This is one of those days I wait for all year! And yes, I’m quite sure this will further prove my geekiness. What is so dang special about today you ask? It’s 47 Day!!
Most people’s follow up question when I wake up announcing “It’s 47 Day!” is: What the *smurf* is 47 Day? Followed closely by: What the *waffle* is so special about 47?
To the majority of earthlings, the number 47 is just another number. But you’ll start spotting them everywhere once you pay the teeniest bit of attention. And if you’re a fan of Star Trek, Alias, Fringe, Steven King, Super 8, Cloverfield, National Treasure, Mission Impossible, and/or Revolution (and pretty much any JJ Abrams flick or show), you’ll certainly have spotted more than a few 47s.
If you’d like to round out your knowledge of why 47 is so darn cool, and so frakking special, I’ve gathered some uber-cool links:
Mentions of 47 in Alias episodes ~ this is just a list of mentions in Season Two, but pretty much every single episode of Alias had a 47 mention somewhere! (Side note: This site was designed and managed by me. Please don’t judge the design too harshly since it was created WAY back in 2002 during the days of geocities. Oi vey.)
Wikipedia covers 47 in math (it’s a prime number!), in science, and in pop culture.
And The 47 Society… started by the folks at Pomona College. The 47 Society focuses on the lore and phenomenon of 47 (both at the college and in our day-to-day lives).
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Keep giggling and googling,
P.S. I’ll be updating this article throughout the day to include all the hilarious goodies Google gives us. Stay tuned and check back often! And feel free to post a comment below if you see a new prank that I’ve missed!
My obsession this week was all about headphones. Thank you, OCD. If you spot a Google trending topic about personalizing IEMs (in-ear microphones – don’t ask me why), modding iPod/iPhone ear buds, or customizing headphones: its probably due to my relentless searching.
Mainly I wanted my set of ear buds to be a tad more “me”. After looking around the interwebs and hours perusing Pinterest, I decided to paint the Umbrella Corporation logo from the Resident Evil movies and video games onto my Sony’s.
What did I use for this apocalyptically awesome DIY? Nail polish, of course!
You could certainly use regular polish, model enamels, or even acrylics but I chose to use my Gelish UV-cure gel nail polishes.
Colors I used: Red- Gelish polish in Electric Metal Lover, from the Magneto collection White- Gelish polish in Sheek White Deep burgundy black with red glitter- Gelish in Inner Vixen
Plus the Gelish “Top It Off” top coat
1. Paint a circular base coat of white. My Sony’s had sides that are more oval, so I just went with that. Cure the gel polish for appropriate time with your lamp.
2. Use a pencil to lightly draw guidelines.
3. Fill in every other triangle with red paint. Cure the polish again for correct length of time.
*Tip: I used a toothpick to lay the red down along the edges of the triangles. This created clean, defines edges.
4. Apply a clear top coat over the Umbrella logo and cure again.
5. I wanted some subtle accent around the rest of the ear bud so I used a dark blackish-burgundy to paint the sides and “stems” of each ear bud. Cure again.
6. Apply a top coat over the areas you just painted. Cure one final time.
7. Repeat steps 1 through 7 for the second ear bud.
8. Enjoy your music!