27 Sri Lankan's Cannot Be Wrong. Here Come The Yankees

Danny CarberryContributor INovember 2, 2009

27 (twenty-seven) is the natural number following 26 and preceding 28. Twenty-seven is the smallest positive integer requiring four syllables to name in English, though it can be unambiguously defined in just two: "three cubed." It is also the number of world series rings the Yankees  will have. 27 has an aliquot sum of 13 and is the first composite member of the 13-aliquot tree with the aliquot sequence (27,13,1,0). Twenty-seven is the aliquot sum of the two odd discrete biprimes 69 and 133. This number is also the combined amount of DUI's that the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have amassed in the last 20 years.

What else is 27?

Twenty-seven is also:

Gilles Villeneuve's famous Ferrari number now adopted by his son, Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve in his NASCAR debut
Right Fielder of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Vladimir Guerrero's Major League Baseball jersey number
The total number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet (22 regular letters and 5 final consonants)
The current number of Amendments to the United States Constitution
The modal age of the peak performance year for major league baseball position players, according to a commonly accepted theory by sabermetrician Bill James
The code for international direct-dial phone calls to South Africa
The designation (I-27) of a US interstate highway in Texas
The designation (US 27) of a United States national highway from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Miami, Florida
The name of a cigarette, Marlboro Blend No. 27
The number of outs in a regulation professional baseball game for each team
Alternate name for The Hunt, a book by William Diehl
The number of the French department Eure
Abbé Faria's prisoner number in the book The Count of Monte Cristo
In WWE's annual pay-per-view event Royal Rumble, four WWE Superstars had won the 30-man Royal Rumble at #27 more times than any other number, including #1 and #30.
The number of species Captain Jean-Luc Picard has made contact with in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation
One of the anthropomorphic math symbols Lisa Simpson imagines talking to her in The Simpsons episode "Girls Just Want to Have Sums", that instead of offering the expected pun-based aphorism, rather unhelpfully only says "twenty seven"
Known to be the "magic" number in sex, with 27 identified as the ideal number of participants for an orgy. *Really?
According to little-known socio-agricultural philosopher Matthew O'Donnell, the Number Of Yorkshire.

How ever you want to wrap it up, 27 seems like a pretty good number to me.

Go Yanks!

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