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Think – Today: Five hundred and thirty-eight (538)?

by Anura Guruge

usaWhy will five hundred and thirty-eight (538) be the most important number in the United States next week?

Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.

Yesterday’s ‘Think’360° in a circle. It has to do with the first (and most important) circle that our ancient ancestors, around 4,000 B.C. (or even earlier) had to contend with — and QUANTIFY. The circular orbit of the Sun (with the then belief that the Sun circled the Earth). 360° comes from the 365-days in a year. They had worked out, through very diligent observations of the seasons and stars (particularly the rising of the ‘Dog Star’ ‘Sirius’) that a year was around “360” days. I actually think they had nailed down the 365-days quite early on. BUT, in my opinion, they ROUNDED the 365 to the EASIER ‘360‘. 365 is not very divisible — and our early ancestors, thanks to sharing food, knew how to DIVIDE. Other than ‘1’ and ‘itself’, 365 only has two divisors: 5 & 73. You can’t divide it by 2, 4, 5 or 10. And then there is 360 which is hugely divisible: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 24, 30, 36, 40, 45, 60, 72, 90, 120 & 180. BINGO! Did you like that?

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Maybe I have seen this before, but I found this today, promoting views of New York City, when I visited the U.K. Daily Mail, my favorite newspaper of all time, looking for the latest information (replete with pictures we never get to see in the US) of the LA school shooting. Yes, they had pictures and names — and this was at 7pm Eastern on Thursday.

Cervino‘, a name mentioned in the title of the panorama, is my all time favorite ski resort — by far. I skied it, for a week each, two years running before I came to the U.S. in 1985.

Having learned to ski and having done all my European skiing in the Alps, I had the hardest time getting used to the NH ski resorts. These images might help you understand. Zermatt is the sister resort on the other side of the Mattherhorn — and across the border, in Switzerland. You can ski from one resort to the other, with a passport — though I never did that.

They used to have one ski run, across three glaciers that was 16 miles long. One trail, 16 miles. Two cafes on the way. Most days that would be how I started the morning. The 16 mile trail, stopping for coffee and cakes.

I looked at the Vatican pictures too. Very good. Amazing.