On 62 on the 62nd

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1) Sixty two is also written as Soixante-deux (French), Шестдесет две (Bulgarian), Sessantadue (Italian), Εξήντα δύο (Greek), Tweeënzestig (Dutch), LXII (Roman numeral)

2) Sixty second should not be confused with sixtieth second

3) 62 is a composite number, and the sum of the 3rd, 5th, and 10th Fibonacci number

4) 62 is only divisible by 2, 31, and 62

5) Binary for 62 is 111110

6) 62 in base 5 is 222 (but Karen Valentine did not star in Room 62)

7) 62 is the only base-10 number whose cube consists of 3 different digits occurring twice … 238328

8) 62 squared is 3,844, but 62’s square root is 7.87400787401

From Wikipedia

From Wikipedia

9) 62 is the atomic number of the element samarium, whose neutral atom has 62 protons and 62 electrons

10) The 62nd day of a normal year is March 3rd, but during a leap year it’s March 2nd

11) 62 is the code for international direct dial calls to Indonesia

12) Sigmund Freud had an irrational fear of the number 62

13) 62 has not been retired by any team in Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), or the National Basketball Association (NBA)

14) In 62 BCE included the founding of Florence (Italy), Julius Caesar divorcing Pompeia, and the birth of a future Egyptian pharaoh – Ptolemy XIII

Year 62 CE

  • 15) a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar
  • 16) A great earthquake damages cities in Campania, including Pompeii.
  • 17) Paul of Tarsus is imprisoned in Rome
  • 18) Nero’s first wife, Claudia Octavia, is presumably executed, but Nero marries Poppaea Sabina later that year … (so does that make Poppaea the second fiddle? )

19) Car #62 has only won one NASCAR race (out of 292 races) – driven by Frankie Schneider (1958)

20) 62 designates a star in constellations Aquila, Andromeda, Sagittarius, Ophiuchus, and probably a few more

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21) Click to see images of Messier Object M62

22) Highway 62 can be found in United States, India, Iran, Malaysia, Canada, Taiwan, Mexico, Greece, UK, South Africa, 32 US states, and the US Virgin Islands

23) US Route 62 runs from the northeast/southwest connecting El Paso, Texas, to Niagara Falls, New York … 2248 miles (3618 km) … and comes within 30-40 minutes of my home

24) Although too numerous to list, various guns, planes, helicopter, missiles, submarines, and other weapons included 62 as a model number

25) These people died at age 62 include Aristotle, Louis Pasteur, Martin Luther, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Wayne, Linus Pauling, and Robert Goddard

26) Musical compositions include Symphony No. 62 (Haydn), Opus #62, No. 1 – Nocturne (Chopin), Song Without Words – Opus 62 (Mendelssohn), Cantata #62 (Bach), and Coriolan Overture, Opus 62 (Beethoven) … (Do any of the piano players here play these?)

27) Fabric 62 is a 2012 album by DJ Sneak

28) James Madison wrote Federalist Paper No. 62 about the organization of the US Senate

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29) 62nd parallel south only crosses land on King George Island – which is claimed by Argentina, Chile, and the United Kingdom, but not by Turkmenistan or this blog

30) 62nd parallel north crosses Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, United States, Canada, and Greenland

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From Wikipedia

31) 62 meridian east crosses Russia, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and India

32) 62 meridian west crosses Canada, Greenland, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Antarctica

33) “The Class of ’62” is an episode of the BBC sit-com Only Fools and Horses (the fourth episode of series 7, and first broadcast on 20 January 1991)

34) William Shakespeare wrote Sonnet 62

35) 62 is the Retirement Age in Azerbaijan, Colombia, France, Hungary, Latvia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, and Turkmenistan, yet within the retirement age range in Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, and United States

36) 62 kg is a men’s weightlifting division in the Olympics

37) Television channel 62 is found in Burbank (CA), Detroit (MI), and Greenville/Spartanburg (SC)

38) Mature Wasabi plants have 62 leaves

39) In temperature, 62 C = 143 F, but 62 F = 16 C

40) Melting point of Acetic Acid is 62 F, but the boiling point of chloroform and Arsine is 62 C

41) 62 is the molecular weight of nitrate and boric acid

42) Barcelona has a SixtyTwo hotel

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From Wikipedia

43) The 62nd street bridge crosses the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

44) The 62nd Academy awards were held in 1990 with Driving Miss Daisy winning Best Picture

45) HP Ink Cartridge #62 is used on 5 different HP printers

46) The Montreal Alouettes won the 62nd Grey Cup by defeating the Edmonton Eskimos 20-7 in 1974

47) 62nd US Congress served during the third and fourth years of President William Howard Taft (a Cincinnatian)

48) The 62nd Golden Globe (2005) winners included The Aviator and Sideways

49) 62 West 62nd Street is the address for The Allegro condominiums in New York City

50) NYC 62nd Street subway station (at New Utrecht Ave) is in Brooklyn

51) Google Images of 62nd Street (Lame to verify)

52) 62nd episode of Seinfeld (“The Handicap Spot”) aired May 13, 1993

53) Rane 62 is a performance mixer (electronics) that can be bought on Amazon

54) 62 miles = 100 kilometers

55) The Karman Line, the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space is 62 miles (100 km) above sea level

56) Here’s someone thoughts about 62 questions to ask on the first date

57) 62-word short stories are found here

58) 62nd Floor is an independent art-zine, printed six times a year. (from their About page) We are dedicated to analogue photography, nostalgia, crazy characters and a bit of weirdness. 

59) The numerology values of each of these word & combinations add to 62: philosophy, beauty knowledge, divine enneads, pearl spirit, silver light, Mercury Uranus, wisdom return, mind in itself, space time earth, love beauty truth

60) The Greek-based numeric prefix dihexaconta- means 62

61) 62 is the sum of the number of faces, edges and vertices of icosahedron (20 faces) or dodecahedron (12 faces); the number faces in the rhombicosidodecahedron (20 regular triangular faces, 30 square faces, 12 regular pentagonal faces) and truncated icosidodecahedron (30 square faces, 20 regular hexagonal faces, 12 regular decagonal faces) both of which are Archimedean solids. (Yep, expect this on the quiz, so the links help you study, as will this post.)

62) 62 years ago (February 17, 1953) I was born in this city. The best birthday present I could receive here is to have many birthday wishes from my blog friends and their friends. Thanks for stopping by and cheers to your kindness.




On a Disclosure

Each of us have our share of personal quirks, so it’s time for me to come clean on one – and it’s a contradiction.

In some ways I like secrets. Such as, my wife and I are on the phone (she’s at work) and she asks, “What’s for dinner?”, and I typically answer, “It’s a surprise/secret!”

I’m also one who doesn’t commonly disclose my birthday. For instance, years ago our department chair was passing around a list for us to sign, and I entered December 7, 1941. Because President FDR called it The day that will live in infamy, so hey, that was fitting in my eyes. When that day rolled around, a colleague came to wishing me a happy birthday, and of course I truthfully denied it – which she didn’t  believe, thus pledged not to tell anyone.

Back to the contradictions. As I keep my birthday close to the vest, I’m also one who gets down a little when people close to me who know my birthday either forget or greet me early. As my wife will tell you, if we go out to dinner for my birthday, it must be on my birthday; otherwise it will have much less significance. Yep, birthday wishes/calls should be on my birthday, not early and not late – well, except under special circumstances

No, today is not my birthday, but before my month ends, I need to have a birthday post. Maybe someday I will get past my quirk, but it won’t be in 2012. Besides, I will do a post about 59 sometime during the year. So, in the spirit of the contradiction and full disclosure, here I am!

On Birthdays (56)

Years ago, since we had many newcomers, our department leader passed around paper requesting everyone’s birthday. Being me, I write December 7, 1941.

Of course the few that really knew me chuckled and let it pass. Sure enough, when that day arrived, a fellow worker greets me with a “happy birthday”, and of course I’m denying that it was my birthday. She didn’t believe me, but promised not to tell anyone.

I don’t make a big deal about my birthday. I like it when someone remembers, but I’m not one to bring attention to myself. NO … today is not my birthday, but as an Aquarian, the day has past. So today I honor the number 56; and thanks Mo for sparking the idea.

  • No retired baseball uniforms, but 56 was worn by Jim Bouton, Dave Righetti, Tug McGraw (only his first year), and probably countless September callups
  • 56 in not a common NBA number, thus only worn by 2 players: Francisco Elson and Brandon Hunter
  • 56 is retired number by 3 NFL teams: Lawrence Taylor (Giants), Joe Schmidt (Lions), and Bill Hewitt (Bears)
  • Joe Dimaggio’s 56-game hitting streak
  • WFIL, Famous 56, a Philadelphia radio station from days gone by
  • (18)56, the year of the first Republican to run for president (John Fremont)
  • 56 A.D. was a leap year starting on a Thursday
  • 56 B.C. had a made for TV event

According to Wikipedia,
Clodia accuses her former lover Marcus Caelius Rufus of trying to poison her. The trial ends with the defendant acquitted thanks to the Pro Caelio speech of Marcus Tullius Cicero.

  • Here’s a 56-mile bike ride
  • 56 men signed the (U.S.) Declaration of Independence
  • 56 is divisible by 8 numbers
  • An atom of neutrally-charged atom of barium contains 56 protons and 56 protons, which is not the reason it sinks in water
  • There were 56 episodes of MacGyver in seasons 5 through 7
  • Hack Wilson’s NL 56-HR mark stood for 56 + 11 years
  • Saddam Hussein was executed 56 days after his conviction
  • 56 is also fifty six cinquanta sei, cinqüenta e seis, fünfzig sechs, vijftig zes, femti seks, vaghmaH jav, iftyfay ixsay, and many others (can you identify any languages?)
  • No Interstate 56, but you can buy a t-shirt for it
  • Travel U.S. Route 56 from Kansas City, Mo to Springer, NM (640 miles, which is not divisible by 56) … nor is Route 56 a famous song … but give it +10 and you’re on your way
  • Visit Fifty-Six, Arkansas … Hey Joe, how about a picture? (And Joe came through, so click here.)

For more information about 56, see Wikipedia.