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284 is an amicable* number…

source: Cornell

… and 192 is the smallest number with 14 divisors…  and 153 is a narcissistic number… and 38 is the last Roman numeral when written lexicographically… and…

Thanks to Dr. Erich Friedman, we can find out “What’s Special About This Number?

* amicable numbers

As we alternate between the ordinal and the cardinal, we might recall that it was on this date in 1962 that the world got a little smaller, as the Telstar I satellite relayed the first live trans-Atlantic television signal.

Telstar

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July 23, 2009 at 12:01 am

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