Hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday weekend.
Sort of sucks to have to get back to the grind, but we’ll deal. Lots of good stuff ahead.
With that in mind, let’s talk some 23 for today’s countdown number, shall we?
(And let’s borrow a page out of the old D. Letterman Show for our order.)
23. The average lifespan of a human whether male or female, is around 23,000 days, or 63 years.
22. The average human being has exactly 23 chromosomes in their DNA, which is the same as a Sable Antelope.
21. NHL legend Bob Nystrom, NBA’s Michael Jordan, and soccer superstar David Beckham all wore/wear the number 23 jersey.
20. There have been 2 cinematic hit films surrounding the mysterious number 23; in 2007, The Number 23 and in 1998’s 23.
19. William Shakespeare was born on – and later died on – the 23rd.
18, A 23 sided shape is called an Icosakaitrigon.
17. The most well-known Christian psalm is Psalm 23 which begins “The Lord is my Shepherd…”
16. It takes around 23 seconds for blood to circulate the body on average.
15. There are numerous conspiracy theories about the power of “the 23,” including Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994.
14. The Earth’s axis has an estimated tilt of around 23.5 degrees which allows for four different seasons.
13. The most likely date every year to spot a UFO is typically July 23rd.
12. Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States. His wife, Caroline, was a key figure in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
11. “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” was written by the English poet Jane Taylor, who was only 23 years old when she composed it.
10. On May 23, 1785, Benjamin Franklin announced that he had invented bifocals.
9. On March 23, 1836, Vince Fowler invented the coin press.
8. The average smartphone user checks his/her device 23 times a day for texting. (And he/she checks an additional 18 times for timekeeping.)
7. The fear of the number 23 is called Duotriophobia.
6. When he was assassinated on the now-famous Ides of March, Emperor Julius Caesar was stabbed
23 different times.
5. Pliny the Elder, a scientist and author of significant scientific literature, was born in 23 A.D.
4. The 23rd element, Vanadium, has a melting point of 3470 °F (1910 °C).
3. George Lucas has used the number 23 at least twice in his films; once as the number of a police robot in THX 1138 and in Star Wars as the number for Princess Leia’s prison cell, AA23.
2. An American slang phrase used in the early 20th century, “23-skidoo,” basically means
“Let’s get out of here as fast as we can!”
1. In 1823, U.S. President James Monroe officially recognized the U.S. as the protector of the entire Western Hemisphere, forbidding European powers from colonizing additional territories in the Americas.
OK, gang. That’s officially one week in the books!
Let’s keep it going tomorrow, as we march on forward.