Sunday, March 21, 2010

Small Mercies

Today I wished only for a happy thought. The universe obliged, in advance even: on this day of days Manny Pacquiao won't be singing in concert.


[25 March 2010 Edit]

Some fun facts:
31

31 is a prime number.

= 20 + 21 + 22 + 23 + 24
The sum of five powers of 2.

= 50 + 51 + 52
The sum of three powers of 5.

= 25 - 1
A Mersenne prime.

There are 31 letters in the Cyrillic (Russian) alphabet.

Thirty-one is a betting game played with cards.

In French the expression trente et un means someone who is well dressed.
[Hat tip to Richard Phillips.]

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