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Have you ever wondered what makes "seventh heaven" and "cloud nine" so blissful and the number 13 so unlucky? Here's the "4-1-1" on the origins of numerical expressions and the importance of numbers in fiction, film, culture, and religion, including:
How 007 became James Bond's number
Imaginary numbers and how they exist
How the binary system manages to say so much with only two numbers
That bedding has nothing to do with being "three sheets to the wind"
The burning literary question: Why did Ray Bradbury name his novel Fahrenheit 451?
Which block of Social Security numbers will never be assigned to anyone
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