The 13 Most Famous Numbers and Their Stories

When I saw the title, I thought this might be a comedy posting, but it really is the stories of famous numbers. The pictured number is called the "golden section".
This number [represented by the symbol at left] is also known as the golden section and is commonly accepted as an expression that describes the perfect proportions in architecture or anatomy. In mathematics and the arts, two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio between the sum of those quantities and the larger one is the same as the ratio between the larger one and the smaller. The golden ratio is a mathematical constant, approximately 1.6180339887.

Of course, not all of them are this serious, but they are fascinating. -via the Presurfer

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It's funny to read this as my husband and I have often wondered why I've been lucky and he hasn't. Recently, I won a shopping spree. Usually, I'm the one that notices free drawings, coupons, etc. I figure that I have nothing to lose and may possibly gain something and why not me. Somebody has to win and it could be me. Talking to other people, they often say that they'll never win so they don't even try. I suppose a bit of optimism is involved.
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