On 77 Sevens of the 7th Degree

1) Seven in different languages include septum (Latin), sapte (Romanian), sju (Swedish). septa (Greek), siti (Japanese), Shiv`(Hebrew), set (Catalan), and VII (Roman)

cooltext_7In Mathematics

2) Seven is one of two single-digit numbers with two syllables

3) Seven, the fourth prime number, a Mersenne prime, a double Mersenne prime, a Newman–Shanks–Williams prime, a Woodall prime, a factorial prime, a lucky prime, a happy prime (happy number), a safe prime, the only Mersenne safe prime, and the fourth Heegner number

4) A heptagon is a seven-sided shape

5) Seven squared is 49, but the square root of 7 is 2.64575131106

In Entertainment
6) Film titles include Seven Chances (1925), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Seven Sinners (1940), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), The Seventh Seal (1957), The Magnificent Seven (1960), 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964), Seven Days in May (1964), Seven (1995), and Seven Pounds (2008)

7) Secret agent number 007 … Bond …. James Bond

8) George Costanza (Seinfeld) wanted to name his firstborn “The Seven”, in honor of baseball great Mickey Mantle – but his fiance’s cousin and spouse stole the idea

9) George Carlin routine, “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television

10) Star Trek: Voyager features a character named Seven of Nine.

In Literature
11) William Shakespeare’s As You Like It by contains the 7 Ages of Man theory.

12) The number of main islands of mythological Atlantis

In Music
13) Original 45 rpm records were 7 inches in diameter

14) The number of notes in the traditional Western musical scale

15) A group of seven musicians in a septet or a septuor

16) Songs with Seven or 7 in the title were recorded by The Ramones, Simon & Garfunkel, Four Tops, Dave Matthews Band, Eagles, Queen, Prince, Tina Turner, Norah Jones, Trisha Yearwood, REM, Mary J Blige, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Toni Braxton, Megadeth, and more

17) Albums with 7 in the title include Garth Brooks, Mannheim Steamroller, Enrique Iglesias, Iron Maiden

18) Composers with a seventh symphony include these seven: Beethoven, Bruckner, Dvorak, Mahler, Mozart, Shostakovich, and Sibelius … but there’s more

In Sports
19) In the NHL, MLB, and NBA, the maximum number of games played in a playoff series

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20) The jersey number 7 has been retired by several North American sports teams in honor of past playing greats or other key figures: MLB (2), NFL (4), NBA (4), NHL (9)

21) In NASCAR, Robby Gordon has driven #7 in the most races, but never won – yet, #7 has won 23 times in 1433 races

22) A regulation game high school baseball and all softball games lasts seven innings

23) American and Canadian football teams commonly score 7 points for a touchdown and a kicked extra point

24) William Howard Taft (the 27th US President and a Cincinnatian) started the 7th inning stretch at baseball games

25) When scoring baseball and softball, 7 refers to the left fielder

26) A team traditionally consists of seven athletes in cross country, water polo, Ultimate Frisbee, and team handball

27) A heptathlon is a competition involved seven running, jumping and throwing events

28) The 7th Olympiads were held in Antwerp, Belgium (1920, summer) and Cortina, Italy (1956, winter)

29) Super Bowl VII: In Los Angeles, California – Miami Dolphins beat the Washington Redskins 14-7 to become the first (and currently the only) team to win the Super Bowl with an undefeated record

In Business and Commerce
30) 7-Eleven is the trading name of a chain of convenience stores based in the US

31) 7 Up is the name of a popular soft drink

32) BMW 7 Series, is a group of luxury vehicles from the German automobile manufacturer

33) The Lotus Seven, a kit car produced by Lotus

34) Each airplane in Boeing’s line of passenger jets is named with a 3-digit number beginning and ending in 7

In Religion
35) Judaism & Old Testament Christianity share the 7 days of creation and Jericho’s walls falling on the seventh day after seven priests with seven trumpets march around the city seven times

Interfaith graphic by Justice St. Rain (Bahá’í Community) of Interfaith Resources

Interfaith graphic by Justice St. Rain (Bahá’í Community) of Interfaith Resources

36) Judaism includes the weekly Torah portion is divided into seven aliyahs, seven Jewish men are called up for the reading of these aliyahs during Shabbat morning services, reciting the seven blessings during a Jewish wedding ceremony, the Seven Shepherds, the number of nations displaced upon entering Israel, the seven orifices of the face

37) Christianity includes the seven deadly sins, the Seven Corporal Acts of Mercy, The Seven Joys of the Virgin Mary, The Seven Sacraments, The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary, the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Seven Virtues

38) Hinduism includes Seven Promises, Seven Rounds in Hindu Wedding, Seven Reincarnation, seven worlds in the universe, seven seas in the world, seven Rishies, Buddha walking 7 steps at his birth, and Sapta Rishi (the celestial group of seven stars based on the seven great saints)

39) Islam includes 7 in the number of ayat in surat al-Fatiha, the number of layers of the Earth, the number of skies, the number of circumambulations (Tawaf) made around the Kaaba, the number of heavens, the number of hells in hell, the number of walks between Al-Safa and Al-Marwah mountains – they why pilgrims travel back and forth seven times during the ritual pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah

40) Significance of seven in other religions include the Seven Lucky Gods, the seven divine women who were left behind on earth and became the ancestresses of all humankind (Khasi), the seven-branched sword, the number of sages, the Seven Valleys text, the number of palms in an Egyptian Sacred Cubit, and the number of legendary monsters

41) There are 7 Chakras in the basic model used in various eastern traditions and philosophies

42) The Theosophical teachings of Alice A. Bailey divide the human race into seven psychological types called the Seven Rays

In Geography
43) The Spanish explorers searched the New World for Seven Cities of Gold

44) The Sevens is a rugby union stadium in Dubai, UAE

45) I grew up in a town on State Route 7

46) The Seven Virgins mountain range is in Sri Lanka

In Science
Rainbow47) We can see 7 celestial objects of our solar system with the naked eye from Earth

48) The constellations the Big Dipper and Orion contain 7 main stars

49) Almost all mammals have 7 cervical (neck) vertebrae

50) The number of spots on a seven-spot ladybird

51) Chromosome 7 has 2,146 genes, including 39 diseases & disorders – such as cystic fibrosis, schizophrenia, types of osteoporosis, and Maple Syrup Urine Disease

52) Nitrogen is atomic number 7, so its neutral atom has 7 protons and 7 electrons

53) Heptane has 7 carbon atoms per molecule

54) The Periodic Table has 7 rows (periods) of known elements

55) Electrons have 7 main energy levels for electrons around the nucleus

56) Isaac Newton’s identified the 7 colors of the rainbow

CultureIn Culture
57) Septidi was the seventh day of the decade in the French Revolutionary Calendar.

58) A Blue Hand is the 7th glyph of the Maya Calendar, representing the days in creation

59) The Kulin people of Australia (living near the Dandenong Ranges) divide the year into seven seasons

60) Multiple cultures consider 7 to be an important number

In Technology
61) There are seven layers in the OSI model

62) Windows 7, the previous release of Windows series of operating systems from Microsoft, had the codename Vienna

63) F7 key launches spell and grammar check in Microsoft Word

64) 7-Zip is an open source file archiver used to compress files

65) Numbers on opposites sides of 6-sided dice total seven

66) The Partial List: seven deadly sins, seven classical planets, seven heavens, seven days in the week, seven colors in the rainbow, seven Seas, seven continents, seven kings of Rome, seven hills of Rome, EyeballCloseUpIstanbul, and Cincinnati; seven wonders of the ancient world, and seven wonders of the modern world, and 7 days a week

67) 7 is the calling code for Russia

68) This list of 77 items about 7 is celebrating the 7th anniversary of the launching of this blog (August 28, 2008). Thanks to all who have ever visited my little corner of the world – and a special thanks to those who returned and stayed

69) Stephen Covey identified 7 habits of highly-effective people

70) Mahatma Gandhi’s listed the Seven Blunders of the World that cause violence

71) According to the song, the seventh day of Christmas delivers 7 swans a swimming

72) Andrew Jackson was the 7th US President

73) Mercury 7 was the first class of US astronauts

74) Level 7 nuclear accident is a meltdown

75) 7 bone roast is also known as center-cut pot roast

76) The United Nations declared the world population surpassed 7 billion on October 31, 2011

77) 7&7 is also known as a highball – a mixed drink with Seagram’s Seven Crown Whiskey and 7-Up … cheers! … but I prefer wine and have quite the variety. I’m offerings for quite the range of tastes – 7 Deadly Zins, Henschke Henry’s Seven Rhone blend, J Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Gamay Noir, Seven Hills Dry Rose, Seven Stones Chardonnay, L’Ecole 41 Luminesce Seven Hills Vineyard Bordeaux White blend, Seven Springs Sangria Rojo, or Seven Daughters Moscato – so, which would you like? If you’re not sure, what taste do you prefer in your wine? For those who prefer a non-alcoholic drink, what would you like to drink?



107 thoughts on “On 77 Sevens of the 7th Degree

  1. I was long asleep while the earlier comments were going on. 🙂 Happy 7th Blog Anniversary, Frank. I’ve never thought so much about 7 before.
    And since you asked, I prefer reds, like a cabernet sauvignon, but I also like lighter reds, Malbecs, and sangria with friends. No 7&7 though!


  2. Seven seems to be your number Frank – congratulations on hitting seven years of blogging, that’s a lot of dedication. A lot to the single number seven – quite a list!


  3. I’ve always known the number seven carries a lot of significance, but this post really brings it home. Wow, Frank, you outdid yourself with this one. How interesting to read through it. So much relevance the number plays in religion as well. And of course, I loved #51. 🙂


  4. You made my head hurt! Please pour me a glass of your Cab up there! It sure is educational when you put these posts together. Congratulations on 7 years – hope you will be around for many more. 🙂


    • Catherine,
      Interesting link about the Canadian 7 (Group of 7) – especially because I haven’t heard of them. Then again, I don’t know many artists. Interesting how 11 (not 7) names are on their list. Meanwhile, thanks for the pat on the back. 🙂


  5. Happy Seventh Anniversary, Frank!
    Well, I’m in my 7th Heaven after reading this! Too, bad I was out all day, because I would have loved to have been the 7th to comment. I think that honor went to Trent Lewin… I could be wrong, as I am in healing mode after having a week of fun (7 days) w/ my old pal, and I’m sure I drank 7 somethings of red wine.
    I’m sure this is at least my 7th time wondering if you are a member of Mensa.


    • Resa,
      No Mensa for me, but I enjoy worthless information.

      I just checked, and yes – Trent was the 7th to comment – so I did let him know. Thanks for the tip. How did I miss 7th Heaven? … good addition.

      Wow … 7 days of good times with your friend … time to get some rest. Oh … and thanks for the anniversary wish … and as you can tell, I’m laying low on this one.

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  6. For all of that, I was surprised that the perennial pubescent pastime “Seven Minutes in Heaven” didn’t make the list. But more importantly, congratulations on seven years of passion and hard work. In a world where people quit all too often, you’ve stuck with it. Kudos.

    I shall end with a haiku, the second line of such form containing seven syllables:

    A hearty huzzah
    For him who has persevered.
    To seven more, Frank!


  7. There are 7 letters in my mom’s 1st name & maiden name, my dad’s name & last name, & there were 7 of us in our household where I grew up – my mom, my dad, my sibs & me. 😀


  8. This is an amazing compendium, Frank! Many, many of these fats were unknown to me. This one alone was most intriguing: “51) Chromosome 7 has 2,146 genes, including 39 diseases & disorders – such as cystic fibrosis, schizophrenia, types of osteoporosis, and Maple Syrup Urine Disease.” You did your research!


  9. WOW! Am I right if I say “seven” is reach more than other numbers… Thank you dear Frank, as they say, Istanbul takes place on seven hills…and one of her name is seven-hilled 🙂 Love, nia


    • Nia,
      Glad you enjoyed my collection about 7. Cheers to your 7 hills because my city has them too. 🙂 But your city goes one more step with the name of the 7th hill. … I made the connection between our cities in #66. Wishing you nothing but the best.


  10. Because 7 is the most commonly rolled number with a pair of dice when playing craps it plays a big part. Rolling a 7 (or 11) on the come-out roll means a win, but once points are established rolling a 7 before hitting the point means crapping out (losing).


    • LB,
      Absolutely correct … thus why craps may be the only game in the casino where a person can get with the house … but one must do it from the start when the odds are against the house.


  11. “The number seven was considered “virgin” by the ancients because no number goes into it (without remainder), and its geometric construction cannot be captured by compass and straightedge.

    Thus it appears to us as objects we cannot grasp like the colors of the rainbow and tones of the musical scale.

    The predominance of seven in religious and mythological symbolism reveals its role as the number of stages in a whole process, from the number of crystal systems and endocrine glands to chakras and “heavens” clues to the stages of our spiritual journey.”


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  12. Where do you find everything? It is amazing, Frank….My son would have loved this post. His favorite number was 7.
    I love wine…..just haven’t been able to drink it much in the last year. It Makes Me Hot….I mean Hot. Sweaty hot. We drink the cheap stuff. I like White Zinfandel with Peach or Strawberries flavors.
    I love Champagne but it has been YEARS and YEARS since I had any.
    My first wine was our homemade elderberry or dandelion wine.
    Store bought : Strawberry Boone Farms ??? The real cheap stuff.
    And Andre’s Cold Duck. I was in my late teens early 20’s then.


    • Sarah,
      You made me laugh this morning as you caused me to flashback to Boone’s Farm and Andre’s Cold Duck. Because you enjoy the bubbly and the fact that it’s been a while, here’s a treat for you … a Prosecco – a light tasting sparkling wine from Italy that is very refreshing. Cheers.


  13. Seven always comes to mind when gambling (not that I gamble – hate the idea of it). But, you’ve given us a great many to think about. Anything that comes up with Seinfeld makes me laugh. george Costanza was sucha putz. Great list for us to ponder and have for cocktail conversation.
    Speaking of cocktail – I didn’t see Pinot Grigio. My favorite after red wine. I don’t have any particular brands. I let the man in the store make recommenddations. 🍷
    Happy Monday …
    Isadora 😎


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