Some of you have been waiting with bated breath for this. This is the post wherein I reveal the reason for the bizarre little survey you took last week. Okay. Here's the deal. Apparently "17" is the least random number. What the heck does that mean? Well, it means that according to a few websites … Continue reading Seventeen


Seven is such an arbitrary number. There are seven days in the week. Why? Well, because either the Babylonians or the Hebrews, or possibly both independently, decided that something that's close to (but not quite) a quarter of a moon was helpful. There are seven luminaries in the sky, the "classical planets," all the traveling stars that didn't … Continue reading Seven