Wednesday, 26 March 2008

48- a magic number!

Something slightly different today folks- firstly, this graphic is courtesy of my hubby so I can't claim any glory it may muster, and secondly, it's dedicated totally to the Number 48 which is a math thing (ugh) and not art as I see it. Why?
There are many reasons why we should appreciate this number-
~ 48 is the number related to communication
~ the points Leeds beat Harlequins by, recently
~ a novel by James Herbert
~ year 48 was a leap year, starting on a monday
~ China's record high trade surplus soared to 48% last year
~ the Great Rhombicuboctahedron (new word for me!) is an Archimedean solid with 48 vertices (surely somebody, somewhere HAS to appreciate THAT!)
~ the Torah is acquired through 48 virtues ( I didn't realise there were so many)
~ the Library at Alexandria was ravaged by fire in 48AD
~ 48 is the smallest number with ten divisors (ugh, hard math)
~ Ancient peoples recognised 48 constellations (24 in each hemisphere)
~ the atomic number of Cadmium is 48 ( the graphic above shows these colours quite brilliantly, I think!)
And lastly, but by no means leastly, the number of years our Pepe and Meme have been married! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! What an awesome innings! When we grow up we want to be just like you- we've only got 47 years to go! Joking aside, this is why we appreciate the magic number 48- 'Bottom's Up' Mems and Peps, have a wonderful day, and carefree years to come xxx

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aren't we lucky to have such a lovely family. Thanks for your wishes. Love from Meme and Pepe XX