32- Cliff Claven style...
What words of wisdom Cliff!
In the spirit of the Claven Institute of Useless Knowledge, I wanted to know more about the number of my newfound age, the number 32...
the smallest number n with exactly 7 solutions to the equation φ(x) = n. It is also the sum of the totient function for the first ten integers.
the atomic number of germanium... naturally not to be confused with geranium...
the freezing point of water at sea level in degrees Fahrenheit
the number of variations in Bach's Goldberg variations
the number of completed, numbered piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven
in the title and lyrics of the song 32 Footsteps by They Might Be Giants
the number of teeth of a full set of teeth in an adult human (not including hockey players or soccer hooligans), including wisdom teeth
the size of a databus in bits: 32-bit
the winning car number of Ray Harroun in the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911
in chess, the total number of black squares on the board, the total number of white squares, and the total number of pieces (black and white) at the beginning of the game
the code for international direct dial phone calls to Belgium
retired number of L.A. Lakers Magic Johnson's jersey
O.J. Simpson's uniform number (or the number of motions it took to decapitate Nicole)
the age of Jesus Christ when he was crucified and subsequently the year AD that Saint Peter traditionally becomes first pope
pump water up an open tube and it can be raised to 32 feet - at that point cohesion is lost and the water column will break or cavitate
according to the U.S. Census Bureau of places in the United States with the word "eagle" in their name
the short form of ThirtyTwo, a producer of snowboard footwear
For further useless knowledge, cuz I'm kool like dat:
On this date in 2032:
Assassination of John Connor by a T-850 series Terminator, in the Terminator movie continuum
the movie Demolition Man takes place during this year.
demons from hell successfully establish a hellgate and use it to invade London in the computer game Hellgate: London
--this may have already happened--
Events of 1932:
British arrest and intern Mohandas Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel
Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate
Pierre Laval forms a new government in France
About 6 million unemployed in Germany
--not much change there eh?--
Japan occupies Shanghai
Japanese warships arrive in Nanking
General convention of disarmament begins in Geneva
League of Nations again recommends negotiations between the Republic of China and Japan
Pope Pius XI meets Benito Mussolini in the Vatican City
Adolf Hitler gains German citizenship prior to elections
Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, the infant son of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped (ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey just a few miles from the Lindbergh's home)
Eamon de Valera is elected President of the Executive Council. It is the first change of government in the Irish Free State in 10 years
the Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States at 1 cent per US gallon (0.26 ¢/L) sold
bans against SS and SA overturned in Germany
1932 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles
first positron is discovered by Carl D. Anderson
first Venice Film Festival
actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide jumping from the letter H of the (then) Hollywoodland sign
Mohandas Gandhi begins an hunger strike in Poona prison
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century airs on radio for the first time
U.S. presidential election: Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory
German president Hindenburg begins negotiations with Adolf Hitler about the formation of a new government
in Washington, DC, the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens
the Cipher Bureau broke the German Enigma cipher
Saudi Arabia is declared a unified nation with Ibn Saud as a king.
Earthquake in the Kansu Province in China - 70,000 dead
Zippo lighters invented
Republican Citizens Committee Against National Prohibition established for repeal of prohibition in U.S.
Edward Kennedy, Johnny Cash, Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Casey Kasem, Sonny Liston, Mario Cuomo, Pat Morita, Donald Rumsfeld, Patsy Cline, Jacques Chirac, Little Richard, were born
John Philip Sousa and George Eastman died
And in 32BC: The Roman Senate declares war upon Marc Antony and Cleopatra; Caesar Augustus is proclaimed dux and the West swears an oath of loyalty to him. In order to assure this oath, Octavian publishes what is purported to be Antony's will and which bequeaths all Eastern lands to Cleopatra.
Uhh, thanks Cliff... I'll buy the next round big guy...