There’s more to this number than meets the eye. 999999 divided by 7 equals 142857. Other numbers divided by seven have 142857 recurring in their results somewhere., for example 1642 divided by 7 equals 234.57142857142857142857142857142857….
142857 + 142857 = 285714
285714 + 142857 = 428571
428571 + 142857 = 571428 – See what’s happening here? The results are always the same digits.
Today is the 16th May. 16/7 = 2.2857142857142857142857142857142857…
142857 indicates a seventh.
1+6=7 This really is just a coincidence, but hey, it fits in nicely!
1+6+4+2=13; 7 is the mid-point number; 13th is the date I was born; 13th is the date this blog was started.
There are seven colours in the rainbow: Red; Orange; Yellow; Green; Blue; Indigo; Violet. These colours were identified by Isaac Newton, who was born in 1642.
There are seven stellar objects visible to the naked eye from Earth… The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. And speaking of Saturn, Galileo inadvertently discovered Saturn’s rings in July 1610 (July = the seventh month). Astronomers weren’t particularly interested in Saturn until 1642, which was also the year that Galileo died.
Completely random post today, not related to any one thing in particular. Just another recurring number that I have come across. Is seven a magic number?
17/05/11 00:14 – And just a little late amendment… Total number of my visitors for May 16th had to be 77. There was no other way that it would have been anything else…