Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Number 23

   The Number 23, which comes in Numerological sequence of 5, Its the number comes after 22 and before 24. But more than this, there is a mystery behind this number 23, Its like a psychic disease called  Number '23 enigma' - The 23 enigma means that most incidents and events are directly connected to the number 23, some modification of the number 23, or a number related to the number 23. Many films have been made on this obsession. And history says that many people had this obsession for real. Now I am going to list the most strange things related to the number 23 collected from various sources.

  1.  The Principia discordia  states that "All things happen in fives, or are divisible by or are multiples of five, or are somehow directly or indirectly appropriate to 5 this is referred to as the Law of Fives. The 23 Enigma is regarded as a corollary  of this law. It can be seen in Robert Anton Wilson  and Robert Shea's The Illuminatus (therein called the "23/17 phenomenon"), Wilson's The final secrets of  the Illuminati (therein called "The Law of fives" and "The 23 Enigma"), Arthur Koestler's Challenge of Chance, as well as the Principia Discordia. In these works, 23 is considered lucky, unlucky, sinister, strange, or sacred to the goddess Eris (who surveys a world of chaos.) or to the unholy gods of the Cthulhu Mythos.
  2. The number has been the subject of not one but two films: the 1998 German movie, 23, and The Number 23, starring Jim Carrey, released (naturally) today. Each has a main character obsessed with the number.
  3. 23 is one of the most commonly cited prime numbers - a number that can only be divided by itself and one. Twenty three is the lowest prime that consists of consecutive digits, and it add up to another Prime number. Primes have been described as the "atoms" of mathematics - the building blocks of the world of numbers. An American businessman has put up a US$1m (£500,000) prize for the first mathematician to find a pattern in primes - a problem known as the Riemann hypothesis.
  4.  John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who was the subject of the film, A Beautiful Mind, starring Russell Crowe, was obsessed with 23. It featured prominently in his battle with mental illness. His breakdown began when he claimed that a photograph of Pope John XXIII on the cover of Life magazine was in fact him, the proof being that 23 was his favourite number. Nash published 23 scientific articles.
  5. 23rdians are a group of people who subscribe to the mystical power of 23 and see it in multiple combinations throughout daily life.
  6. numerical coincidences: Charles Darwin's Origin of Species was published in 1859 - 1+8+5+9 = 23. Two divided by three makes 0.666 recurring (allegedly - actually it makes 0.6666666667). The Hiroshima bomb was dropped at 8.15am - 8+15= 23.
  7. Ancient Chinese believed numbers conveyed sexuality - evens for feminine and odds for masculine. They considered prime numbers to be the most masculine, conferring special status on 23 which is made up of two consecutive prime numbers and the only even prime number - two.
  8. The Bible does not let 23 pass without conferring upon it some significance, at least to students of the Book. Although the Old Testament is unspecific, it is widely held that Adam and Eve had 23 daughters. The 23rd verse of the first chapter of Genesis brings the act of creation to a close while the 23rd chapter of the book of Genesis deals entirely with death, namely that of Abraham's wife, Sarah. The most famous and most quoted of the Psalms is number 23: "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters."
  9. Genetically, Each parent contributes 23 chromosomes to the start of human life. The nuclei of cells in human bodies have 46 chromosomes made out of 23 pairs. Egg and sperm cells in humans have 23 chromosomes which fuse and divide to create an embryo.
  10. From the History, The most detailed account of the assassination of Julius Caesar, written by Nicolaus of Damascus, claims numerous enemies stabbed the Roman emperor 23 times. The wounds ranged from superficial to mortal.
  11. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford Upon Avon on 23 April 1564. He died 52 years later on his birthday, 23 April 1616. Kurt Cobain, the god of grunge, was born in 1967 and died in 1994 - 1+9+6+7= 23, 1+9+9+4 = 23.
  12.  The first morse code transmission - "What hath God wrought?" - was from the Bible passage Numbers 23:23. In telegraphers code 23 means "break the line".
  13. The Birthday Paradox states that a group of 23 randomly-selected people is the smallest number where there will be a probability higher than 50 per cent that two people will share the same birthday.
  14. The author William Burroughs was obsessed with 23. While living in Tangiers, he met a Captain Clark who ran a ferry between Spain and Morocco. One day, Clark told Burroughs that he had been doing the route for 23 years without incident. Later that day, the ferry sank, killing the captain. While Burroughs was thinking about the incident, a radio bulletin announced the crash of a Flight 23 on the New York-Miami route. The pilot was another Captain Clark. The events prompted an obsession which saw Burroughs record every occurrence of the number 23 for the rest of his life.
  15. "W" is the 23rd letter of the Latin alphabet. It has two points down and three points up. White supremacists use 23 to represent "W" as a mark of racial superiority.
  16. The average human physical biorhythm is 23 days.The human Biorhythm cycle is 23 days
  17. Every 23rd wave crashing on a beach averages twice the size as normal.
  18. 2/3= .666 the number of the beast.
  19. It takes 23 seconds for blood to circulate through the human body.
  20. Geosynchronous orbit occurs at 23,000 miles above Earth's surface.
  21. It is believed that Adam and Eve had 23 daughters.
            These informations have been collected from some related articles...I t may or may not have anything Mysterious but I felt it quiet Strange...And I must say one more thing that, I was born on 23/05 of 1990.

1 comment:

  1. Hello. Thank you for this. I have a specific question: Why did you choose to use the eyes graphic at the top of the page? These eyes are featured in a video that is no longer available, 'Mama' by Phil Collins & Genesis. In that video there is also a brief scene of a woman's face with the number 23 painted on it, in front of a clock face showing the time of 11.23 (which if PM would be 23:23 I have pics of these things if you are interested.