Countdown to retirement: 46 days

Forty-six is a Wedderburn-Etherington number, an enneagonal number and a centered triangular number. It is the sum of the totient function for the first twelve integers. 46 is the largest even integer that can't be expressed as a sum of two abundant numbers.

46 is the 13th semiprime. 46 is the third semiprime with a semiprime aliquot sum. The aliquot sequence of 46 is (46,26,16,15,9,4,3,1,0).

Since it is possible to find sequences of 46 consecutive integers such that each inner member shares a factor with either the first or the last member, 46 is an ErdÅ‘s–Woods number.

I have no idea what I just said.

Now here's an interesting fact that proves some people have way too much time on their hands:
In Psalm 46 in the King James Version of the Bible, the 46th word from the beginning is "shake" and the 46th word from the end is "spear"; at the time of publication of the King James Bible, playwright William Shakespeare was 46 years old
It reminds me a bit of the Kennedy-Lincoln coincidences (In Lincoln's & Kennedy's names the vowels & consonants fall in exactly the same place; Lincoln was shot in a theatre named Ford; Kennedy was shot in a car made by Ford).*

46: the number of mountains in the 46 peaks of the Adirondack mountain range. People who have climbed all of them are called "forty-sixers"; there is also an unofficial 47th peak (uh oh; the forty-sixers may have to join up with the 47 Society).

*John Kennedy was 46 when he was assassinated. Now that's just spooky.

All these amazing facts were gleaned from Wikipedia and Orwell Today.


Jill said...

You know, you just never know what you're going to learn while reading your blog.


Jen - devourer of books said...

You're really discovering some bizarre stuff with this series.