Monday, October 29, 2007

what do you get when you google the number twenty-nine?

I highlighted the ones that I understood (even if it was just a little bit).
And, of course there are 29 of them.

Floccinaucinihilipilification contains 29 letters and is the longest word in the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Note that the letter e does not occur.

The human skull is made-up of 29 bones.

If an odd perfect number exists, it must have at least 29 prime factors (not necessarily distinct).
The extra day in a leap year is February 29.

The number of visible notches on a primitive recording device found in a Swaziland cave. It was made from a section of baboon bone and dated to 35000 B.C.

The Norwegian alphabet contains 29 letters.

The smallest Gilda prime. Note that if a Fibonacci-like sequence is formed with the first term equal to the absolute value between the digits of 29 (i.e., 7) and the second term equal to the digit sum of 29 (i.e., 11) then 29 itself occurs as a term in the sequence: 7, 11, 18, 29.

Bobby Fischer was 29 years old at the time of his 1972 World Chess Championship victory.

29 may be written in two ways as combinations of the first four primes and the three basic arithmetic operations: 29 = (2*7)+(3*5) = (5*7)-(2*3).

It takes the Moon over 29 days to complete its orbit around the Earth.

The state of Utah has 29 counties.

29 is the second integer parameter n2 in Gilson's formula α(n1, n2) = n2cos(π/n1)tan(π/(n1n2))/π for the value of the fine structure constant α = α(137, 29) = 0.0072973525318...

The great majority of the works by which the postimpressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh is remembered were produced in 29 months of frenzied activity and intermittent bouts with epileptoid seizures and profound despair that finally ended in suicide.

The 29th Fibonacci number (i.e., 514229) is a prime ending in 29, which is also prime.

The highest possible score of a single hand in the card game cribbage is 29.

A prime is formed by using 29 twice in the Firoozbakht function, i.e., fi(29, 29).

The smallest prime equal to the sum of three consecutive squares: 22 + 32 + 42.

TWENTY NINE can be written out with exactly 29 toothpicks.

29 can be written as a sum of primes in exactly 3 * 29 ways.

29^23 + 19^17 + 13^11 + 7^5 + 3^2 is prime.

The middle chapter of the Old Testament is Job 29.

The smallest prime of the form 6n-1 = 7m+1.

29 is only known number m such that both m!-R(m) and m!+R(m) are primes. I.e, 29! - 111...1 (29 ones) and 29! + 111...1 (29 ones) are both primes.

29 is the maximum number of squares a chess bishop can visit if it is only allowed to visit each square once.

2^9 + 9^2 is prime.

29 = (2 * 9) + (2 + 9).

29 people were able to escape through "Tunnel 29."

Track 29 is a famous phrase in the song "Chatanooga Choo Choo."

29 = 2*5 + 3*3 + 5*2.

29 people lost their life when the ship the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank on Lake Superior (17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan).

A proof of the infinitude of prime numbers is in Book IX (Proposition 20) of Euclid's Elements. Note that IX + 20 = 29.

Bhargava and Hanke proved that if an integer valued quadratic form (such as 3x2 + 2xy + 4y2) can represent the numbers 29 numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 37, 42, 58, 93, 110, 145, 203 and 290; then it can represent every positive integer.

The smallest prime preceded by five consecutive composite numbers.

Mrs. Prime reads her recantation in Chapter 29 of the nineteenth-century classic Rachel Ray by British novelist Anthony Trollope.

And my very favorite:
TWENTY NINE can be written out with exactly 29 toothpicks.

1 comment:

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Okay is just me or are you stretching here?