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11/17/08 12:06 - 36ºF - ID#46715

The significance of 33

I turn 33 today. In an effort to avoid writing a haiku and to waste more of (e:paul)'s bandwidth, I will post my results of hitting up wikipedia for all significant 33's.

33 is the largest positive integer that can not be expressed as a sum of different triangular numbers. It is also the smallest odd repdigit that's not prime (unless we consider 1-digit integers to also be repdigits).

33 is the eighth distinct biprime comprising the prime factors (3 > 11). Its aliquot sum is 15; itself a discrete biprime (3 > 5) in the following Aliquot sequence 33,15,9,4,3,1,0. (Note 33 is the 8th composite number to descend into the prime number 3, the others outside of this sequence being 30,26,16,12) Since 33 is a semiprime with both its prime factors being Gaussian primes, 33 is a Blum integer.

The sum of the first four positive factorials is 33. Adding up the sums of divisors for the 1 through 6 yields 33. 33 is the smallest integer such that it and the next two integers all have the same number of divisors.

It is also the first member of the first cluster of three biprimes (33,34,35); the next such cluster is (85,86,87).

Since the greatest prime factor of 332 + 1 = 1090 is 109, which is obviously more than 33 twice, 33 is a St�rmer number.

3 is the first number that repeats in Pi, making it 33.


The atomic number of arsenic

Messier object M33, a magnitude 7.0 galaxy in the constellation Triangulum, also known as the ]] object NGC 33, a double star in the constellation Pisces

The Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on -1982 August 2 and ended on -485 January 17. The duration of Saros series 33 was 1496.5 years, and it contained 84 solar eclipses.

The Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on -1662 May 22 and ended on -364 July 10. The duration of Saros series 33 was 1298.1 years, and it contained 73 lunar eclipses.

Fastest number on planet earth.

The number symbolizes truth (33)

This number has the meaning that good will always triumph over evil.

Lag Ba'omer is a minor Jewish holiday which falls on the 33rd day of the Omer

Jesus's age when he was crucified in 33 A.D., according to many, though not verified historically.

In the religion of Islam the Muslims believe that the dwellers of Heaven will be existing eternally in a state of being age 33.[citation needed]

The number of innings played in the longest baseball game in history (a 1981 minor league game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox in Pawtucket, Rhode Island).

Retired numbers of former basketball star Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and former baseball star Eddie Murray.

Number of retired hockey goalie Patrick Roy.

Jersey number of baseball player Justin Morneau in honor of hero, Patrick Roy.

Jersey number of basketball player Patrick Ewing. The number was retired on February 28, 2003 by the New York Knicks.

Jersey number of basketball player Scottie Pippen. The number was retired on December 9, 2005 by the Chicago Bulls.

Jersey number worn by Redskins great QB Sammy Baugh during his record smashing time in the early years of the NFL

Number also worn by Grant Hill and Alonzo Mourning.

Kerry Earnhardt's Nextel Cup Series number for Richard Childress Racing sponsored by Holiday Inn

Race number of MotoGP rider Marco Melandri.

Race number of New Zealand Speedway driver, David Foxall.

Worn by Detroit Red Wings Own Chris Draper.

On most occasions, the traditional number of racers in the Indianapolis 500

In reference to gramophone records, 33 refers to a type of record by its revolution speed of 33⅓ revolutions per minute. 33s are also known as long playing records, or LPs. See: 78 and 45

The best-known car number of retired NASCAR driver Harry Gant

A significant number in modern numerology, one of the master numbers along with 11 and 22

A song by the Smashing Pumpkins on their Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album. Also a song by Coheed and Cambria on their The Second Stage Turbine Blade album (the songs are not related)

The title of the first episode of the new Battlestar Galactica television series

In French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish and Portuguese, the word a patient is usually asked to say when a doctor is listening to his or her lungs with a stethoscope (Trente-Trois, Trentatr�, Treizeci şi trei, Treinta y Tres and Trinta e Tr�s)

The code for international direct-dial phone calls to France

A normal human spine has 33 vertebrae when the bones that form the coccyx are counted individually

A website has devoted research in sightings of the number 33 at:

The number printed on all Rolling Rock beer labels

Number of maximum European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System credits that Instituto Superior T�cnico's students are allowed to achieve throughout one semester

The namesake of the private club, Club 33, located in Disneyland's New Orleans Square.

The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry has 33 degrees.

Number of victims, including the suspect, that were all killed at Virginia Tech, April 16, 2007.

The double triangle is another word for, "33."

33 were Uruguay's national Independence Heroes that liberate the country in 1825 from the Brazilian Empire, they are popularly known as "Treinta y Tres Orientales" (The Thirty-Three Orientals), one of Uruguay's national states and its capital city is named " Treinta y Tres" after them.

A religious image of the Virgin Mary from the XVIII Century is known in Uruguay as "Virgen de los Treinta y Tres" (Virgin of the Thity-Three) consecrated by Pope John Paul II in his visit to Uruguay in 1988.

2008 is the first time in 33 years that the United States has sent a satellite to explore and orbit Mercury (January 15, 2008)

Progressive Metal band Meshuggah releases their album "Catch 33" in year 2005.

In 2008, musician Teddy Geiger gives clues to fans about his new single, "march" which dropped March 3, or "33". In late May he announced 33 brand new songs that his fans could choose from to create their own album, called TG33.

In 2004, Los Angeles Rock group 33DEGREE released the 5 volume CD-set titled "regret the heredity", which is an anagram for Thirty Three Degree. The bands logo, shoes, and website all emphasize the number '33'

'33'(three-three) is an Nigerian produced brand of beer.

33 number worn by Redskins great Sammy Baugh

N.A.S.A's Pathfinder lands on Mars, location 19.5� N by 33.3� W, on July 4, 1997.

The number 33 appears in the occult by manipulating numeric data associated with events like the date, time, degrees, and much more. With basic math and specific obscure methods, the number 33 is teased out of the data, and such an event could be regarded as mystical deviation or attributed to an esoteric agenda.

The number of the French department Gironde

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Category: life

10/30/08 10:35 - 42ºF - ID#46437

deja vu

In a previous relationship several years back, I had the experience now and then where I dreaded the breakup, but when I contemplated how I would actually feel if we did break up, I felt a sense of relief. Especially when I actually got near to the point of breaking up a few times.

Being an employee of a business can be very much like being in a relationship. Things are getting increasingly dysfunctional at work right now, and my mental quality of life is being seriously diminished. To the point that I nearly forgot to pick up my son at daycare today. While I won't go into details, I'm feeling very much the same way I felt several years ago about this person that I dated.
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Category: halloween

10/30/08 12:23 - 40ºF - ID#46426

Costume Cutback

The last several halloweens (with the exception of my sparse elf-hat appearance at (e:ladycroft)'s halloween party two years ago) I've attempted to go make an usual costume making use of a well-known cultural reference that is not typically the subject costume design. Two years ago, it was a "have a nice day smiley face". Last year it was "D*ck in a box". I wanted this year to go as the pirate complete with guitar, but the time constraints of new fatherhood make that unworkable. I'll still do something that's unique and a cultural reference, but I guess I'll have to settle for a bit of cop-out this year. It won't be great, but it probably won't make
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Category: haiku

10/25/08 12:26 - 51ºF - ID#46317

Sick Haiku

Family all sick
Daddy must be strong for all
Make matzo ball soup

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Category: funny

10/16/08 12:33 - 55ºF - ID#46143

Other Commonly Held Misconceptions

I found this during the last time I took my son to the Mosier clinic on Main St.


I always wondered why I never was able to find any Chlamydia on the Garden Walk.
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Category: humor

10/08/08 09:05 - ID#45988

Trying To Find Humor For The New Year

Happy Year Of Our Lord 5769. As a new year's resolution, I'll try to find the humor in ugly things. After hearing more dismal financial news on NPR today, something occurred in my head and made me chuckle.

If there was a merger between the two largest mortgage companies, you'd get

Freddie Mac + Fannie Mae = Frannie Mace.

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Category: politics

09/03/08 12:41 - 71ºF - ID#45544

Rare political post

A conservative vice-presidential candidates who has fought for abstinence-only sex-education as only effective way of combatting teenage pregnancy finds out that her own teenage daughter is pregnant.

That's irony for you. Or karma, depending on your belief system.

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Category: politics

08/26/08 08:40 - 54ºF - ID#45456

Same as it ever was

Every so often during an election year when I get tired of spin, mudslinging, and negative campaign ads, I need to remind myself that these sorts of things have been a part of American politics since the inception of the country.

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Category: crime

08/25/08 08:46 - 61ºF - ID#45446

Crime story

Today's latest murder was 0.2 miles away from our apartment.

I don't have anything to say other than "that's fucked up". Especially since the people it happened to have the same basic living situation as my family.
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Category: life

07/31/08 10:26 - 73ºF - ID#45202

Monthly Post

Ari Met his first wikipediable person today at the Literacy Volunteers appreciation dinner.


Two weeks ago grandma and grampa took us to the Buffalo zoo.


He slept virtually the entire time.



Except when he's hungry.


They're finally cleaning up Beth Jacob Cemetery in the east side. The last several weeks I've been volunteering to help restore the cemetery (as best we can). It's good to get outside of the house and use my muscles a little. This sunday we're meeting their again, and we might just get to expose a few overturned monuments!



Of all the monuments, this one gets to me the most, especially since I now have a child of my own. The last time I saw it this winter, it was barely visible under the substantial brush and thorns. The area's been cleared enough that the Jewish custom of placing a rock on it can be observed again.


I never thought I'd see the day where there'd be real living people in the cemetery.


A slightly better shot of overturned monuments.


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paul said to ladycroft
Nice to "see" you. I let the CPR ads stay because at least it was something lol...

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ladycroft said to joe
Happy Birthday! I had my 30th with two of those peeps as well :) Remember the failed (but awesome)...

ladycroft said to joe
Happy Birthday! I had my 30th with two of those peeps as well :) Remember the failed (but awesome)...