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Saturday, December 09, 2006
The Number 23 -vwv

I recently saw the trailer for a movie called "The Number 23". Here's the synopsis:
A man whose life unravels after he comes into contact with an obscure book titled The Number 23. As he reads the book, he becomes increasingly convinced that it is based on his own life. His obsession with the number 23 starts to consume him, and he begins to realize the book forecasts far graver consequences for his life than he could have ever imagined.
It feels strange coming across a movie like that because I've always subconsciously looked out for occurrences of 23 around me. Fortunately, I'm not so obsessed as to forcefully extract patterns from everything. Some people do that. It's actually quite amazing how if you really wanted to, you can find 23 in topics like sports, scientific facts, history, etc. For example, W is the 23rd letter in the alphabet and the symbol for W is two points down and three points up. You know these people are hard core when they can find a pattern like that.

However, I'm pretty sure you can find other numbers everywhere too, numbers such as 42. The number 23 does hold a certain degree of personal significance for me though. It's got nothing to do with UFOs, numerology or that fake science called Astrology. And it's not because I was born on Feb 3rd or served NS at 23SA.

I just like prime numbers, in particular, 2, 3, 23 (7 and 17, to a lesser extent) when written in base ten. 2 is the only even prime and 3 is the smallest odd prime. But 23, not only is it the smallest prime composed of a prime number of prime digits, those two digits also happen to be my other two favourite prime numbers! Now, how can one not like a number like that?


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1 Comments:

hey thats micheal jordan`s number hahahah
By Blogger Bakazheng, at 6:06 PM  

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