Well, another year rolls on past… In the immortal words of our fearless Leader, Kevin Rudd, “We all age every day…” . Today is my 37th Birthday. Thanks to those that called, wrote, those who bought cake for arvo tea and to all who wished me well through various media.

I share this birthday with such luminaries as Larry King, Ted Turner, Calvin Klein, Allison Janney, Meg Ryan, Jodie Foster, Jason Scott Lee and the McCaughey septuplets.

Other events on this day include

*Sydney*and HSK

*Kormoran*. The two ships sink each other off the coast of Western Australia, with the loss of 645 Australians and about 77 German seamen.

*Girl You Know It’s True*album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.

The Number 37 seems to have a lot of connotations, more than I ever new.. I knew it was a prime number and all that but check these out (thanks to Wikipedia)…

#### In mathematics

- It is a prime number, the fifth lucky prime, the first irregular prime, the third unique prime and the third cuban prime of the form

- It is a factor of all 3-digit base 10 repdigits, such as 111. 37 is the smallest prime that is not also a supersingular prime. It is a centered hexagonal number and a star number.
- 37 and 38 are the first pair of consecutive positive integers not divisible by any of their digits.
- Every positive integer is the sum of at most 37 fifth powers (see Waring’s problem).
- 37 appears in the Padovan sequence, preceded by the terms 16, 21, and 28 (it is the sum of the first two of these).
- Since the greatest prime factor of 37
^{2}+ 1 = 1370 is 137, which is obviously more than 37 twice, 37 is a Størmer number.

#### In science

- The atomic number of rubidium.
- The normal human body temperature in degrees Celsius.

##### Astronomy

- Messier object M37, a magnitude 6.0 open cluster in the constellation Auriga
- The New General Catalogue object NGC 37, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Phoenix
- The Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on -1794 June 25 and ended on -496 August 12. The duration of Saros series 37 was 1298.1 years, and it contained 73 solar eclipses.
- The Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on -1492 April 3 and ended on -194 May 22. The duration of Saros series 37 was 1298.1 years, and it contained 73 lunar eclipses.
- The number of as-of-yet unidentified radio signals that have been received from outer space

#### In other fields

**Thirty-seven** is:

- The number of plays Shakespeare is thought to have written (counting
*Henry IV*as three parts).^{[1]} - The number Shaun Alexander used from college until the Seahawks (MVP for 2005)
- The number of the French department Indre-et-Loire
- The number of slots in European Roulette (numbered 0 through 36, the 00 is not used in European roulette as it is in American roulette)
- I-37 is the designation for a US interstate highway in Texas, running from San Antonio to Corpus Christi
- Municipal Okrug 37, a municipal okrug of Krasnoselsky District of Saint Petersburg, Russia
- +37 was the international dialing code of the German Democratic Republic (aka East Germany). Today the +37 prefix is shared by Lithuania (+370), Latvia (+371), Estonia (+372), Moldavia (+373), Armenia (+374), Belarus (+375), Andorra (+376), Monaco (+377), San Marino (+378) and Vatican City (+379).
- The number of men Veronica had been revealed to have performed fellatio on in the film
*Clerks*, and a number which has turned up in Kevin Smith’s other films as a result of this fact - The number 37 has largely been made famous by James Jordan in the movie, Cada La Cuente
- The number that Martin Škrtel (born December 15, 1984 in Handlová, Slovakia), Slovak international football defender who plays for English Premier League club Liverpool FC wears on his shirt
- A television channel reserved for radioastronomy in the United States
- The 37th president of the United States was Richard Nixon
- The protagonist in the book
*This Number Speaks*(Publish America 2008) by Jason Patrick Doherty, is named Thirty-Seven - In the mock rock biopic, This is Spinal Tap, the band has had 37 drummers
- The counting in the song "Aquarius" by Boards Of Canada, in all it’s different versions, always ends on 37
- Paul Newman’s inmate number in the egg eating scene of Cool Hand Luke

From thirty-seven.org

- There are 37 holes in the mouthpiece of a telephone. (Note).
- There are 37 bars in the digits of a digital watch. (Note).
- All American Express card numbers begin with 37. (Pictures below.)
- In a "3-4-5" right triangle, the small angle is approximately 37 degrees. (Note).
- There were 37 extramarital affairs on "Dallas" during the 1980s.
- There are 37 miracles in the Bible. (Note).
- In the Bible, Psalm 37 is one of the few that are acrostic. (Note).
- The smallest number such that there is no consonant/vowel pattern matching exactly that many OSPD words is 37. (Note).
- A classic "psychic prediction" trick has an answer of 37. (Note).
- There are 37 pages in the rulebook for "The Great Dalmuti".
- Exp(Pi*Sqrt(37)) is very close to an integer. (Note).
- There are 37 dramatic situations in the Screenwriters’ FAQ. (Note).
- "Les Miserables" has a cast of 37. (Note).
- There’s a list of 37 politically correct ways to say someone is stupid. (Note).
- There are 37 ways to make $5 using denominations of 5.00, 1.00, 0.50, and 0.25. (Note).
- A collection of Beethoven’s complete symphonies would have 37 tracks. (Note).
- Elaine slept with Jerry 37 times. (Note).
- A world-record meatloaf contained 37 pounds of spices. (Note).
- If a bunch of people toss their hats into the air and randomly retrieve them, the probability that no one will end up with their own hat is about 37%. (Note).
- The 37th Greek word in Strong’s dictionary is "hagiazo", which is translated as "hallow", "be holy" or "sanctify". (Note).
- There are 37 different ways to throw 26 with 1 or 2 scoring darts. (Note).
- There are 37 points in a "perfect" bridge hand. (Note).
- By 1995 personal computers were in 37 percent of American households. (Note).
- 37 is the first irregular prime number. (Note).
- Dilbert is 37% like Scott Adams. (Note).
- 37% of Americans claim to know how to use all the features on their VCR. (Note).
- 37% of all car owners don’t know how to use portable cup holders. (Note).
- The 37th Amendment guarantees that you can post whatever the hell you want to the net. (Note).
- Only 37% of adults believe today’s children will grow up to make the world a better place. (Note).
- In 1994, 37 percent of the milk sold was whole. (Note).
- 37% of pregnancies resulting from in vitro fertilization are multiple. (Note).
- A whole bunch of "American Averages" involve 37.
- Tyrannosaurus rex has 37 vertebrae in its tail. (Note).
- 37% of men fantasize about their coworkers. (Note).
- If a fertile man and woman have sex every day for a month, there is a 37% chance of pregnancy. (Note).
- It takes 37 minutes to earn enough money to buy a Big Mac. (Note).
- Applicants for jobs in law enforcement with the U.S. Treasury Department must be under 37 years old. (Note).
- There are 37 U.S. Federal Reserve Banks. (Note).
- The French version of the Roulette wheel has 37 numbers.
- SPAM was invented in 1937.

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