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

Miscellaneous
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?

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On 61

cooltextSixtyOneIt’s all the same: Sixty-one, Soixante et un, Sessanta uno, Einundsechzig, Kuusikymmentä yksi, Šedesát jedna, and Το εξήντα-ένα

In Entertainment

  • 61*, a 2001 baseball movie directed by Billy Crystal
  • Highway 61 is a 1991 film set on U.S. Route 61
  • The number of points required to win a “standard” game of Cribbage
  • 61A is the London address of Margot Wendice (Grace Kelly) and Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) in Dial M for Murder
  • 61st Primetime Emmy Awards took place on September 20, 2009
  • Now 61, a musical collection in the UK, was released on 25 July, 2005
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won the most awards at the 61st Golden Globes
  • The 61st Tony Awards awarded to top awards to The Coast of Utopia, Journey’s End, Spring Awakening, and Company
  • Channel 61 is a television station in Davenport (Iowa), Los Angeles, Cleveland, Harford (CT), New Orleans, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, New Zealand, Cikarang (Indonesia), and Venezuela

In Music

  • Highway 61 Revisited is a Bob Dylan album
  • The Highway 61 Blues Festival occurs annually in Leland, Mississippi
  • 61/49 is an album by The Romantics
  • Joseph Haydn composed Symphony No. 61 in D major

In Literature

  • 61 Hours, written by Lee Childs, is part of the Jack Reacher series
  • Sixty-One Nails is a book by Mike Shevdon

In Mathematics

  • The 18th prime number, a cuban prime, a Pillai prime, the ninth Mersenne prime exponent, a Keith number a centered hexagonal number, a centered decagonal number, the sixth Euler zigzag number
  • The only base-14 prime number with a 6-digit period
  • Center Returning is Hexagram 61 of the Book of Changes
  • Divisible by 1, 61, and 8! + 1

In Science

  • On the Periodic Table, promethium has the atomic number 61, which means its neural atom has 61 protons and 61 electrons … A Jeopardy Extra – promethium do not have any stable isotopes
  • mir-61 microRNA is a short RNA molecule functioning to regulate the expression levels of other genes by several mechanisms
  • Nickel-61 is the nickel atom’s only stable isotope

In Space

  • Messier object M61 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo
  • The New General Catalogue (NGC) object 61 is a double spiral galaxy in the constellation Pisces
  • Saros series 61 lasted 1262.1 years and contained 71 solar eclipses
  • 61 Ursae Majoris is located about 31.1 light-years from Sol
  • STS-61, involving the space shuttle Endeavor, was the first mission to service the Hubble Telescope (launched 2 December 1992)

In World History
Year 61 CDE

  • Assyrian calendar year 4811, Buddhist calendar year 605, Korean calendar year 2394
  • Pliny the Younger born

Year 61 BC

  • Hebrew calendar 3700-3791, Thai solar calendar year 483, Holocene calendar year 9940
  • Prince Ptolemy born, later to become Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII

In US History

  • The 61st US Congress served from 1909-1911 with President William Howard Taft
  • Federalist No. 61, written by Alexander Hamilton, is the last of 3 essays about the power of Congress has in electing its members

In Geography

  • U.S. Route 61 is the highway that inspired so much attention on “Highway 61”
  • 1 Liberty Place is Philadelphia’s tallest building at 61 stories
  • US Route 61 covers 1,400 miles (2,300 km) connecting New Orleans, Louisiana and Wyoming, Minnesota while following the Mississippi River – which also has this popular yard sale
  • List of highway 61 in Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States
  • Antler No. 61 is a very small town in rural Saskatchewan
  • 61 North Parallel crosses Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, United States, Canada, and Greenland
  • 61st Parallel South does not cross any land
  • 61 Meridian West Greenland, Canada, Martinique, Santa Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and the Falkland Islands
  • 61 Meridian East crosses Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

In Sports

  • New York Yankees Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961, which brought an asterisk to the record book (hence the movie 61 *)
  • Pitching greats Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver each had 61 career shutouts
  • Hockey great Wayne Gretzky holds or shares 61 NHL records (40 for regular season, 15 for Stanley Cup playoff and 6 for All-Star Games)
  • Los Angeles Lakers’ Elgin Baylor set a record for 61 points in a NBA finals game against the Boston Celtics (April 14, 1962)
  • The Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Edmonton Eskimos for the 61st Grey Cup title (1973)
  • Rotation, a variation of pool, is sometimes called 61
  • Richie Evans’ NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car number was 61
  • Bill George (Chicago Bears) is the only #61 professional US sports jersey retired
  • In 229 NASCA races, #61 never earned the pole position, never won a race, and finished in the top five only 5 times

In Business

In Miscellaneous

  • The number of the French department Orne
  • The code for international direct dial phone calls to Australia
  • The code for setting a priority call on a phone is *61
  • Part 61 is a law created by the FAA regarding medical exams
  • The number of Citadel cadets on the Summerall Guards
  • The P-61, also called the Black Widow and first designated as the XP-61,is the first fighter aircraft to be a night fighter
  • No. 61 (Rust and Blue) is a 1953 painting by the Russian-American Abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko
  • Psalm 61
  • Section 61 of the Internal Revenue Service code defines gross income
  • SixtyOne is a WordPress theme

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On 36

cooltext36The following past post marked the occasion of our 36th wedding anniversary. Given that I also enjoy saluting numbers, here’s my toast to 36.

In Mathematics

  • Divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 36
  • Is a perfect square (of ±6), a triangular number, a square triangular number, a 13-gonal number, a highly composite number, a semiperfect number, a Harshad number, an Erdős–Woods number, the sum of a twin price, and the sum of 1-cubed + 2-cubed + 3-cubed
  • The degrees of the interior angle of a regular pentagram
  • The number of possible outcomes when rolling two dice
  • Number of sides on the truncated cube and the truncated octahedron
  • 36 squared is 1296
  • The sum of integers 1 to 36 = 666

In Chemistry
Atomic number of Krypton, whose neutrally charged atom has 36 protons and 36 electrons

In Space

  • Messier object M36 is in the constellation Auriga
  • New General Catalogue (NGC) object 36 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Pisces
  • 36 Cancri is an A-class star in the constellation Cancer.
  • Discoverer 36, also known as Corona 9029, was an American optical reconnaissance satellite launched in 1961\
  • Soyuz 36 spaceflight was in 1980
  • Expedition 36 to the International Space Station is scheduled to begin in May 2013

In Standards

  • In the US (and very few other countries) 36 inches = 1 yard
  • IBM System/36, a minicomputer
  • Refers to a 36 inches long pipe wrench
  • In the UK, a standard beer barrel is 36 UK gallons, about 163.7 liters
  • Many early computers featured a 36-bit word length
  • ASCII code for the symbol ‘$
  • The number of characters required to store the display name of a UUID or GUID (e.g., 00000000-0000-0000-C000-000000000046)
  • IBM System/36 (S36) was a minicomputer marketed from 1983-2000
  • 36-bit computer architecture
  • In temperatures, 36 C = 96.8 F, but 36 F = 2.2 C

In Music

  • 36 is a punk band
  • 36th Grammy Awards were in 1994 with Whitney Houston as the big winner
  • 36D is a song written by Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray and performed by The Beautiful South.
  • 6-C is an album by Fifth Column
  • Mozart wrote Symphony #36 in 1783
  • Berlin 36 is a 2009 German film about a Jewish athlete in the 1936 Olympics

In Art

  • 36 Views of Mount Fuji
  • 36 Views of the Eiffel Tower

In Literature

In Film

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978) is a kung fu film
  • 36 is a movie (2010) directed by Martin Campbell
  • 36th Academy Awards held in 1964 with Best Picture nominations to Cleopatra, How the West Was Won, Lillies in the Field, America America, and Tom Jones (winner)
  • 36 Pasos (36 Steps) is a 2006 Argentine horror film
  • North of 36 is a 1924 silent film Western Drama

In Entertainment

  • Watch Channel 36 in Charlotte, Lexington (KY), Oakland
  • Canal 36 is a television station in Honduras
  • The Incubator was the 36th episode of M.A.S.H, which aired December 1, 1973
  • 36 is a sports documentary show on NBC Sports Network and TSN
  • The 36th season of Saturday Night Live was 2010-2011
  • The game of roulette has ’36’ numbers on the playing grid and roulette wheel
  • Rollorpoker, a roulette-based game, uses ‘36’ playing cards on the wheel and playing grid, instead of numbers

In Language
Thirty six, trente six, dreißig sechs, kolmekymmentä kuusi, tretti seks, talatin da shida, XXXVI

In Sports

  • Retired jerseys of MLB’s Robin Roberts (Phillies) and Gaylord Perry (Giants), NFL’s Mack Lee Hill (Chiefs), and NBA’s Lloyd Neal (Trailblazers)
  • The Adelaide 36ers are an Australian Pro-Basketball team
  • In NASCAR, #36 has raced 633, never won, finished in the top 5 32 times, and driven the most by Ken Schrader (106)
  • Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots 20 – St. Louis Rams 17, played at the Louisiana Superdome on February 3, 2002

In Religion

  • In the Jewish tradition, light created by God on the first day of creation shone for 36 hours
  • The Torah commands love, respect, and protect the strange 36 times
  • There are 36 righteous people in every generation
  • 36 candles are in a menorah over 8 days
  • In the Māori legend, 36 gods were involve creating the first human before receving the breath of life from Tāne
  • In Shavism, 36 tattvas describe the internal aspects of creation
  • In Christianity, Psalm 36

In US History

  • Nevada is the 36th state (1864)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson served as the 36th US president
  • The 36th US Congress (1859-1861) during the last two years of James Buchanan’s presidency
  • Alexander Hamilton wrote Federalist Papers 36, The Same Subject Continued: Concerning the General Power of Taxation, the last of the seven papers on taxation

In World History Year 36 BC

  • Buddhist calendar year 509, Korean calendar year 2298, Thai solar calendar year 508, Chinese calendar year 2601/2661 to 2602/2662
  • Mark Antony married Cleopatra VII while still married to Octavia

In World History Year 36 CE

  • A leap year that started on a Saturday
  • Bengali calendar year -577, Berber calendar 986, and Iranian calendar year 586 BP – 585 BP
  • Historical figures include Pontius Pilot, Emporer Tiberius, and Herod Antipus
  • Some say this is the year of Jesus’ crucifixion

In Geography

  • The 36th parallel south only across land in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina
  • The 36th meridian east passes through Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique
  • US Route 36 runs 1,414 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado to Uhrichsville, Ohio

In Business

  • The Thirty-Six Bisto in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Thirty-Six, a camera boutique in Singapore
  • Thirty-Six Peonies Publishing Company
  • Studio Thirty-Six – spa, beauty, and personal treatment in Santa Rosa, California

Miscellaneous

  • A perfect score on the ACT
  • In French-speaking countries, 36 is often used as a placeholder number
  • International phone code for Hungary
  • The 36 pounder long gun was the largest piece of naval artillery for French war ships in its time
  • TI-36 calculator made in 1986
  • The 36 Boys were a gang of primarily Turkish immigrants from Berlin-Kreuzberg involved in criminal activities
  • The 36-line Bible, the second printed edition of the Bible and known as the “Bamberg Bible”, is named after its 36 lines of text on each page. FYI: The Gutenberg Bible had 42 lines per page

On Time – The Musical: Act 2

Last month I tried something new (for me) by having a blog-style musical. To my surprise, Time: The Musical, featuring songs with “time” in the title, was a big hit with over 70 songs.

The success got the tumblers in my mind turning, so instead of changing to a totally different theme, continue Time: The Musical with a different requirement for Act 2!

For Act 2, supply a song (a video) featuring a song with a specific time in the song’s title – not in the lyrics or the performer’s name, but in the title. I will be interested to see the different interpretations because looking beyond the obvious can be your friend.

The same rule as Act 1 applies – no duplicates.

To get the show started, I’m going back into the time capsule to feature a classic song by a classic performer. Bloggers everywhere, let’s give a big AFA welcome to the legendary Count Basie with the One O’Clock Jump!

On Time: The Musical

A short time ago I did a post about time featuring photos by my friend, Steve. Being this is my first full week back in the saddle with my regular routine, I thought it would be a good time to follow that post with some audience participation.

Here’s your challenge. In your comment, post a video of a song with “Time” as part of the title. There are many, but it would be great if you posted something that is part of your memory – a movie, a song from your youth, a memorable moment, or whatever. If you can, return later in the day to enjoy a wide array of musical treats.

Now the tough part, no duplicates.

I intentionally chose one that is a bit different, then again, that’s me. Enjoy Time from Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack to Inception.