## I like magic numbers!

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### I like magic numbers!

We need a magic number.

Argue. I propose we all suggest numbers for a week or so, and then we make a poll and vote.

I suggest three, because then we get to use trinities and can also use the wonderful song "Three is a magic number" by Blind Melon(Download it! Do it!) as a mantra or sacred song;

Lyrics:
Three, oh, it's the magic number,
Yeah it is, it's the magic number

Somewhere in that ancient mystic trinity
You get three
It's the magic number

With the past and the present and the future
And faith and hope and charity
And the heart and the brain and the body
It'll give you three; it's a magic number,

It takes three legs to make a tripod
Or to make a table stand
And it takes three wheels to make a vehicle
And call it a tricycle
Every triangle has three corners
Every triangle has three sides
No more, no less
You don't have to guess
That is three, can't you see?
It's the magic number

A man and a woman had a little baby
Yes they did,
There were three in the family
That's the magic number

3 6 9
12 15 18
21 24 27
30

3 6 9
12 15 18
21 24 27
30

Now multiply backwards from 3 x 10

Oh, well 3 x 10 is?
30
And 3 x 9 is?
27
3 x 8 is?
24
3 x 7 is?
21
3 x 6 is 18
3 x 5 is 15
3 x 4 is 12
And 3 x 3 is 9
And 3 x 2 is 6
And 3 x 1 is 3, of course
Now dig the pattern once more
3 6 9
12 15 18

Oh! 3 x 10 is?
30
And 3 x 9 is?
27
3 x 8 is?
24
3 x 7 is?
21
3 x 6 is 18
3 x 5 is 15
3 x 4 is 12
And 3 x 3 is 9
And 3 x 2 is 6
And 3 x 1Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
What is it?
3!
Yeah!

A man and a woman had a little baby
There were three in the family
And that's the magic number

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### Re: We need magic numbers!

Sorry, but I haven't got a clue what that is.
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I think it's supposed to be '…'

It must've been corrupted somewhere along the way...

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### Re: Song 'Three is a magic number'

While Blind Melon did record this song, it is not their originally. Those of us who grew up in the great Moss Age, will remember that it is a Schoolhouse Rock original, written by George R. Newall and performed by Blossom Dearie.

As for magical numbers, it would seem that Fibonacci numbers are a natural fit with FSMism. Zero signifies the IQ necessary for believing in Intelligent Design. One signifies His Noodly Appendage. One also signifies the number of Intelligent Designers, namely, The Flying Spaghetti Monster Himself. Two signifies his meaty balls. Three signifies the number of peaks of the first mountain he created.
Five signifies the suggested maximum number of Holy Servings anyone should consume in one sitting. Eight is the number of letters in venganza. Thirteen is minimum number of pirates necessary to man a proper pirate vessel. Twenty-one is the minimum age required to visit the stripper factories in heaven...(unless you remember that the FSM has flimsy moral standards, in which case you are awarded admission regardless of age upon entrance into Heaven).

As you can see, each Fibonacci number has serious religious significance relating specifically to FSMism. Even the 21st Fibonacci number -- 10,946 -- happens to be my high score on the FSM game. Coincidence? I don't think so!
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### I second Fibonacci numbers

The Fibonacci series also gives us two other numbers - Phi and phi (which I was going to suggest). Read more at http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fib.html
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lets see.
1 symbolizes the beginning, individuality.
2 symbolizes duality.
3 is a commonly "beautiful" and "perfect" number in a bunch of ways.
5 is used by pagans, wiccans, and all other form of magickals.
6 is often attributed to Satan (note 666).
7 is often attributed to luck, and God.
8 is, as i understand it, a lucky number in asian cultures.

This leaves us, were we to choose a small and otherwise rarely used symbologic number, to 4 and 9.
But because this sucks, I have better ideas.

38, a sideways FSM. 3 = noodles, top and bottom of 8 are meatballs
99, an FSM, vaguely.
or if we wanna be all metaphysical, ∞ is a simple representation of His Noodliness, and of course, an important imaginary number.

Wow, I never realized. An infinity symbol can easily be traced on FSM.

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i got yer holy number right here

174574

I wanna see if anyone can figure out why it should be our number
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The word on the street is that 666 actually referred to the emperor Caligula (and anyways some texts give it as 616).

My real choice for the Devil's # is 37... it's prime and check this out:

(6+6+6) x 37 = 666

As for the FSM, haven't figured out a goodie yet.

Qwertyuiopasd, need a hint. I love numbers....

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well, its not really mathmatical, so i don't know if you'll be all that happy
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Ah. You're right, it's not fun for me. Might as well use the touchpad and make it 72782.

Seriously, we should keep it to 3 digits as it's catchier. Or:

Man = 5
Devil = 6
God = 7
FSM = 8

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it is quite obvious that the most holy number, be it for FSM or not is as follows........

Square root = sqr

sqr (-(2.5)(Pi)/(Phi)(sqr(-15))

duh guys!!!

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42, since it is the answer to the question only FSM could know.

And ∞ to represent the eternity of the holy meatballs.
Of course 8 could be used for that as well, who can know which way is up or down but the FSM?

Lets not get into holy trinities, too much like every other blasphemous cults out there.

8, ∞, 42.

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Wahhh.... too many numbers. However:

2^3 = 8

4x2 = 8

8 works as a substitute for infinity and the Mobius strip (same deal), AND puts FSM a level up on God, which fits well.