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10-10-2020, 23:13   #1036
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It looks as though Bonzodog isn't giving us a question, I'll put up another one tomorrow to keep things going.
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11-10-2020, 07:15   #1037
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Apologies for the delay. Whats special about the number 1729? Its not a date thing.
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11-10-2020, 10:23   #1038
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Darn, I used too know that, I can't remember now.
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11-10-2020, 12:30   #1039
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Bump. Will give it till the morning.
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Apologies for the delay. Whats special about the number 1729? Its not a date thing.
It appears on a bottle of something. Eau de Cologne?
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14-10-2020, 19:17   #1041
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I think you are thinking of 4711 The quiz number is one of those numbers that I totally don't understand that is a prime (or some such) number that can be divided by itself and multiplied out to find the distance to the sun. Or something.
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I think it was more a mathematical thing, something that Sheldon Cooper would have known
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No. Its a maths thing, its the smallest number that has a particular property
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14-10-2020, 20:52   #1044
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I only know that a friend of mine is obsessed by 3 of those 4 numbers (i.e. 2, 7 and 9 in any combination) and keeps coming across them is the most unlikely places (e.g., he buys a new computer and the box he receives has 729 on it, his booking number for a flight might contain 927, his new code for broadband (defaulted in, not chosen) might have 972 in it, the pizza delivery guy's moped has 297 on the number plate, his receipt n. for the order is 792, etc. It's beyond coincidental, at this stage. I've tried to be on the look out myself for other numbers, e.g. 1, 8 and 5, but they're not as frequent at all at all.
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