Sunday, September 10, 2006

Important Announcement!

As of 5.42 pm, this blog has had 52920 visitors!

Now, 52920 might just seem like any random number to you. And you'd be right! There's nothing amazing about the number 52920 at all, apart from the fact that 52920 comes right after 52919 and 5 numbers before 52925. In fact, 52920 is so unremarkable that the only real claim to fame by 52920 is that 52920 when divided by 10 gives the number 5292!

Oh, we all stop to think about the round figures - 6000 or 1,000,000. We wipe tears from our eyes at the thought of numbers like 400 or 7000 or 200,000. But who will think of the 52920s? Or, for that matter, the 452s, the 4767347s, the 5439636s?

After all, it's 52920 and the numbers like it that keep our numerical system going!

Visitor 52920, I salute you!


Darlene said...

Congrats, Tim.

TimT said...

Why, thankyou!

Caz said...

You plain ran out of ideas, didn't you?

Another jumping the shark / couch moment.

(How many such moments is a blog allowed to have in one lifetime?)

TimT said...

This post was just a humble tribute to the humble, unacknowledged numbers.

Don't tell me you've never paused to think of the 52920s, the 576475s, the 475s?

They are the real heroes in the Grand Story of Numbers!

nailpolishblues said...

A friend of mine highly praises your wee booklet of poetic bits. She sent me this text in reference to it: Thanks very much. The poem about Tourette's made me snort out loud on the bus.

It doesn't get any better than that.

TimT said...

Now that is awesome. :)

I would be writing a new post now, but my flatmate is watching Denton interviewing the Gorebot in the next room - it's impossible to write with that sort of thing in the background.

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