Sunday, February 6, 2011

37 Facts About the Number 37

In honor of my favorite number, 37, I present to y'all 37 facts that involve the number 37. I kid you not...

*All American Express cards start with the number 37 (or 34)
*Richard Nixon was the 37th President of the United States of America
*Thriller by Michael Jackson spent 37 non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 during its tenure
*There have been 37 as-of-yet unidentified radio signals received from outer space
*"Normal" human body temperature is 37 degrees Celsius
*The Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts is 37 feet tall
*SPAM was invented in 1937
*37 is the smallest irregular prime number
*William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays in his lifetime (10 histories, 10 tragedies, 17 comedies)
*People who died at age 37 include artist Vincent Van Gogh, comedian Mitch Hedberg, baseball player Lou Gehrig, Archduchess Marie Antoinette, and poet Dylan Thomas
*The human hand is moved by 37 skeletal muscles
*There are 37 bars in the digits of a digital watch
*Psalm 37 is one of the few psalms in the Bible that are acrostic (i.e., the first letter of every other verse is a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet)
*The 37th Pillsbury Bake-Off, held February 27, 1996, was won by Kurt Wait of Redwood City, California, a.k.a. contestant #37
*The first score in Super Bowl history was a 37-yard touchdown pass from Green Bay Packer quarterback Bart Starr to receiver Max McGee
*The Hindenburg took 37 seconds to burn (coincidentally, in 1937)
*Abraham Lincoln was first elected to the House of Representatives at age 37
*Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937
*Joshua Slocum, in 1895, became the first person to sail solo around the world; he did so in a 37-foot sailboat
*37 seconds elapsed between the sighting of the iceberg and its collision with the Titanic
*The "number of the beast", 666, is divisible by 37
*Super Bowl XXXVII (37) was won by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Oakland Raiders, 48-21, in 2003
*Caligula became the third Roman emperor on March 16, 37 A.D.
*37 is the atomic number of rubidium
*February 6 will always be the 37th day in a Gregorian calendar year
*37, biblically speaking, means that the Word comes from the almighty God
*In "The Deal", a second season episode of Seinfeld, Elaine says to have slept with Jerry 37 times prior to the show's beginning
*There are 37 slots in European Roulette
*I-37 is located in Texas, and it stretches from Corpus Christi to San Antonio
*The most wins in a single season of men's college basketball is 37, held by Duke (1986, 1999), UNLV (1987), Illinois-Champaign (2005), and Kansas (2008)
*9/11 occurred during the 37th week in the calendar year of 2001
*There are 37 ways to make $5 using denominations of 5.00, 1.00, 0.50, and 0.25.
*There are 37 U.S. Federal Reserve Banks (12 District Banks and 25 Branch Banks)
*Bobbi McCaughey, the mother of the world's first surviving septuplets, spent 37 days in the hospital when she had the babies
*The pitcher who gave up Barry Bonds's record-breaking* 756th home run on August 7, 2007 wore number 37
*The only person in baseball to have his number 37 retired is Casey Stengel, who managed the New York Yankees and the New York Mets; both retired his number
*The United States of America won a Winter Olympic-record 37 medals at the 2010 Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, besting the previous record held by Germany at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, Utah by 1


  1. u are the scariest dude or whatever u r ive met


    I was doing a project on my favourite number 37 (no shit) and it helped ALOT!

  3. The worst shock of my life occured while I was attending the musical production Spamalot. Everything was proceeding nicely until Dennis, in replying to King Arthur said, "I'm not old, I'm 27."

    Wait, what ????!!!!!!!

  4. i was doing a project on my favorite # wich is 37 and my little league # is 37 and my favorite team is Yankees

  5. obsessed much?

  6. what freaked me out was that you posted this at 5:37!!!! 37 haunts me!

  7. I am doing a project on my fav # 37 too

  8. Cool Hand Lukes prison number is 37.
    In Clerks, Dante's girlfriend sucks 37 dicks.
    American Pharoah won the Triple Crown after it hadn't been in 37 years.