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1Dec/072

I slept through the Carnival of Mathematics

A link came my way from the 21st edition of the Carnival of Mathematics. That's when I realized I had forgotten to submit a piece. Well, I'm hosting the next Carnival on December 14, so when I get a whole bunch of submissions (hint, hint) I'll surely remember to produce the next edition.

Check out the current Carnival.  Ben Webster has a nice theme regarding the Carnival having turned 21 and there are 21 blogs participating. Coincidence or conspiracy theory?!? Plus, it looks like Ben actually read all of the submissions he published and wrote eloquently about each one. So, he's set the bar high for me as my whole carnival was going to be to just copy and paste the URLs of the submissions I received 🙂

Oh, the next Carnival is going to be #22. I'm open to suggestions for a theme around 22. 22 factors into 2 and 11. That's all I can think of at the moment. Help!

[ Update on 12/3: Please submit using the Carnival submission form. ]

1. You could make use of the startling coincidence that the 22nd State (Alabama) was admitted to the Union on December 14, the very day of the Carnival! This was 188 years ago, which is not a multiple of 22 [although 88 is].

If that doesn’t help, and I can’t see how it would, check out Adam Spencer’s Book of Numbers. The number 22 is:
* the approximate circumference of a circle of diameter 7
* the 3rd pentagonal number (after 1, 5, and 12)
* palindrome-happy (I made that word up). Not only is 22 a palindrome, but so is its square 484
* well known for its appearance in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22

Whatever the theme, I’m looking forward to the festivities!

2. Heather,

Wow! Great suggestions. Who would have thought that 22 could be such an interesting number?

Thank you.

Sol