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This happened today:


For the record, there are three instances of 666 in that number.

It seems like only yesterday 1,333 days ago, I only had 666 km on my car! They grow up so quick.



12-12-12 at 12:12


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Happy 11/11/1!!

I can’t believe I almost forgot that it was 11/11/1! Props to @MortgageNurse for tweeting about this momentous occasion!

Calendar Number 11

Bingo Number 1

Clock number 11

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Happy 11-1-11!


It’s like 1-1-11, but with 2025%1 more ones.

Image Credit: Posted by Cath Walker on Flickr.

  1. Updated 2:52 p.m.: for the record, that was a typo. I’m really not that bad at math, says the college statistics instructor []


Happy Friday the 13th!

A few people brought this to my attention the other day:


Apparently, in honour of the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, Google made a bunch of Sesame Street Google logos.  And since today is a numerically significant day – i.e.,  Friday the 13th (*thirteen!* *thirteen days in November!* ah ah ah ah ah!) and Google recently posted that pic of the Count, I thought it was a good time to resurrect the paper I wrote while working for the Centre of Excellence for Sesame Street Investigations, along with my colleagues from the The Newspaper Route: Your First Step to Success Inc. and The Canadian Division for the Advancement of the Vampiric Monarchy. You know, for anyone who wasn’t reading my blog two years ago.

Click here to read the paper (.pdf).

Image Credit: Posted by COG LOG LAB on Flickr.


Happy 9/9/9!

999 by Leo Reynolds.

One of the great things about living in a new millennium is all the great dates we get to celebrate!

In recent years1 , we’ve seen 6/6/6, 7/7/7, 8/8/8 and even the incredible 12:34:56 7/8/9!

And it doesn’t even matter if you prefer the incorrect MM/DD/YY to the vastly superior DD/MM/YY format – today we can all agree that is it 9/9/9 and it is awesome.

So enjoy 9/9/9, numbers fans!  We only have three more years in which to enjoy such numerical synchronicities! Unless they start adding Smarch to our calendars.

Image Credit: Posted by Leo Renoylds on Flickr.

  1. I only started blogging in July 2005, so missed the fantastic blogging opportunities that were 1/1/1 through 5/5/5 []


Happy 12:34:56 7/8/9

Numbers... by lrargerich.While some people celebrated this numberific occasion back on July 8, I’ve been saving it for today because I prefer to write the dates in day-month-year order, which makes sense, rather than in the crazy, out-of-order month-day-year1 fashion.

I was going to post a link to my blog posting about the song “789” – but I can’t find it. So I’m reposting the video today.  It’s a pretty awesome song and you should totally have it stuck in your head.

You’re welcome.

Image credit: Posted by Luis Argerich on Flickr. CC FTW!

  1. I realize that this stems from the way you would speak a date – “August 8th, 2009″, but I still think it’s out of order. Day < month < year. In truth, I actually prefer year-month-day, because that way if you sort them numerically, they will come out in chronological order. Which is helpful, for example, for naming different version of a file (e.g., 2009-08-06 Hockey Hotties Phone Numbers.doc and 2009-08-07 Hockey Hotties Phone Numbers.doc []


Blogathon: By The Numbers

Because today I feel like writing a blog posting about as much as I feel like having my intestines removed with a dull knife… instead I give you: numbers!

# Blog Postings: 49
# Guest Postings1: 8
# Hour of Blogging 24
# of litres of diet Pepsi consumed: 32
# Page Views 1720
# Comments too many to count!
$ raised for OPT by NTBTWK $4023
# Donators: 104
Total raised by all the bloggers in the world! $44,847.00

1Thank you, thank you, a million times thank you to my guest posters!
2approximately 1 L of diet Pepsi and 2 L of diet Pepsi Max! Diet Pepsi Max has ginseng in it. Ergo, healthy.
3The page says, inexplicably, that I only raised $346.90, but when I added up all the pledges that were made as listed on my profile page at , it’s $402. I have *no idea* how they came up with this other number.
4The page also has the wrong number of donators – it says 11, but there are only 10 listed when I look in my profile. Again, no idea how they came up with 11. Unless there’s a mystery donator who gave -$55.10…