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Really, Really Big Day On Wednesday

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Greco, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Greco

    Greco New Member

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    Wednesday is a special day in history. If you fail to take note of it, you'll have to wait almost one hundred years for your next chance. I've gleaned a number of tidbits from various sources about this special day so you can fully appreciate it's rarity.

    Wednesday is September 9, 2009. Stating the date numerically shows 09-09-09. It represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century, until January 1, 2101.

    As part of his obsession with numbers both mathematically and divine, and like many mathematicians before and since, Pythagoras (remember the theorem?), noted that nine in particular had many unique properties.

    For example, the sum of the two-digits resulting from nine multiplied by any other single-digit number will equal nine. So 9x3=27, and 2+7=9. Multiply nine by any two, three or four-digit number and the sums of those will also break down to nine. For example: 9x62 = 558; 5+5+8=18; 1+8=9.

    September 9 also happens to be the 252nd day of the year (2+5+2=9).

    If that's not special enough for you, the greatest music act the world has ever seen actually had a recording titled #9. Here's a link to the Beatles recording so you can enjoy the tune as you reflect on the uniqueness of this rare day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwQiQLqAKOA

    And you thought I was going to mention Obama's speech didn't ya?
     
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