Feb 06 2007

“The Number 23” Trailer

The “23 Enigma” refers to the belief that all incidents and events are directly connected to the number 23, some permutation of the number 23, or a number related to the number 23, given enough ingenuity on the part of the interpreter.


* The human genome contains 23 homologous pairs of chromosomes.
* The human ‘physical cycle’ biorhythm is 23 days long.
* The Earth spins on an axis of 23 degrees.


* It is believed that the verses of the Qur’an were revealed over a period of 23 years. There exist hadith that support this figure, but many more that give other lengths of time.
* Psalms, the longest book of the Bible, is the 23rd book of the Old Testament, and the famous “Divine Shepherd” psalm is Psalm 23. Those repeating this popular claim overlook that it is only true in a handful of very specific modern Catholic translations. The famous psalm is actually number 22 in the Septuagint and traditional Catholic Bibles, while the books of the Old Testament appear in several different orders; Psalms is number 23 only in modern Catholic Bibles, being book 21 in the traditional Vulgate, book 26 in the Greek Orthodox Bible, book 19 in most Protestant Bibles, and book 14 in the Jewish Tanakh. It is therefore completely false for the Vulgate (chapter 22 of book 21), and only partly true for the King James Version (chapter 23 of book 19).
* Both the ancient Egyptian and Sumerian calendars begin on 23 July. Both calendars were apparently calculated from the date of the heliacal rising of Sirius, which occurs at that latitude around that time of year.
* The “Devil Horns” and the V sign involve 2 upright fingers and 3 folded down. V itself feeds back into the Law of Fives as it is the Latin numeral for 5.


* W, the 23rd letter of the Latin alphabet has 2 points down, 3 points up.
* On a normal modern Latin alphabet QWERTY keyboard, the 23rd letter W is right below and between 2 and 3.
* Supposedly, in telegraphy a line break is or was transmitted as a 23, as referred to in the article 23. A connection has been suggested with I Ching hexagram 23 which means breaking apart.
* William Shakespeare’s first portfolio was published in 1623. His first play Titus Andronicus was performed January 23, 1594. The chronology of his plays is uncertain. The Comedy of Errors may have been performed before Titus, for example.
* According to the Dr Pepper company website, the soft drink “is a unique blend of 23 flavors”.
* Former NBA superstar and Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan was known for his jersey number 23. His unprecedented success has apparently led to many other sportsmen choosing to play in the same number.
* Devin Hester, #23 of the Chicago Bears,was the first person to return an opening kickoff in a Super Bowl for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLI. This was his sixth kick return for a touchdown in the 2006-2007 season.

Is this all just a coincidence or is it all connected to one number…23

Here is a preview of “The Number 23”

23, 666, devil, Jim Carey, the number 23

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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