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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Lucky Day

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Do you feel lucky today?
(apologies to Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" see below)

The number 7 has long been connected with good luck. It's a prime number (along with 3, 11 and 13,267).

July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining until year end. Here's some trivia about the number 7 and this is an incomplete list . . .

  • 7 days in a week
  • 7 wonders of the ancient world
  • 7 seas
  • 7 continents
  • 7 vertebrae in the human neck
  • 7 in the Bible (7 deadly sins, 7 days of creation)
  • 7 candles are on a Menorah
  • 7 phases of the moon
  • 7 colors in a rainbow
  • 7 sins and 7 virtues
  • 7 years bad luck
  • 7 players on a handball team
  • 7 logic gates(NOT, NOR, XNOR, XOR, AND, NAND, and OR)
  • 7 digits in a U.S. phone number after the area code
  • 7 dwarves
  • Boeing 707 and 777
  • 7 is lucky in craps, slot machines, blackjack
  • 7 is the number of Harry Potter novels and Harry was born in the 7th month of July, the number 7 is on his Quidditch robe, Ron Weasley is the 7th child in his family, students completed 7 years at Hogwarts School for Wizards
  • TV shows with the number 7: 7th Heaven, 77 Sunset Strip, Blake's 7, 227
  • Movies with the number 7: The Seven Year Itch, Seven Days in May, Seven years in Tibet, The Magnificent Seven, 7 Faces of Dr Lao, Robin and the Seven Hoods, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Seven Little Foys, The Seven Per-Cent Solution, The Seventh Veil, Seven Pounds 
  • Books with the number 7: The House of the Seven Gables, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, The Seven Minutes, Seven Little Monsters, The Seven Storey Mountain
  • Songs with the number 7: Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat), Seven Wonders, Seventeen, Seventh Son, At Seventeen
These lists are far from complete — you can add more in a comment below. 
Wishing everyone a lucky day whatever you're doing today and every day.

Here's the Dirty Harry movie line: "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk? 

11 comments:

William Kendall said...

The Seven Dwarves are busy having drinks at the pub to mark the occasion.

Emma Springfield said...

Seven siblings in my family. How lucky is that?

Sandra said...

ha ha on the 7 dwarves from William, that is a lot of sevens for sure.

NCmountainwoman said...

Our daughter-in-law had a birthday today. She was born on 7-7-77.

Valerie said...

Seven Sisters comes to mind but I have no idea who they were. Of course, I can always look it up!

Anonymous said...

that is amazing,, thank you for this, a sunday smile, my first visit here , the name of your blog captured my eye,, I will enjoy following you!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Laurie and thanks for the first-time visit and comment. I had fun compiling the lists and glad it brought a smile to your Sunday. I will be stopping in to your blog as well. I am always happy to make new blogger friends and hope you will visit again!

Linda said...

Hahaha! I love the Dirty Harry movies and Clint Eastwood! My grown children and I have made a game of quoting movie lines and this has always been one of our favorites! I’m visiting from Laurie’s blog.....

Connie said...

Wishing you a day full of good luck! :)

Silver Willow said...

7/7 indeed! I have a friend with a birthday today. :) Nice bit of research for this post, too! And thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm bookmarking/now following yours!

Anvilcloud said...

That's a pretty complete list. Since you caught 7th heaven in there, I have nothing to add. :)

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