Saturday, July 7, 2007

The Magnificent 7

Today is 07.07.07. It's a one in a lifetime experience. So, do you have any plans on this auspicious day? You may want to since you won't be around at the next 07.07.07, which will be in 3007 (hopefully the world will still be around then)! As for me, I had a 2.00am supper at A&W!! And you'd be surprised at the amount of people awake and hungry at that time...

Here are some interesting and fun tidbits associated with the number 7:-
  • 7 directions: north, south, east, west, up, down and centre.
  • 7 is the maximum number of eclipses of the Sun and Moon that can occur in any one year.
  • 7 wonders in the ancient world.
  • 7 deadly sins (avarice, envy, gluttony, lust, pride, sloth and wrath).
  • 7 number of points on a sheriff's star.
  • 7 is the atomic number for nitrogen.
  • The founder of the 7-Eleven chain was 7 feet 11 inches tall.
  • The formula for a Slurpee is 7 parts ice, 11 parts flavored syrup.
  • The telephone area code prefix for Slurpeeville, USA is 711.
  • 7-Up was invented in America in the 1920s by Mr CL Griggs.
  • 7 is the Holy number. 7 days in creation, 7 days in a week, 7 phases of the moon, every 7th year was sabbatical, and 7 times 7 years was the jubilee.
  • There are 7 ages in the life of man, 7 divisions in the Lord's Prayer, 7 bibles, 7 churches of Asia, 7 Graces, 7 Senses, 7 sorrows of the Virgin, 7 Virtues, 7 joys of the Virgin, 7 Precious Things of the Buddhas, 7 Sleepers of Ephesus, 7 Lamps of Architecture.
  • The apostles chose 7 deacons, Enoch, who was translated, was 7th from Adam; Jesus Christ was the 77th in a direct line.
  • The vision of Daniel was 70 weeks. There were also 7 heavens, 7 planets, 7 stars, 7 wise men, 7 champions of Christendom, 7 notes in music, 7 primary colours, 7 sacraments of the Catholic Church.
  • 7 Last Words - last utterance of Christ on the cross : 'My God, why has thou forsaken me?'... Mark 15:34, Matt. 27:46.
  • 7 Seas - The Arctic and Antarctic, North and South Pacific, North and South Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean.
  • 7 colours of the rainbow.
  • 7-year Itch!!!
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  1. I was at the McDonald's last night at 2AM! LOL!

    Happy 7.7.7, Nessa. ;)

  2. Whoa Nessa, the amount of stuff that you found out about the number 7 is so mind boggling! I never knew that there were so many things about the number 7 out there. I especially didn't know that the founder of 7-11 is a bloody giant. LOL!

  3. Cindy - Aiyah! I shud've gone to McD. I wonder if we could recognize each other?? Happy 7.7.7. to you too:)

    Nick - 'Just google it!' That seems to be my tagline nowadays! LOL

  4. What a great post. Very interesting..According to The Knot, 31,000 couple will be getting married today!

  5. Hi DS:) Yeah, I read about that too. I know next year's 08.08.08 will be more popular esp. Asians (Chinese)!

  6. Hi Nessa,
    Just drop by to say you have such a nice blog. Enjoy reading your mumbles;)

  7. Why did you have supper very early in the morning? Am i missing something? Something to do with 07.07.07? LOL Anyway, A&W for breakfast is not a bad idea.. would love to do that too once in a while.

  8. Hi Leah! Thanks for the kind words:) Drop by anytime ya.

    Hey sis! It's supper what;) I thot I'd do something unusual on 07.07.07. Next 08.08.08 I might do something even crazier! LOL

  9. definitely lotsa 7 things i dunno XD

    noted XD

  10. Hi Maslight! Oh, so did I. There were so many more but I didn't want to go overboard:)

  11. that was awesome! How did you make the newspaper clip?

  12. Thanks Awannabe. Find newspaper image from the web, copy & photoshop will do the magic!:)

  13. Urban legend?

    I read that the name came from the fact that the first stores were projected to be opened from 7am to 11pm. Hence the name.

    Regardless, good reading for a trivia fan like me!


  14. Hey, you're one of the few guys to comment on my site!LOL I think they find this blog too girly:) More trivia postings coming soon...


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