Robert Anton Wilson's book, Cosmic Trigger I: Final Secret of the Illuminati, lists 23 as a cosmic number with strong connections to arcane magic and synchronicity. Numerous people have claimed to see 23's everywhere (the 23 curse) prior to enormous success and fruitfulness.
Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes.
Avogadro's number used in chemistry is 6.0221367E23.
The earth's axis is tilted at a 23.4 degree angle.
Jim Carrey, in People Magazine, April 17, 2006, page 142, is quoted as saying: "I've [been fixated on] the number 23 for years. It's everywhere. Each parent passes on 23 chromosomes; Earth's axis is at a 23Â° angle. Psalm 23 is my mantra..."
Jim Carrey is also starring in a movie titled The number 23, scheduled for release in 2007 -
Pop stars and writers are among those fascinated by it.
Late author William Burroughs was so gripped by numeric coincidences surrounding 23, he kept a scrapbook of his findings, he kept a scrapbook of his findings too.... Pop stars and writers are among those fascinated by it.
Late author William Burroughs was so gripped by numeric coincidences surrounding 23,
CAR giant Nissan is touched by a numerical coincidence. In Japanese, "ni" is 2, and "san" is 3. So Nissan would be 23.
THE Latin alphabet has 23 letters. The German movie 23 explored an obsession with the number, based on a real-life story.
On average, every 23rd wave crashing to shore is twice as large as normal.
It takes 23 seconds for blood to circulate through the body
IN THE Beatles film Yellow Submarine, The Butterfly Stomper, who destroys all things of beauty, wears a shirt with the number 23.
WEIRD pop band Psychic TV are so obsessed with 23 that at one point they made the Guinness Book of World Records by releasing 23 albums on the 23rd day of 23 months in a row. They were influenced by the occultist Aleister Crowley who had been convinced of the power of 23.
PARENTS each contribute 23 chromosomes, pictured below, to start a new human life during reproduction.
The human biorhythm is generally 23 days.
***There are exactly 23 charicters, numbers and letters, on the face of all U.S. coins
There is no No. 23 bus in Dublin (There is a 22a )
The ideal orbit for a satellite is 23,000 miles above the Earth ("Clarke's Orbit")
BTW America is 222 years old and we have OBAMA!