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 Posted: 24 Jul 11 10:20

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Twenty seven is a mystical number in several religions, including the religion that is modern mathematics. For a start, it is a perfect cube, three to the power three. Twenty-seven to the power three is 19,683. Add those numbers up (1 + 9 + 6 + 8 + 3), you get twenty-seven. Start counting the digits of pi at zero, and when you reach twenty-seven, there, in the digits of pi, is the number twenty.....

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 Posted: 24 Jul 11 10:21

Terrific piece of UK writing..

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 Posted: 24 Jul 11 14:04
Top stuff as usual from Iain.

Got my five.

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 Posted: 24 Jul 11 21:00
Thanks guys.

Most of that article is factual.

27 is the age some massively iconic names of rock have died.

However, it's only a handful. Hundred of iconic ones died at loads of different ages.

It's statistically insignificant.

Shame, really.

Iain

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 Posted: 24 Jul 11 21:10

Quote: IainB

27 is the age some massively iconic names of rock have died.

However, it's only a handful. Hundred of iconic ones died at loads of different ages.

It's statistically insignificant.

Iain

I often wondered if the stats had been done on the "27 club" and was thinking about it last night.

I kind of guessed it would turn out to lie within the standard deviation, but couldn't think how to go about proving it.

Entertained and informed, cheers!

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 Posted: 24 Jul 11 21:22

Quote: IainB

It's statistically insignificant.

Shame, really.

Iain

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 Posted: 24 Jul 11 21:43
I've not done it, but if you plot the ages of music stars when they die, there's probably a rising curve, til you get to the immortals Cliff Richard and Keith Richards (it must be the name).

Then you'd have to do that mean average and standard deviation calculation I've not done for 25 years....

But the answer will undoubtedly be....there's something spooky going on.

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 Posted: 24 Jul 11 22:25
Alright, smart arse.

Where's the fucking tube station at Waterloo?

Didn't know that did ya?

Here to help.

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 Posted: 25 Jul 11 10:56
I did science, not geography.

Waste of time Geography.

I thought.

Until I needed to find the underground station at Waterloo.

History is one I've not needed. I've got a wife to remind me of every little thing that has ever happened.

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 Posted: 26 Jul 11 19:30 - Edited By: Erskin Quint, 26 Jul 11 19:30
A more professorial approach to the Amy Winehouse issue. Glorious, as so often. 5*

Twenty seven is probably the number of times Keith Richards should have died or something. He's indestructible.

And thank you for mentioning the wonderful Robert Johnson.

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 Posted: 31 Aug 11 17:13
27 eh? - well just goes to show how many people can be junkies, alcoholics and generally stupid careless bastards or just ill enough early enough in life to assure that future generations don't suffer as a result of their heritage; it having had time to contaminate the gene pool. Its effect on the 'meme pool' is bad enough.

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