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    Here is a "regular" continued fraction that produces pi, in the limit:

    4/(1+1/(3+4/(5+9/(7+16/(9+25/(11+36/(13+49/(15))))))))

    It continues with +n^2/(2n+1)

    The fraction above is 183296/58345, 3.1415888..., with a repeating decimal period of 4998 (58345 factors into 5x7x1667, so the period starts with the 4. 4998=(7-1)*(1667-1)/2, which is 6 times the period of 1/1667)

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    The T-800 (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) from the movie "The Terminator" operates using the same microprocessor as Bender from "Futurama", the 6502.
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    14523 is the smallest positive integer not found in the first million digits of Pi.

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    The Celsius temperature scale was originally upside down, with zero representing boiling water temp, and 100 representing freezing.


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    J K Rowling and Harry Potter have the same birthday, July 31. What an amazing coincidence!

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    10686 is the smallest positive integer that appears in the first million digits of Pi exactly once.

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    On May 25, 2010, South Korea responded to the alleged North Korean sinking of a navy ship by broadcasting 4Minute's single "HuH" across the DMZ.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    The next three Superbowl games are scheduled to be played in Florida.

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    π1+√⅔ is almost 8.

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    Baltimore, MD is that 30th largest city in the US, but has the 8th largest police force.


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    In the integers from 1 to 11220, exactly half of them have no duplicate digits.

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    Another Pi day would be Julian day number 3141592 which falls on April 14, 3889. Mark your calendars.

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    Sunday is the only day of the week that the Preakness Stakes (horse race) has never been held.


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    The Earth and the Moon are roughly in proportion to a basketball and a tennis ball.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    It takes 11,150 kg of water to grow one kg of walnuts and 4000 kg of water to produce a single kg of avocados or almonds, vs just 400 kg for a kg of tomatoes.
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    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    The atmosphere of the Moon weighs about as much as an African elephant

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    If you square 8826 you get 77898276 and if you then remove the odd digits you're left with 8826 again.

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    "Megatron" literally means "big tool" in ancient Greek.

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    For the number 1236, the sum of its digits equals its first two digits, 1+2+3+6=12, and the product of its digits equals its last two digits, 1󫎿6=36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    For the number 1236, the sum of its digits equals its first two digits, 1+2+3+6=12, and the product of its digits equals its last two digits, 1󫎿6=36.
    and the next number in the sequence 1,2,3,6 is 7, ?
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    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
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    The square of 4554 contains the eight digits that aren't in 4554.

    45542 = 20738916.

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    Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania is the number one city in the country because the digits of its Zip Code, 15145, spell out the word ONE. O is the 15th letter of the alphabet, N the 14th, and E the 5th. Those three numbers combined in order give us 15145.

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    62114 is not currently in use as a Zip Code. Too bad. It would have been fun.

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    The number 1776 can be written as the sums of 666 different pairs of composite numbers.

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    Edmond Halley's stepmother sued him over deposition of his late father's estate.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    9,994,363,4882 which is 99,887,301,530,267,526,144 is the largest square that contains the ten digits exactly twice each.

    4,631,7933 which is 99,368,200,745,116,834,257 is the largest cube that contains the ten digits exactly twice each.

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    David Tennant's three children, Olive, Willfred and Doris, are both the children of one Doctor Who and the grandchildren of another. Tennant's wife, Georgia Moffett, is the daughter of fifth Doctor Who, Peter Davison, and Sandra Dickenson, who played Trillian in the BBC TV adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in which Davison played the Dish of the Day. Moffett also played the Doctor's genetically engineered daughter in an episode of the show.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    If you replace the letters of the word SQUARE with their positions in the alphabet and add them up, 19+17+21+1+18+5, you get 81 which is 9 squared.

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    Iowa is the only U.S. state with a two vowel postal code, IA.

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    In your average public trivia game, there are two questions that are ALWAYS answered with the wrong answers.

    1. Who was the first woman killed by the FBI? The wrong answer is Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie & Clyde), but it is the answer most often accepted as correct by the trivia host, who almost certainly did no actual research into the topic. (Never did in my experience.) Bonnie & Clyde were shot in 1934 in Louisiana by a coalition of Texas and Louisiana law enforcement officers. The probable but not yet verified CORRECT answer is Kate "Ma" Barker, killed with one of her sons in a shootout with FBI agents in 1935 in Florida.

    2. What galaxy is the closest one to the Milky Way? The wrong answer is the great spiral Andromeda Galaxy, which the trivia host always accepts as "true" because (see above). The correct answer depends on how recently the list of galaxies in the Local Group was updated, as new ones are discovered all the time.

    Remember those wrong answers -- Bonnie Parker and Andromeda Galaxy -- because they are "correct" even though totally wrong. Don't argue with the trivia master, as you will always be wrong if you give the right answer.
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