Monday, September 18, 2006

43 Is No Longer With Us

Got an email today with this link... Thanks, Frank, whereever you are. It is a truly upsetting photo. I almost cried (okay, not really, but it IS sad).

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I want MORE

43 Aurigae is a star in the constellation Auriga. Its apparent magnitude is 6.33.

43 Camelopardalis is a star in the constellation Camelopardalis. 43 Camelopardalis is a blue-white B-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +5.11. It is approximately 1000 light years from Earth.

A honey bee travels an estimated 43,000 miles to gather one pound of honey.

The term subcentral area 43 refers to a subdivision of the cytoarchitecturally defined postcentral region of cerebral cortex. In the human it occupies the postcentral gyrus and the precentral gyrus between the ventrolateral extreme of the central sulcus and the depth of the lateral sulcus at the insula. It is also called Brodmann's area 43 or the area subcentralis.

43.7% of all statistics are made up right on the spot.

Ransom K. Ferm Quote: "With every passing hour, our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress."

The Cartier Square Drill Hall is a historic drill hall in Ottawa, Canada. It was designed by Thomas Seaton Scott and built in 1879 to house the Governor General's Foot Guards. The drill hall is seventy metres long and has two forty-three metre tall mansard towers.

Forty-3 was the official comic anthology of the Massachusetts College of Art from roughly 1992-1998. It was edited by Goat (1992-1994), Mister Reusch (1994-1995) and Kevin (1996). Forty-3 was a direct descendant of Don't Shoot, It's Only Comics!

"Engine One-Forty-Three" is a song written by A. P. Carter and originally recorded by the Carter Family. It is also the last song recorded by legendary country music singer Johnny Cash in its entirety, according to his son John Carter Cash [1]. Cash performed the song for the tribute album The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family in 2004.

"Forty Three Steps" is a song by Dog Kennel Hill and appears on the album All the King's Horses. The song is also 4:30 minutes long.

Israel In Song is a movie from 2005 which contains forty-three popular songs from the country accompanied by images of the country's natural landscapes, as well as folk dancers. The songs are performed by a variety of artists including The Gevatron, Esther Ofarim, and Yaffa Yarkoni.


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Forty-Three Questions

When searching for 43 facts & figures, I ran across many blogs that alluded to "the forty-three questions" but didn't give a clear description of what these questions were. The only deduction that I could make was they were spiritual in nature, related to God, and some how dealt with 9/11/01 (maybe?).

So, I did my research. I think that the 43 questions were written by Joseph B. Ehrlich in 2002 as a response to 9/11. You can find the treatise here.

I am not 100% that this is the only "43 questions" or even the one that everyone seems to be talking about in broken English.

Here are the links of the places I found the original allusions:

Who Me?: "Watch, which I stick violently on the forty-three questions on the seventh."
Worldelement: "As if they came back again, and dropped he had not one by the forty-three questions."
oh no.: "It be imagined I brought me against the forty-three questions."
Watching tomorrow with one eye, keeping the other on yesterday: "'Forty-three questions of the key. The field in once?' 'Not a horse could have some twenty weapons.'"
Somnambulist motorcycle: "Sometimes love I only forty-three questions which made much to the wreck of."

There are more. Lots more. No good indication of what is going on. HELP!!

43 Best Blogs

43 Best Blogs is a wiki site that lists the 43 best blogs on the internet. Of course, my blog is currently (as of today) number 1 on the list (this is because this site is a wiki and I can edit it as I like. As long as I go there everyday I can remain #1 forever. *evil laugh*).

They also have a number of other wiki lists such as 43 Best Dogs and 43 Best Religions. They don't all have 43 entries as yet, but I am working hard to correct that.

Monday, September 04, 2006

More 43 Stuff *go figure*

The Church of England has 43 cathedrals: Birmingham, Blackburn , Bradford, Bristol, Bury St. Edmunds, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chester, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Guildford, Hereford, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norwich, Oxford, Peel, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Ripon, Rochester, St. Albans, Salisbury, Sheffield, Southwark, Southwell, Truro, Wakefield, Wells, Winchester, Worchester, and York.

343 NYC firemen died on 9/11/01 attempting to save lives after the attacks.

"The loudest noise in the world, is forty-three thousand silent New Yorkers" - Andre Agassi, August 31, 2006. His last game was September 3, 2006.

The best XM radio station is channel 43, XMU, which plays indie rock (according to the people who matter).

Right Turn, Left Turn by Reinhard Staupe is a card game with 7 Traffic Officer cards and 43 directional cards. See a review here.

Forty Three Kix allows you to get movie showtimes from your mobile phone for just the charge of a text message. Send your text message to 43549 (43KIX) after you set up an account that picks the city for which you want the movie times.

Lyndon B Johnson was chosen by his fellow Democrats to be the minority leader in 1953. He became the youngest man ever named to the post, and guess what, he was 43.

Dr. Jeremiah Cummings, former member of theNation of Islam and former member of the singing group Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, says that after a 43 day fast God filled him with the Holy Spirit and then he ". . . went back into the Quran and saw Jesus as the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God, the Virgin Birth."

The Congressional Black Caucus currently has 43 members of which forty are members of the House of Representatives, two are delegates in the House, and one is a member of the Senate.

The 43rd United States Congress was a meeting of the United States national legislature, comprised of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875, during the first two years of the second administration of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. The main peice of legislation from this Congress was the Civil Rights Act of 1875 which guaranteed that everyone, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, was entitled to the same treatment in "public accommodations" (i.e. inns, public conveyances on land or water, theaters, and other places of public amusement).

43 is the number of times Danny croaks "Redrum" before his mother wakes up and Jack starts to break into the apartment in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.

43 is the number of distinct types of cheese requested in Monty Python's Cheese Shop sketch.

The official countdown clock starts at 43 hours before a launch of the Space Shuttle.

George H. W. Bush's nickname for his son George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, is 43.

Gimli the Dwarf kills 43 enemies at the Battle of the Hornburg in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. It was changed from the 42 originally stated in The Lord of the Rings book.

Madonna's song "Hung Up" peaked at number 1 in 43 countries.

The nine guests at a curry restaurant in Rowan Atkinson's classic Indian Waiter stand-up comedy sketch order 43 poppadoms.