Numbers of July 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

July 2007 is an interesting month if you're interested in numbers. First there is was July 7th, or if you delete the zeros, 7.7.7, 777 (without dots, commas, or slashes). I have to wonder how many people won in Las Vegas (and other places) on this day. Because of differences in number format the next date can look a couple of ways. In American the date is written month/day/year, much of Europe writes it day/month/year, sometimes to avoid confusion year/month/date. So bearing this in mind, the next date is July 11th, 7/11/7 or 11/7/7. If you look at only part of the date, 711, and put a dash between it, 7-11 is a convience store chain well known in the US and I have even heard that some of the 7-11s have been convereted to qwiki marts to promote the Simpons movie (here are some pictures of one of the Qwik-E-Mart from Photobucket, when I looked the user had exceeded his bandwidth, but maybe you'll be lucky enough to see them!) Taking 7 for the month, 7 for the year, and 11 for the date of the month, again this is a combination of lucky numbers. The last date of interest is Friday the 13th. While there are usually a few Friday the 13ths within a year, the 7 appearing in the month and year making things interesting.

Here are some more interesting sites about numbers...

  • Zoo of Numbers This one talks about some special numbers
  • NumberSpirial This one does some interesting spirials with numbers
  • This one talks about the surprising law of digits
  • the number 6174
  • the secret lives of numbers This describes the results of the relative popularity of every integer between 1 and 1 million. How often does each number show up compared to the other numbers in phone numbers, tax forms, famous dates, and so on.

Here are a couple of pictures of the girls in the kiddie pool in our yard and some taken recently at a Kiddie fest in a nearby village. There was all kind of neat activities, (like skiing without snow).

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