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I am an International Man of Mystery - born in Trinidad, raised in New Zealand, and living in Australia. My earliest influences lyrically were those of the Calypsonians of the 1960s, the greatest being old Birdie himself the Mighty Sparrow as well as the joyful songs of The Merrymen. Later in my teens I was struck by the power of words and language from the mercurial pen of Bob Dylan. The first poem I ever wrote was in 1975 at the age of 14 for a class assignment. I copied the lyrics from the Pink Floyd song "Money" and got a great mark from my teacher, Mrs Laird. She congratulated me on my effort and creativity (something I possessed very little of in school) and so I eventually came clean and had to re-write it. She did commend me on my honesty and choice of lyric though and did what good teachers do...engage and encourage. It could have been worse - I nearly chose a Frank Zappa song that would have been highly inappropriate! My poetry is very much like me - a work in progress! I often revisit and revise my catalogue as I grow as a writer and am grateful for any constructive advice. The real writer and talent in my family is my wife who is more an author than a poet, but she is far too sensible to bare her soul to the world. I, however, am not! I love my golf, my cricket and my Rugby League (that's a similar sport to Rugby for all my non-European/Australasian readers) and support Russell Crowe's team, the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs and the North Queensland Cowboys in the Australian NRL (National Rugby League). Go the Bunnies and go the Cowboys!


HANDS ON BUZZERS!

Blog Posted:3/20/2020 7:35:00 AM

 

QUESTION.

 

WHAT MAKES THIS NUMBER INTERESTING AND UNIQUE?

 

                    8,549,176,320

 

Put your thinking caps on.

 

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Date: 3/21/2020 8:28:00 AM
And what is special about the number (NOT the year) 1729?? (I know someone will have this quickly) ... and (bonus) WHO discovered that interesting fact?
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 3/24/2020 2:48:00 PM
It's the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways. I know - no big deal, but these things keep me awake at night, lol. ;-)
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Dear Heart
Date: 3/21/2020 8:09:00 PM
hummmm.... it adds up to 19, but that is not special, 1927, is a year but you say not a year, but that is the year my great gramma was born, she was special, have to think more about it _Constance
Date: 3/20/2020 6:35:00 PM
Bzzzt!! We have a winner, folks! And it's a three way tie between Harry "The Professor" Horsman, Dan "The Man" Turner and Edward "Shaft" Ibeh. Well done. To Maureen and Constance; thanks for playing. Please accept a parting gift from our sponsor. Stay tuned for a play-off question for our three carry-over champions.
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harry horsman
Date: 3/22/2020 1:25:00 AM
well it wasn't Cain, Keith.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 3/21/2020 9:25:00 PM
Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother, man...SHAFT!
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 3/21/2020 11:59:00 AM
Wow, I've gotten the "you remind me of Shaft" before! Hmm, maybe it's really true? LOL.
Date: 3/20/2020 12:12:00 PM
Keith, I believe you've cooked this ape's brain like Stove Top Stuffing! But it's what Constance and Daniel said:-)
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Date: 3/20/2020 10:27:00 AM
all the numbers are in alphabetical order eight five four nine one seven six three two zero
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/21/2020 5:15:00 PM
wanted to tell you, Danny, I'm going to be much more serious now about the social distancing thing. Today I read a very informative article on the virus. It might even be similar to the one I think you posted?(hope I did not mix you up with another poet who posted what I am thinking of). I put the link up at FB and above my Corona poem. I feel that if all society would do their part, this nightmare could end in good time. But knowing how people are, it looks like it could take months....
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Daniel Turner
Date: 3/21/2020 3:55:00 PM
don't sweat it baby. i got your slack. LOL
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/21/2020 3:54:00 PM
always hated math
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/21/2020 3:53:00 PM
I get it now. I was not thinking in the sense of the ten numerals inclusively used in alphabetical order and ending in zero. Yes, now I see how it is a unique number.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 3/20/2020 8:04:00 PM
E comes before F FI comes before FO etc etc...you know alphabetical order?
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/20/2020 8:01:00 PM
geez, even given the answer, I don't get it.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 3/20/2020 5:49:00 PM
Brilliant, Daniel!! :D
Date: 3/20/2020 9:42:00 AM
Keith, hi, I think it is the numbers 0123456789, out of order _Constance
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 3/21/2020 8:53:00 AM
Pretty good guess, Constance. You're half right.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 3/20/2020 5:50:00 PM
Yes, great observation! :)
Date: 3/20/2020 8:30:00 AM
Phone number to a dry cleaners in Myrtle Beach?
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craig cornish
Date: 3/21/2020 10:13:00 AM
Best answer yet - no tiki, no---never mind
Date: 3/20/2020 8:19:00 AM
I think i can remember this Keith, all the numbers are there from 1 to 9, also starting at the beginning no 8 follows on in alphabetical 8=E 5=Fi 4=Fo etc, forgotten other aspects..will keep looking here with interest.
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harry horsman
Date: 3/20/2020 8:20:00 AM
That should be 0 to 9

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