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Geeky New Year

View from the lab - Telegraph

Today, the first of January, 01/01, is the earliest "binary" day of the year (there are nine days to the next, on the 10th of this month, then nine months to the one after that on 01/10, and then the last on November 11)....2008 is certain to be an unusually cheerful year: for if you work on the sum of the squares of its component figures (2, 0, 0 and 8), you get 2[squared] + 0[squared] + 0[squared] + 8² = 68; then continuing, 6² + 8² = 100; and finally 1² + 0[squared] + 0² = 1.

This means that 2008 is what mathematicians call a "happy number

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So... no sex for you over the New Year, then?

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