isn't this a real beauty? How many people have actually considered rasing i to the i power? If a is algebraic and b is algebraic but irrational then ab (a^b) is transcendental. Since i is algebraic but irrational, the theorem applies. Note also: ii is equal to e(- pi / 2 ) and several other values. Consider ii = e(i log i ) = e( i times i pi / 2 ) . Since log is multivalued, there are other possible values for ii.
Here is how you can compute the value of ii = 0.207879576...
1. Since e^(ix) = Cos x + i Sin x, then let x = Pi/2.
2. Then e^(iPi/2) = i = Cos Pi/2 + i Sin Pi/2; since Cos Pi/2 = Cos 90 deg. = 0. But Sin 90 = 1 and i Sin 90 deg. = (i)*(1) = i.
3. Therefore e^(iPi/2) = i.
4. Take the ith power of both sides, the right side being i^i and the left side = [e^(iPi/2)]^i = e^(-Pi/2).
5. Therefore i^i = e^(-Pi/2) = .207879576...

### 41

My father was born in 1941.  And 41 was Tom Seaver's uniform number.

## Tuesday, July 8, 2014

### 69

Joey Chestnut keeps winning the July 4th Nathan's Hotdog Eating contest in Coney Island.  His record is 69 hotdogs in 10 minutes.

## Monday, July 7, 2014

### 7

The Number 7 is considered a lucky number in many societies. This may have many different origins. There are religious origins as in the seventh day is considered the Sabbath. Among the ancients, seven represented the seventh son of a seventh son would be born with special powers. The seventh daughter of a seventh daughter would be born with the gift of healing.

Of course today, the number 7 represents luck in virtually every casino in the world. 7 is a winning roll in Craps when there is no number chosen. 777 also stands for a winning spin on many slot machines.

## Sunday, July 6, 2014

### 4

Hydrox cookies came out 4 years before Oreos.  Hydrox cookies came out in 1908, Oreos 1912.

## Saturday, July 5, 2014

### 12,345,678,987,654,321

1 x 1 = 1

11 x 11 = 121

111 x 111 = 12321

1111 x 1111 = 1234321

11111 x 11111 = 123454321

111111 x 111111 = 12345654321

1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321

11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321

111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

(listed under the largest number that everything led up to)

## Friday, July 4, 2014

### 20500

The White House has its own zip code, 20500.

## Wednesday, July 2, 2014

### 141

141 people were hit by trains in the NYC subway system in 2012.

(source:  A poster on the train telling people not to run on the platforms.)

## Tuesday, July 1, 2014

### 3792

I got an email:

_________________________________________________________________________

Amy --

\$3,792.

That’s the magic number tonight. That’s how much we have to raise in the next 6 hours to hit our \$550,000 Reporting Deadline goal before midnight.

Time is running out. Even \$5 will get us that much closer to our mark. If you can, make a contribution tonight.

____________________________________________________________________________

I'm not sure what they are collecting for.  Someone's campaign, I think.