23 Things

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  • Astronomy
    • Johannes Kepler was born at 2:30pm in 1571. In astrology, this gives him an Ascendant degree of 23 degrees. He was born at 2:30pm on Dec. 27, 1571 His astrological rising sign was at 23′ of the sign Gemini, meaning that the constellation of Gemini was rising in the east when he was born.
    • The axis of the Earth (which currently points vaguely at Polaris) describes a circle in the heavens (switching off ‘pole stars’ and sometimes going without) over a period of 23,000 years. Precession, as this motion is called, also accounts for talk of our entering the Age of Aquarius (we entered the age of Pisces around the era of the birth of the historical Jesus). The Sun will ‘be in’ each of the ’12’ Zodiac at Spring Solstice (each being an ‘age’) during this 23,000 year cycle.
    • Asteroid researchers measuring the rotation periods of asteroids reported that none were found with periods of less than 2.3 hours. A rotation period of less than 2.3 hours would cause them to be torn apart.
    • The comet Hale Bopp was at her closest point to Earth, 123 million miles.
    • July 23, 1996 – “Mysterious Eyes” of comet Hale-Bopp first sighted.
    • On the evening of March 23, 1997 in the US, not only was the comet Hale-Bopp clearly visible, but there was also a lunar eclipse. Mars was also at its closest distance to Earth.
    • Sirius A has a luminosity of 23.5.
    • The “Dog Days” of summer begin on July 23rd when the star Sirius, in the Constellation of Orion, first rises from behind the sun.
    • The axis of the planet Earth is 23.5 degrees.
    • The distance from the center of the planet Mars to the center of it’s farthest moon is 23,500 kilometers.
    • Average Lunar Cycle is 28 (23+5) days.
    • The harmonic convergence occurs every 23,000 years.
  • Biology
    • The human biorhythm cycle is generally 23 days. One measures a circle beginning anywhere.
    • It takes 23 seconds for blood to circulate through the human body.
    • An average menstrual cycle is 28 (23+5) days.
    • The human body has 46 chromosomes, which are paired, in somatic cells. Generative cells have half this number, 23, which is the number of chromosomes each parents gives to human deoxyribonucleic acid.
    • The number of joints in the human arm is 23.
    • 63 years, the average lifespan of a human being on the planet Earth, is roughly 23,000 days.
    • 23 days in the male sex cycle (according to Tantrists).
  • Celebrities
    • Allen Ginsberg died at 2:39pm April 5: 2+3+9+4+5=23. The code at the bottom of the Reuter’s article about Ginsberg’s death reads: ’23:28′. (28=23+5).
    • Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616. Most of Shakespeare is known to us through the first folio published in 1623. 23+23=46. Shakespeare was 46 years old in the year 1610 (1+6+1+0=8, 8=2³), the year the King James Bible was published. Psalm 46 in that translation has as its 46th word “shake” while the 46th word from the end is “spear.” Go ahead, explain that one. I dare ya. It’s also a fun party trick!
    • In the early ’60’s in Tangiers, William Burroughs knew a certain “Captain Clark” who ran a ferry from Tangiers to Spain. One day, Clark said to Burroughs that he’d been running the ferry 23 years without an accident. That very day the ferry sank, killing Clark and everyone aboard. In the evening, Burroughs was thinking about this when he turned on the radio. The first newscast headlined the crash of an airline plane on the New York-Miami route. The pilot was another Captain Clark and the flight was listed as Flight 23 (ala the line “Captain Clark welcomes you aboard.”).
    • 2+3=5 is the equation Descartes chooses to theorize about as being an objective truth that he is possibly being fooled into believing is true in his Meditations on First Philosophy.
    • June 1, 1996; The day Timothy Leary died. The date 6-1-1996 provides 6+1+1+9+9+6=32, or 23 backwards. Fortean Times #97 reported that Timothy Leary’s ashes were to be launched into space the 2nd week of March (the third month). The launch contained the ashes of Timothy Leary,Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and 23 others.
    • June 16th, 1904; (19 + 04 = 23) The day James Joyce uses in Ulysses, who mentions the General Slocum disaster the day before repeatedly within this book.
  • Computers
    • The fifth generation is the 32 bit bus, 32 being the fifth power of 2, and 2³ * 2².
    • Standard TCP/IP port for Telnet is 23.
    • Most URLs for the web contain 2 “/”s and 3 W’s.
    • 10111 is the binary equivalent to 23. Note the five digits, yet another connection to the Law of Fives.
    • There are 23 buildings on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington.
  • History
    • Two planes hit the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001: 9+11+2+0+0+1 = 23
    • 230 people died on TWA Flight 800. The two recovered seats from TWA Flight 800 with shrapnel damage were Seats 23J and 23K. The explosion is theorized to have occurred at this location.
    • April 19th; As in 4-19… 4 + 19 = 23. April 19 is the date the Battle of Lexington, Waco, and the Oklahoma City Bombing… (4+19=23).
    • August 23, 1305; The day William Wallace, whose life is fictionalized in the movie Braveheart, was executed for treason to the crown by leading a Scottish revolt. Interestingly, this was the pre-cursor to the underground Knights Templar refugees’ involvement with Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn.
    • Over 50% of the national media is owned by 23 major corporations, as reported by Noam Chomsky. To recapitulate… more than half of the information thrust upon the American people is controlled by only 23 corporations.
    • John Dillinger robbed 26 banks, but only 23 for money. Now that’s a statement. 2323 Clark St. Chicago, IL: this is the theater where John Dillinger was allegedly shot while leaving after the flick Manhattan Melodrama ended. Also, have you noticed that in most movies hotel room numbers are based on five, with many of them being 23, or some variation that breaks down to 5?
    • Arthur Flengenheimer (a.k.a. Dutch Schultz) died in a New York hospital on October 23, 1934 and uttered: “A boy has never wept nor dashed a thousand kim… French Canadian bean soup… The bears are in trouble and the sidewalks are in trouble…”
    • Hiroshima was bombed on August 6, 1945 (8+6+4+5=23).
    • Adolf Hitler organized the National Socialist Congress on January 23. On November 23 he tried to seize power.
    • On January 23, 1968 the USS Pueblo was hijacked off of North Korea. The crew was held exactly 11 months until December 23, 1968 when they were released after being beaten by soviets to give back an intercepted USSR message stating plans to start a nuclear war with Red China.
    • The USA performed 23 tests of atomic detonations at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific.
  • Literature
    • In Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities, Sidney Carlton, the 23rd man, is guillotined in the final scene. “The murmuring of many voices, the upturning of many faces, the pressing on of many footsteps in the outskirts of the crowd, so that it swells forward in a mass, like one great heave of water, all flashes away. Twenty-Three.”
    • The Catch-22 of Joseph Heller’s book/film: “If a bomber-pilot don´t want to fly missions then he´s sane, for mission-flying is deadly dangerous. If a bomber does want to fly missions then he´s insane for missions-flying is deadly dangerous. The only way to stop flying missions is to be insane, but if the flyer does want to fly missions then why shouldn’t he go on? No way out (23).”
    • Lines 22-23 of Book I of Milton’s Paradise Lost read, “…. what in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support…”
    • Jim Carroll – Forced Entries
      • p.3 – Chapter: Jenny Ann, like a cat
        “She brought with her all my morning staples – two light and sweet coffees, two chocolate donuts (one laced with coconut flakes), and a pint of chocolate Italian ice from the pizza stand across 23rd Street.”
      • p.6 – Chapter: A Day at the Races
        “He came in clocked at twenty-three seconds.”
      • p.41 – Chapter: Robert Smithson does some impressive talking to an idiot who just trailed a beam of light
        “On 23rd Street I noticed that it turned, heading off a mirror five flights up a building facade on the southwest corner, in the direction of Lexington Avenue.”
      • p.42 – Chapter: Robert Smithson does some impressive talking to an idiot who just trailed a beam of light
        “I was ready, however, to match my determination with it’s creator’s considerable wit, and I ran back down to 23rd to follow the downtown light from where it had originally split in two.”
  • Math
    • Two (2), three (3), and five(5) are the first three prime numbers in our counting system. (1 is not prime, it’s an identity).
    • 23 is the first prime number in which both digits are prime numbers and add up to another prime number.
    • 23 written in base 3 is 212 (2+1+2=5)
    • 23 written in base 4 is 113 (1+1+3=5)
    • 23 written in base 7 is 32 (3+2=5)
  • Movies and Television
    • In the epic cartoon Yellow Submarine the Blue Meenies are comprised of a wild pack of destructive anti-music villains. Among them is a character named the Butterfly Stomper (butterfly being a symbol of transformation). The Butterfly Stomper is one who destroys all things of beauty. On his shirt is the number 23.
    • Bug Bunny says in one cartoon “frick-a-frack-a fire-crack-er siss boom bah! Bugs Bunn-y Bugs Bunn-y Rah Rah Rah!” There are 19 syllables in this cryptic statement. 1-9=-8, or -2³, the prime number before 23.
    • The Academy Award winning film “Charly” is the story of a low-grade moron (IQ around Dan Quayle’s) who is transformed by neuro-surgery into a superhuman genius (IQ 200 plus). In the crucial operation scene, the number on the operating room is visible, and it is 23.
    • In the movie Airplane II the name of the space ship is the XR – 2300.
    • In the movie Airport, the mad bomber has Seat 23.
    • Lost (TV Show)
      • The sum of both parts of the plane’s flight number (Oceanic Flight 815, 8+15 =23).
      • Number of the floor Hurley stayed on at a Sydney hotel.
      • Number of the gate the plane took off from.
      • Jack’s seat number on the plane was 23A.
      • Rose and Bernard were sitting next to Jack in row 23, too.
      • The reward for turning in Kate was $23,000
      • The morning of their departure from Sydney, Walt woke Michael up at 5:23 A.M.
      • The temperature in Hurley’s rental car when it died.
    • In the movie Babe, the little piggy is the 23rd contestant for the Sheep Dog contest.
    • In the movie Die Hard III the train derails in subway station 23.
    • In the movie Hackers, the data which causes all the action is taken from ‘data bank 23’.
    • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978); The first trash truck seen transporting pods is labeled number 23.
    • Lawrence of Arabia; Anthony Quinn’s character proclaims he has 23 wounds upon his body.
    • In David Lynch’s film, Lost Highway, Fred’s number in the jail is 47516 (4+7+5+1+6=23).
    • In Oliver Stone’s Nixon, Tricky Dick’s football jersey at Whittier is number 23.
    • Quiz Show; A waiter chooses 23 when asked for a random number, and the contestant follows with a list of 23 related facts to show his knowledge base.
    • Star Wars
      • The Millennium Falcon escapes Mos Eisley spaceport from docking bay 94 (9/3=3 and 4/2=2 reverse it and you get 23).
      • In the final assault on the Death Star, Luke Skywalker is in Red 5. Red 2 and Red 3 start the bomb runs at 23 degrees. “Stay on target!”
      • R2-D2 and C-3PO: R2+C3=RC (Rosy Cross, Rosicrucian) and 23.
      • TK421, the only stormtrooper called by name in the Star Wars trilogy. T(20)+k(11)+4-2-1=32. The reverse of 23.
      • The cell block where Princess Leia was held on the Death Star was AA-23 on Level 5. A.’.A.’.?
      • When Luke Skywalker is in the trench during his bombing run, the first number you see on the targeting computer is 23. The next scene that shows the computer shows the number 32.
    • George Lucas’ first real movie, in alphabetic order, T=20, H=8, X=24. (T)20-(H)8=12; 1+3+8=12; reconcile: 12-12=0 which leaves (X)24-1=23.
    • Support your local gunslinger; James Garner’s character, who despises roulette, announces that he has “an irresistible urge to bet on the number 23.” 23 becomes a running gag throughout the comedy-western.
    • The number on Adam Sandler’s helmet in “Happy Gilmore” is 23.
    • Marilyn Monroe’s former address is 12305 Helena Drive.
    • Popeye is seen repeatedly pondering the number 23 in many of his 1970’s TV Cartoons.
    • Babylon 5; A 5 mile long space station, a 5 year story line, set in the 23rd century, naturally.
    • Seinfeld; Kramer hides his air conditioner on Level Purple 23 in a shopping carpark. This episode was played in Australia on 23 September 1996.
    • Sesame Street; Bert is a member of the National Association of W Lovers. W is the 23rd letter of the alphabet, if you haven’t had that driven into your head by now.
    • In most every episode of ST:TNG, if a number is given it will usually be a 23 (or 23,000).
  • Music
    • In the song “Gett Off”, by the artist formerly known as Prince, the lyrics read: “Gett off! Twenty-three positions in a one-night stand”.
    • The Police; Their song “Synchronicity I” is 3:23 long.
    • Kurt Cobain; Born 1967: 1+9+6+7=23. Died 1994: 1+9+9+4=23.
    • The first song on Side A of the Beatles first Album took 23 takes to record.
    • U2; U is the 21st letter in the alphabet added to the number two gives you 23.
    • Psychick TV made the Guiness Book of World Records by release the most amount of albums in the shortest time period. 23 albums in 23 months on the 23rd of each month.
    • There are 23 letters in the name Justified Ancients of Mu Mu.
    • In Dvoráks Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (5th letter of the alphabet, btw), you hear the morse code for V, the Roman Numeral Symbol for 5. Titled “From the New World”, probably as in “The New World Order”. You also hear the same BA BA BA BUUUMMMMMM (Dot Dot Dot Dash) in Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, which he wrote after being “Illuminated” by Adam Weishaupt.
  • Mysticism
    • In the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the 23rd path is associated with the Hanged Man Tarot Card. Aleister Crowley also states that this card represents the concept that the only way OUT is WITHIN!
    • The days on which the signs of the Zodiac begin and end are the 22nd and 23rd of most months.
    • December 23, 2012 – A huge cycle ends in the Mayan calendar. Terence McKenna thinks the Eschaton will Immanetize. Other theories suggest the ice caps, having become wobbly from the gravitational pull exerted by the alignment offive planets directly opposing the Spaceship Earth on 5-5-2005, will cause the crust of the Earth to slip over the soggy innards, causing the ice caps to melt, and new ones to form. Of course, this will cause massive flooding, earthquakes, general mayhem and undoubtedly affect the quarterly earnings of Nike. All because the earth is slightly tilted, averaging about 23.5 degrees! (Refer to Graham Hancock’s Fingerprints of the Gods for more background on this phenomenon. It ties in the Egyptians and other ancient civilizations, Atlantis, Osiris, star-charts, geological evidence, and hard physical evidence of the remnants of a lost, technologically superior pre-historic race.)
    • Biblical
      • Numbers 32:23 – Be sure your sin will find you out
      • There is no known 23rd Chapter to Revelations.
      • Daniel 8:14 “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.”
      • Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want…”
    • There are 23 chapters of the Cult Awareness Network. Incidentally, the over-zealous law firm which for years has represented the “Church” of Scientology, a more successful joke religion than even Discordianism, purchased the logo and license agreement of the Cult Awareness Network (CAN). The Heaven’s Gate Away Team nerds were really happy about this according to some of their USENET posts.
    • L. Ron Hubbard; His Axiom 23: All thought is concerned with motion.
    • December 23, 1805; Birth date of Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or as the better marketing name goes, Mormons).
    • Two-thirds of the angels decided to stick it out in Heaven with God after Lucifer and the other third fell.
    • The address of the Freemasons lodge in Stafford, England is 23 Jaol Rd. In New York it is on 23rd street.
    • Henry Price is buried in the cemetery of Townsend, Massachusetts. His monument is an obelisk that measures 69″ tall (69 / 3 = 23). On the side of the monument facing west it says:Henry Price “Founder of Duly Constituted Masonry in America.” On the east face it says:Born in London about 1697, removed to Boston about 1723, appointed Provincial Grand Master of New England in 1733. The monument is carved on 2 faces, made of 3 pieces – base, block, and cap stone.
    • The Templars had only 23 Grandmasters. Jacques de Molay was the 23rd and last of the Templar Grandmasters. “Jacques de Molay, thou art unhinged!”
    • October 13 (10+13=23) is the month and day that the Knight Templars were arrested in France… hence Friday the 13th being considered a day of bad luck. Amazing how it all starts to fit together, isn’t it?
    • According to Bishop Usher in his Annales Veteris Testament (Annals of the Old Testament), the supposed date of God’s creation of the world is October 23, 4004 BC.
    • September 23; Yom Kippur.
    • Tarot
      • 2 is the number of balance, 3 is the number of synergy and 5 is the number of strife in the Tarot deck. Presumably, therefore, if things always changed, or if things never changed we would be all right, but when both happen, we experience troubling times.
      • The trump cards, or the Major Arcana of the Tarot represent a cycle, or wheel. The cards are 22 in number, “beginning” with the fool and “ending” with the universe. But, as the standard musical scale of western music is an octave (seven notes (ABCDEFG) with the first repeated as the last (ABCDEFGA) to represent the progressive cycle of the musical scale), the 22 trumps, when arranged with the fool at the “beginning and end”, actually form a cycle of 23.
      • There is no 23rd card in the Major Arcana.
    • The I Ching Hexagram 23 means “Break Apart”. Telegrapher’s use 23 as the code for ‘break the line’.
  • Numerology
    • There are 23 letters in the Latin alphabet
    • W = 23rd letter of the alphabet. It’s symbol is 2 points down, 3 up. It’s the only letter in the English language to be renounced polysyllabically. Note also that it is a double(2)-u and that it has three(3) syllables.
    • WWW = 23+23+23 = 69. 6+9+3 = 18 = 23-5 (2+3=5).
    • 2 / 3 = .666
    • Square root(s) of 2,3, and 5 are used in respect to tetrahedral hyperdimensional physics and perfect form in design. Square root(s)of 2, 3, and 5 supposedly relative to D&M Pyramid on Mars and other similar relationships. Also these square roots were quite common in early architecture and considered the most aesthetically pleasing in design.
    • 23 Axioms in Euclid’s Geometry.
    • Pentagram: the angle between the rays of a symmetrical-pointed star is 72 degrees. Also, the angle between legs of a pentagon is 108 degrees (the complementary angle of 108 is 72(108+72=180)). (2^3)*(3^2)=2*3*2*3*2=72. (Note that 5 (2^2)*(3^3)=3*2*3*2*3=58. Numbers are 2*3*2*3*5=180 multiplied in each equation.)
    • Two-thirds of numbers which are divisible by 2 are not multiples of 3.
    • 69 (23*3) is one of the many loved sexual positions of humans. The Zodiac sign for Cancer looks like a sideways 69. Cancers are born between June 21 and July 21 and 21+2 (the number of characters in 69)=23
  • Science
    • On average every 23rd wave crashing to shore is twice as large as the average wave.
    • The name of the Uranium isotope used in bombs is U235.
    • The symbol for the 23rd element (Vanadium) is V (roman numeral 5).
    • The number of atoms of an element in one mole (cf. Atomic Weight) is 6.21×10²³.
    • First landing on the Moon was in the Sea of Tranquility, 23.63 degrees East. Second landing was in the Ocean of Storms, 23.42 degrees West. Notice the names of the picked sights and how they contrast. Note: First two landings were Apollo 11 & 12 (11+12= 23!).
    • On March 14, 1997, NASA representative states that MIR 23 space station is having problems resulting from the February 23, 1997 fire and has used 23 of their oxygen-generating canisters. It is the 23rd day aboard for the Russian crew. Progress 233 supply vehicle has problems of its own and cannot redock with MIR.
    • Saturn V (2+3=5) rockets were used to launch the Apollo missions to the moon.
    • The longitudinal coordinates of the Apollo 11 moon landing were 23.63 degrees. (2+3=5 while 6+3=9=3²)
  • Miscellaneous
    • July 23rd is both the Sumerian and Egyptian New Years.
    • 23+23+2+3 = 51 (Area 51)
    • 23 Annunaki, the number of the original advance team of “aliens” who aided in the seeding of life on this planet.
    • April 23; More reported UFO sightings on this day than any other day of the year. This is the flapday of the year.
    • The date of the ‘weather balloon’ crash at Roswell, New Mexico was July 3, 1947. 7+3+1+9+4+7=32. The reverse of 23.
    • Regarding UFOs, the myth-inspiring Hangar 18 is yet another alien parts store. (23-5=18)
    • There are exactly 23 plainly visible characters (letters & numbers) on the front of U.S. Coins.