On 33

Earlier this month my wife and I celebrated our 33rd anniversary. Since she thinks that someday I’ll be found in the corner continuously babbling unrepeated minutia due to a brain dump, I dedicate this post to her and my love during our time together.

33 in Mathematics

  • 33 is the sum of adding the divisors of 1 through 6
  • 33 is a Størmer number, a Blum integer, and a semiprime
  • 33 squared =1089 , but its sq root is 5.744562646538029
  • Decillion is 1 followed by 33 zeroes
  • 33 mi = 53.108352 kilometers, but 33 km = 20.5 miles

33 in Science

  • 33 is the atomic number of arsenic (As), whose atom has 33 protons
  • 33, according to the Newton scale, is the temperature when water boils
  • 33 C = 91.4 F, but 33 F = 0.55 C
  • If you have a 33-day cycle, ovulation occurs on cycle day #20 (fourteen days prior to cycle day #33). Therefore, concentrate on having sex on cycle day #19, 20, 21, or 22 each month.
  • The New General Catalogue object NGC 33 is a double star in the constellation Pisces
  • A normal human spine has 33 vertebrae when counting the bones forming the coccyx individually
  • By pregnancy week 33, a human baby weighs 4.2 pounds, may be 17.2 inches long and its brain is increasing in size – which is also the time when the mother has the highest level of amniotic fluid

33 in Sports

  • 33 drivers: the traditional number of racers in the Indianapolis 500
  • 33 innings: the longest baseball game in history (a 1981, Rochester at Pawtucket)
  • 33 is the retired baseball jersey in Eddie Murray (Orioles), Mike Scott (Astros), and Honus Wagner (Pirates)
  • These Reds wore 33: Ted Abernathy, Ed Armbrister, Larry Bittner, Ron Robinson, Gino Minutelli

An NBA team of retired #33 would be Larry Bird (Celtics), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lakers), Patrick Ewing (Knicks), Scottie Pippen (Bulls), Alvan Adams (Suns), Alonzo Mourning (Heat), David Thompson (Nuggets) – plus Kobe Bryant wore 33 in high school

33 is the retired number of hockey goalie Patrick Roy (Canadiens, Avalanche)
33 is retired for Stone Johnson (Chiefs) and Sammy Baugh (Redskins). Tony Dorsett (Cowboys) wore 33

33 has won 19 NASCAR races: Harry Gant (18), Joe Nemechek (1)

33 in Geography

33 in Places

33 in Religion

  • Jesus performed 33 miracles and was crucified  at age 33 in 33 A.D.
  • Lag Ba’omer, a minor Jewish holiday, falls on the 33rd day of the Omer
    33 is the number of Hindu deities

33 in Television

  • Channel 33: Dallas, Fort Wayne, Baton Rouge, Springfield (MO), Youngstown, Miami, Birmingham, Shelby (NC), Seattle
  • The Fix-Up was the 33rd Steinfeld episode (Season 3, February 5, 1992)
  • 33 is the title of the first episode of the new Battlestar Galactica television series

33 in Music and Film

  • Beethoven’s Op.120 consists of 33 variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli
  • 33 is the reference to LPs (actually 33 1/3 revolutions per minute)
  • 33 is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins on their album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  • In May 2008, musician Teddy Geiger announced 33 brand new songs that his fans could choose from to create their own album, called TG33
  • Thirty Three is a Russian film

33 in Literature

  • Dante wrote the Divine Comedy in 3 canticas – each consisting of 33 cantos
  • The 33 Strategies of War is a book by Robert Greene
  • 33 is the coming of age of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings
  • 33 leads to the essential meaning of life (the Bible) in Dan Brown’s 2009 novel The Lost Symbol
  • Thirty-Three Teeth is a book by Colin Cotterill

33 in History

  • Harry Truman is the 33rd US President, and Harry Wallace is the 33rd VP (served FDR)
  • 33 is the number of victims killed in the Virginia Tech Massacre, April 16, 2007.
  • The “Treinta y Tres Orientales” (33 Orientals) were Uruguay’s national Independence Heroes that liberate the country in 1825 from the Brazilian Empire
  • 33rd Congress served during Franklin Pierce presidency
  • 33rd Regiment of the British Army was active for over 300 years.

33 AD

  • Emperor Tiberius (Rome) founds a credit bank in Rome.
  • Emperor Guangwu (China) faces a new threat to the Han Dynasty: the Rebellion of Gongsun Shu in the Sichuan province
  • Saint Peter becomes Pope (according to Roman Catholic tradition)
  • 33 A.D. is Berber calendar 983 and Buddhist calendar 577

33 BC

  • A leap year starting on Saturday
  • Known as the Year of the Consulship of Octavian and Tullus
  • Mark Antony annexed the kingdom of Media and arranged the marriage of his son Alexander
  • Coptic calendar -316 – -315 Korean calendar 2301

33 in Miscellaneous

  • 33 is the number printed on all Rolling Rock beer labels
  • 33 is a Nigerian-produced brand of beer
  • 33 degrees are in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the highest being rank 33 – the “Illuminati”
  • 33 gallon is a common trash bag size
  • United Nations symbol has 33 segments
  • According to Vietnamese news organization Thanh Nien Thai Ngoc, born 1942, claimed in 2006 to have been awake for 33 years or 11,700 night

Happy Anniversary to my Love.


8 thoughts on “On 33

    • Beeze,
      Many thanks or the wishes. Being that she rags on me knowing “trivial/worthless” information, I simply had to exceed the effort for this number over the others.


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