And the WordPress Award for the Most Interesting Post of the Year So Far about the Number 62 goes to …


I was born on November 20th 1951. This means that I will be 62 on November 20th 2013.

62 (sixty-two) is a natural number following 61 and preceding 63. It is a composite number with the divisors 2 and 31 being the eighteenth discreet semiprime. 62 has an aliquot sum of 34; itself a discrete semiprime, and the 10 member aliquot sequence (62,34,20,22,14,10,8,7,1,0). 62 is therefore the tenth member of the 7-aliquot tree. It is a nontotient, and a repdigit in base 5 (222). 62 is also the only number whose cube (238328) consists of 3 digits each occurring 2 times.
Sixty-two is the atomic number of samariam, a lanthanide, and the code for international direct dial calls to Indonesia. Sigmund Freud had an irrational fear of the number 62. Louis Pasteur developed the first rabies vaccination at age 62. Also … just between you and me and the proverbial gatepost  … the Great Rhombicosidodecahedron has 62 sides.


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