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Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 12:26:45 -0500 (EST)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: RE: (urth) Seventeen

On Wed, 27 Mar 2002, San Martin, Gonzalo wrote:

> See http://pages.globetrotter.net/sdesr/nu17.htm for a multitude of
> significances (biblical and otherwise) of the number seventeen.

Thanks!  From that page:

Shakespeare wrote 17 comedies.
Beethoven wrote 17 quartets. 
The age of the universe is about 10^17 seconds.
There are 17 muscles in the tongue.
The Japanese poetry Haiku contains 17 syllables.
The mass of Neptune is 17 times that of the Earth.
The girls having 17 years old, have on average 17 square meters of skin.

No wonder Wolfe likes that number!



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