Today I turn 47. 😐 , fifty is right around the corner. So I thought I would have some fun with it. I of course researched my birth date as well as the number 47, here is what I found.
17,166 days have passed since the day I was born or 2452.3 weeks
351,000 babies were born on that day.
If I had never cut my hair since the day I was born, it would be almost 20 feet long (6.01 meters long)
Cost of Living in 1968
Average Monthly Rent $130.00
Gas per gallon: .34 cents
Cost of new car: $2,822.00
Movie Ticket: $1.50
Number one Song: “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel
Number one Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey
I found a website for The 47 Society. It is a society that is dedicated to exploring the phenomenon that is 47. It is the quintessential random number, meaning when a number is picked at random, more often than not the number will be 47.
Here are some random 47 facts:
• The length of a pit stop service area in the Indianapolis Speedway is 47 feet long.
• Americans eat an average of 47 pounds of chicken a year.
• In Monsters, Inc., the factory floor went 47 days without incident before a monster came back with a kid’s sock on his fur.
• Babe Ruth’s career home run record of 714 home runs stood for 47 years until Hank Aaron broke it; the last day Ruth’s record stood was 4/7/74.
I have also found that I am a Quadragenarian. Here are how a few things have evolved in my lifetime so far.
We’ve gone from Bell Bottoms to Skinny Jeans
We’ve gone from 12” black and white to 70” High Definition color
Pong vs. PS4
SOME of the Hair Styles
Evolution of Music
Shut Up and Dance
Evolution of the phone
Can you hear me now?
Age is just a number. They say 40 is the new 20 and 50 is the new 30, so…if that’s the case, it’s only going to get better right?…am I right? 🙂
I might be getting a little old, since this made me LOL.