Fun with numbers

McDonalds #4444 in Chicago

The McDonalds in downtown Chicago on Michigan Ave right behind the Wrigley Building is store #4444. I just saw this on my receipt. Numbers like this make me happy.

33 33 33 lat long map

33 33 33 lat and long

Where is: Latitude 33° 33Min 33Sec, Longitude 33° 33Min 33Sec? — It’s right off the coast of Israel. Then you can add minus signs in the numbers. 33° 33Min 33Sec -33° 33Min 33Sec — Middle of North Atlantic Ocean -33° 33Min 33Sec -33° 33Min 33Sec — Ways off the coast of Rio de Janeiro 33° …

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Your age by chocolate math

Be sure you don’t read the bottom until you’ve worked it out! This is not one of those waste of time things, it’s fun. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate. (More than once but less than 10) Multiply this number by 2 (Just to …

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Reverse order numbered list in html?

With HTML, you can make a numbered list by doing the following: < OL > < LI >apples < LI >bananas < LI >cranberries < LI >oranges < /OL > Which appears like this:applesbananascranberriesorangesBut is there a numbered list in HTML where the numbers go in reverse order? Starting with the biggest number first and …

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Number five used to look like 4

Throughout history our number five used to look like a 4. Here’s a history of our numerals from Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea. It wasn’t until the 16th century that the 5 finally stuck as five.

2004 interpretation of the number

Here’s my email away message while i’m gone from work: 2004 will be an interesting year. Such a nice even number that you can easily divide into many slices of pizza. 2003 was a bit more hard to slice pizzas with. Hey, if you punch out “20.04” on a calculator, and look at it upside-down, …

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The number 8

It looks like an infinity symbol. A friend of mine, Noel, said it was standing up. I like how that personfies an infinity symbol–like it’s a person. Where does the infinity symbol work? Noel said a toll booth, because it stands up all day long. To further expound upon the standing infinity symbol’s significance:* Toll …

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upper case numbers

We have lower case and upper case letters. Why not lower and upper case numbers? John Weistroffer pointed this out to me while we were discussing why upper and lower letters exist. Then we figured that the numbers before the decimal point can be upper case, and the letters after it can be lower case. …

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2002 a palendrome year

Next year 2002 is a palendrome. You can flip the number around and it still spells the same thing backwards and forwards. What will that spell out for the year? A balance of good and evil? Will G.I.Joe and Cobra get along? Will the autobots live peacefully with the Decepticons? This palendromic year thing only …

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