Connecting 23 and 236
Numbers pervade our lives each and every week. This week the special numbers of interest are 23 and 236.
First, The Number 23 is a movie, oddly enough, about the number 23. For example, some people think that the number 23 occurs quite often in the media and daily interactions... often tied to a catastrophe. Consider the numerology "coincidences" listed on the number 23 enigma website, the Fnord Zone, or the additional links on Andrew Krepel's Cosmic Number website. For a more balanced view, you might want to consider the Wikipedia discussion as well.
In contrast, Friday, March 2, was the kickoff for Project 236, a special celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Seuss Geisel) and the 50yearsago publication of The Cat in the Hat. As to the number 236...it represents the number of words Dr. Seuss used to write the book. I should add that other than 236 being odly connected to 23 by the idea of multiplication (2 x 3 = 6), few have found any other special properties for it. I take that back, 236 is the number of Hamiltonian circuits of a 4×8 rectangle. How could I have overlooked that!
