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April 24, 2014
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Cubed vs perfect; 27 vs 28


Someone told me that the chances of living into your later years increase dramatically if you make it past 27. I don’t know if that’s true or not but it seems like it could be.

There is, of course, the infamous 27 Club. Rock legends who died too young at 27. Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison and now Amy Winehouse. I’m not part of that group for many reasons (I’m not a rock star) but now also because I made it to 28.

And actually, 28 isn’t such a bad number itself. It’s a “perfect” number. Which means that if you add up the numbers it is divisible by (1,2,4,7,14) you get the number itself.

That actually won’t happen again until I turn 496. So I better make this one count.