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13 famous numbers

goldenpiyes, i DO enjoy weird and trivial information, thank you very much. that’s why i loved the book the book of general ignorance.

and that’s why i enjoyed this post about 13 “famous” numbers and their stories. i’ll admit, i’d never even HEARD of a couple of these numbers. and now i can do anything!

here’s one i’d never heard of:

This number is also known as the golden section and is commonly accepted as an expression that describes the perfect proportions in architecture or anatomy. In mathematics and the arts, two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio between the sum of those quantities and the larger one is the same as the ratio between the larger one and the smaller. The golden ratio is a mathematical constant, approximately 1.6180339887.