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Nov 14 2012

The Heart Of The Matter: Fun Facts About The Number 51

Original post at http://talbotdavis.blogspot.com/2012/11/fun-facts-about-number-51.html



It's the number worn by Dick Butkus, maybe the meanest middle linebacker of them all.


It's the number of the confessional Psalm written by King David after his affair with Bathsheba and subsequent murder-by-military-sacrifice of her husband Uriah was uncovered.   Psalm 51:10-12 in turn became the inspiration for "Create In Me A Clean Heart," one of the most popular choruses in the first generation of contemporary Christian music. 


It's the number of a super-secret Area in New Mexico where the Air Force keeps all the space aliens -- dead or alive -- who have found their way to government property.



It's the sum of 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11.

And it's the product of two prime numbers: 3 and 17.

And it's me. Today.

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