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).
So, how will you be celebrating 47 Day???
From the eye to the hand,