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My favorite number

Permalink 01/20/10 at 07:25:45 am, by Ed, 100 words   English (US)
Categories: General

Do you know what today is? It's my favorite day of the year! It's my Unbirthday. Specifically, it is my 8361/10000 birthday today (not my half birthday, not my quarter birthday, my eight-thousand-three-hundred-sixty-one ten-thousandths birthday). Prime factorization of 8361 is 32 x 929. 8361 can be represented by the sum of two squares 602+692. The binary representation of 8361 is 10000010101001. But most of all, 8361 is the number when, divided by 10000, represents the fraction of a year that is the difference between my birthday and this day, today.

And that fact alone makes 8361 my favorite number. Today anyway. But tomorrow, well hoo-boy. Two-thousand-ninety-seven two-thousand-five-hundredths is making it's comeback!

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