This morning I turned 37 years old. I got up and hit the path to Fool Hollow Lake and absorbed the cool mountain air and light rain to start my day. I donned a sweatshirt to maintain a normal body temp of 37 degrees. (That would be in Celsius)
My body felt 37 years old during the walk but thankfully there was a Pandora app on my phone to get my blood pumping. The "Zac Brown Band Channel
" was the perfect prescription for the shin splints.
So there seems to be something different about today. Something different about 37. After my walk I arrived at a very quiet home. The kids were off to school and my wife still relaxing in the bedroom. I decided to grab my pliers, retractable razor, and tie wire and turned over my sofa and tightened up the sagging springs to firm up the seats. Then I turned over my loveseat with dual recliners and repacked one of the sagging foam seats with some eggshell foam that has been gathering dust in my pile of camping equipment.37
is the first irregular prime number and my behavior was irregular indeed.
Ok, so now my inner Cliff Clavin
now beginning to yap in my ear.
Immediately my inner voice is in a slightly buzzed higher pitched New England accent.
--Did you know that the Green Monstah in Fenway Pahk is 37 feet tall?
-There are 37 bars in the digits of a digital watch.
-Spam was invented by George A. Hormel in 1937.
-Abraham Lincoln was elected to the House of Representatives at the age of 37.
-The only American President to resign from office was President #37. ("I am not a crook")
-The reign of Caligula (Emporer Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) began in A.D. 37.
-There are 37 genes in the mitochondrial genome.
-The number of the beast is 666. (37 x 18)
-All American Express cards begin with the number 37.
-There are 37 points in a the "perfect" bridge hand.
-If a fertile man and woman have sex every day for a month, there is a 37% chance of pregnancy.
-37% of pregnancies resulting from in-vitro fertilization are multiple.
-Tiger Woods had a string of 37 consecutive holes without a bogey at the 1997 Masters. (This should not have anything to do with the pregnancy stats above.)
-The record for most men's basketball victories in a season is 37.
-When NY Yankees pitcher David Wells pitched a perfect game against Minnesota, he had retired 37 consecutive batters.
-The 37th Pillsbury Bake-Off was won by contestant #37.