Question: ‘I see 22 everywhere. When I look at a sign, paper or clock there’s ALWAYS a 22, specially 22:22, that I see everyday. It’s not like I’m looking for it, it just pops out in many different situations (addresses, ID numbers, passwords, people I meet). I just opened a new bank account, they gave me the number 7384. My new girlfriend was born in 11/11, I work at the 22º floor, my number in college was 122, my brother´s birthday is 02/02. 22 are the last digits on my speedometer every time I look at it. Also, at every 22 minute point after every hour, I “happen” to catch it (not looking for it either). The 22nd day of february (2/22) was also one of the worst days I have had in a while. I happened to be on a 22 mile drive the other day and we passed a salon called “Salon 22″. One night I had a dream in which God told me to write him a song. I saw big wall in front of me and it had some words on it. When I looked in the sky (it was night) I saw a spaceship and number 22 written by stars. I often have 22 cents come back as my change. I go to the store to buy stuff and it would usually ring up 2.22 or 22.00 dollars. The earliest date that I remember was in 1990. I told my mom that I was going to die on February 22 that year but I didn’t. One time as a medical student while I was walking home from the hospital downtown Toronto I looked up at an L.E.D. sign at 2:22 a.m. which then flashed “Jesus loves you”. That was the first and last time that I had ever seen that on that sign. Last night I was playing poker with some friends, I folded and my friend Caio showed me his hand: 22, and I said: “u know I attract this number, lol”. So came the flop: 22Q, and he made a quad. We were astonished. I’m just a regular guy, but I’m very curious (and kinda freaked) about it. What does it mean?’ — anonymous
Answer: Twenty-two is an even composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2 and 11. 22 is the sixth discrete semiprime and the fourth in the (2.q) family. With 21 it forms the second discrete semiprime pair. 22 has an aliquot sum of 14 and is the fifth composite number found in the 7-aliquot tree. It has a 7- member aliquot sequence 22, 14, 10, 8, 7, 1, 0 of which the next two members are themselves discrete semiprimes, 22 is the first discrete semiprime exhibiting this property. 169 also has 14 as its aliquot sum. 22 is itself the aliquot sum of two numbers 20, 38. It is also a pentagonal number and a centered heptagonal number. When cutting a circle with just six line segments, the maximum number of pieces that can be so created is 22, thus 22 is a central polygonal number (see lazy caterer’s sequence). The sum of the totient function for the first eight integers is 22. 22 is a Perrin number, preceded in the sequence by 10, 12, 17. 22 divided by 7 approximates the irrational number π, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Since it is possible to find sequences of 22 consecutive integers such that each inner member shares a factor with either the first or the last member, 22 is an Erdős–Woods number.
Answer: In numerology, the number 22 is considered perhaps the most talented and the most successful of all the numbers. The number twenty-two seeks to help others in any way they possibly can. They do this only with strong intuitive abilities, but also through natural leadership skill. The number twenty-two seeks to brings balance and harmony into the lives of everyone and will work hard in order to make it happen. The number 22 is a master number; therefore it carries with it the extreme sensitivity that all master numbers share. The number 22 would do best seeking out those that can understand their special gifts and their unique vision and that will be there to follow their lead and support them every step of the way. Like all master numbers, the sensitivity that the number 22 has is a double-edged sword. The sensitivity can provide phenomenal intuitive help, but it can also give way to sensory overload. That sensory overload then can lead to an unbalanced life and, in worse case scenarios, illness or disease. Control can be a real issue for the number 22. Many times the people born into the twenty-two life path will seek to have control over all aspects of life. This can both drive people away and cause others to want to manipulate them.
* 22 is a Schröder Number.
* 22 is a Centered Heptagonal Number.
* 22 is a Hexagonal Pyramidal Number.
* 22 is a Pentagonal Number.
* 8 can be Partitioned in 22 ways.
* 22 can be Partitioned in 1002 ways.
* 22 is the smallest number which can be expressed as the sum of two primes in three ways.
* 22 is the maximal number of regions into which 6 lines divide a plane.
* The sum of the totient function for the first eight integers is 22.
* The Chemical Element Titanium has an atomic number of 22.
* The maximal number of regions into which a plane can be divided by 5 circles=22
* The Human head is constituted of 22 bones: 8 for the cranium and 14 for the face.
* The 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot: The Fool, Magician, Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant, Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Fortune, Justice, Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Blasted Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgement and World.
* The twenty-two channels linking the ten “Sephiroth” between them in the “sephirotic Tree” of the Kabbalah.
* The Word of God is at the 22th level of conscience.
* There are 22 chapters of the Revelation of John in the Bible.
* There are 22 verses in Surah “Al Burooj”(The Zodiac, or Constellations), in the Quran.
* Death Metal band Hypocrisy’s album Catch 22 was released in year 2002.
* On October “11,” 2001, President Bush released the photographs of the “22 Most Wanted Terrorists,” and in his speech he stated, “….these 22 terrorists hide in the darkness, but we are exposing them with the “light of justice”….”
* According to S. Doucet and J.-P. Larosee, the man is composed twenty-two evolutionary bodies gathered in four categories: subtle body, energy body, galactic body and temporal body.
* Several old alphabets had twenty-two letters: Chaldean, Sabean, Roman, Copt and Hebraic.
* According to Bambaras, the totality of mystical knowledge is contained in the symbols of the first twenty-two numbers.
* According to Jainism: the 22 kinds of suffering.
* In the divinatory tarot, there are 22 major arcana cards. These cards are numbered 0-21, so it is a matter of interpretation whether The Fool or The World is card number 22.
* George Washington was born on February 22.
* On the TV show Most Evil, a forensic psychiatrist scales from 1 to 22, and this is how evilness is mentally evaluated.
* In bingo, 22 is referred to as ‘Two Little Ducks’
* In rugby union, the “22” is a the line in each half of the field which is 22 metres from the respective try line.
* 22 is the number of players on the field in a Football (soccer) match, and also the number of players on the field at any one time in an American football match.
* The jersey number 22 has been retired by several North American sports teams in honor of past playing greats.
* The length of a cricket pitch is 22 yards.
* In Australian rules football there are 22 players on each team, comprising a starting 18, and 4 bench players.
* “22” is a common name for the .22 calibre .22 Long Rifle cartridge.
* In Jay-Z’s song “22 Two’s”, he rhymes the words: too, to and two, 22 times in the first verse.
* Lily Allen has a song titled “22” from her album It’s Not Me, It’s You.
* Paul Weller has a song and album named 22 Dreams. The album contains 22 songs.
* The Norwegian electronica project Ugress uses 22 as a recurring theme.
* Catch-22 is a 1961 novel by Joseph Heller.
* Twenty-Two, Season 2–episode 17 (February 10, 1961) of the 1959-64 TV series The Twilight Zone in which a hospitalized dancer has nightmares about a sinister nurse inviting her to Room 22, the hospital morgue.
* The typical (minimum) number of episodes in a season for a television program broadcast on a major American network is 22.
* There are 22 stars in the Paramount Films logo.
* The typical length of a half hour sitcom not including commercials is 22 minutes.
* f/22 is the largest f-stop (and thus smallest aperture) available on most lenses made for single-lens reflex cameras.
* In French, “22” is used as a phrase to warn of the coming of the police (typically “22, v’là les flics !”, “22, here come the cops!”)
* The Titanic was traveling at a speed of 22 knots before it crashed into an iceberg.
* President John F. Kennedy died on November 22, 1963.
* The minute hand on a clock when positioned at 22 minutes after the hour creates an angle with the top of the clock of exactly 132 degrees. 6×22=132.
* The back of the 100 dollar bill shows an image of Independence Hall. The Independence Hall clock-time is stopped at exactly 2:22.
* After 3.5 years of seige at Gaza the Raffa crossing was fully opened by Egypt after a peoples revolt. The date was 2/22/11.
* Abercrombie & Fitch says its chain of Hollister stores owns the number 22. The New Albany-based company has sued rival retailer American Eagle Outfitters, seeking to prevent it from using the number on its clothing. The lawsuit filed in Columbus federal court asks a judge to order American Eagle to stop using 22 on its clothing and advertising, to destroy any clothes or ads that use the number and to give Hollister any profits from clothes already sold. Abercrombie says Hollister owns the number 22 because it has appeared on the chain’s clothing since the stores opened three years ago.
* Iron Maiden has a song named “22 Acacia Avenue”.
* A quotation mark (in a URL it appears as a “%22”).
* The number of total stars of which compose the constellation Little Bear is 22. However, only seven of them are visible to the naked eye.
* Barak Obama and Hilary Clinton had 22 debates during the last Presidential election.
* The number 22 on the Wyoming License plate stands for the county of Teton.
* Amoxicillin (875 mg) is a white oblong pill with the number 22 stamped in it which is used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible microorganisms.
* Baclofen (10 mg) is a small white, oblong pill with a V on one side and 22 over 66 on the other side.
* Gabapentin (800 mg) is a white oblong pill with the number 22 stamped in one side that was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and is currently widely used to relieve neuropathic pain.
* Insult comedian Jack E. Leonard, on his numerous television game show appearances, answered with “22” to any question requiring a numerical response.
p.s. Hey. Sorry again about yesterday. ** Saturday ** Tosh Berman, Oh, gosh, thanks! I saw the pix from your Bowie exhibition visit on FB, and it looks very cool. That show was here a while back, but I somehow never managed to see it idiotically. Yes, very exciting about the Lou Reed archive going to the NYPL and the planned exhibition. And one hears there is a ton of unreleased music amongst the belongings. Seeming wow. ** David Saä Estornell, Thank you, David. You can hit me up at Facebook, sure. I’ll keep an eye out. ** B.R.Y., Hi there! Oh, yeah, I think late-era animated Robert Zemeckis films totally qualify. In fact, I was going to include a ‘Polar Express’ thing, but then I decided the post was probably too large as it was to enlarge it even more. Yes, ha ha, totally with you on that clip. Those dead eyes win Hanks the anti-Oscar. I’m good, and I hope and presume you are as well, maximally even. Take care. ** Bill, That is a very good question. It’s so badly done that when I first watched it I thought it was one of those things where you’re supposed to watch it wearing 3D glasses. I may, just may, just maybe may have a new apartment! I will know the yes or no for sure today, I think. Great about the gig! As always, I shiver a little at having missed it. Hope you got a lion’s share of collapsing in before Monday struck. ** Steevee, Hi. Yeah, no surprise I was thinking of and trying to play off post-rock when that title popped into my noggin. Still totally plan to pick ‘Happy Place’ as soon as I see it somewhere. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. Oh, I thought I read that they decided not to cgi her “out of respect”. I think it could be argued that cgi-ing her would be a show of respect? ** H, Hi, Oh, you ‘Nocturama’! Yeah, it’s very strange and fresh, isn’t it? Like I said, it really grew on me. I have gotten a tentative yes from the landlord via voicemail, but I won’t celebrate until I talk to the real estate agent, seemingly today, and make sure there isn’t a catch. A firm yes would be quite a ton of relief, I have to say. ** Dóra Grőber, Hi! Thank you! Well, the production manager’s job, or one of her jobs, is keeping us within our budget. She won’t decide anything aesthetically about how we want to do something. She’ll just tell us if we can afford to do things in the way we want to do them, and, if we can’t, then we will have to find another way to do things that doesn’t cost more than the production can afford. Or that’s how I think it will work. Yes, the writer/journalist who is doing the piece on our film is also interviewing me about Kathy Acker for his biography of her. I’m Skyping with him tonight, and I think that will be when he interviews me about Kathy. As I mentioned above, I seem to have received at least a tentative yes on the apartment, but I’m holding off believing that until I talk to the real estate agent today. But I hope that by tomorrow I will be able to say I have a new home. Then the drudgery and expense of actually moving will become the stress point. It’s always something, ha ha. What a nice weekend you had indeed! Great! My weekend plus Monday was kind of crazy busy. Apartment hunting. Zac and I need to do a ‘final’ slight revision of our script, so I worked on that. Lots of other film stuff. We hired an assistant director, and that’s a big step. We started figuring out the shooting schedule (which has now been delayed a week, starting on April 17th), the rehearsal schedule and where we’ll do rehearsals, and lots of other technical things. There’s so much to do, wow. We cast two more actors. Now we only have a few roles left to cast. On the fun side, I saw the great, legendary drag performer/artist Vaginal Davis do a talk/performance, and that was great, and I saw the documentary ‘David Lynch: The Art Life’, which was quite interesting although perhaps really only to pre-existing big fans. So it was a productive three-day weekend, and I’m kind of exhausted, but the hard, busy work is only getting started, yikes. How was Tuesday? Anything cool? ** Jeff J, Hi. Good question about the post-agents. I suppose it’s whoever has the intellectual property rights to the actors? I liked ‘Pattern Recognition’ too. I haven’t read his new one. I don’t know Victor Erice’s ‘El Sur’, but I will definitely look into it. My sincere apologies for not having gotten the blurb to you over the weekend. The weekend became incredibly busy unexpectedly. I’ll get it to you today, and, again, sorry. ** Misanthrope, James Tate is very great, yes! I think ultimately I prefer the situations where they use stand-ins for deceased actors or manipulate pre-existing footage and so on to the cgi recreations, probably because they’s just more puzzle-like and fun to watch and to try to decode. You had an earthquake?! That’s wild. Sometimes when I’m in NYC I fantasize that a biggish earthquake hits, and, when I do, I always think that about half of the buildings in the city would crumble to dust. ** _Black_Acrylic, I grew up as a kid watching ‘Clutch Cargo’, and it gave me nightmares, and yet I couldn’t stop watching it. One of the strangest, creepiest cartoons ever, probably the most. Nice selfie. I like that door piece too. ** Matthew Doyle, Hi, Matt! How are you? Busy is the word. ‘Swiss Army Man’ is strangely quite good. I really didn’t expect that. Your UCLA studies are super interesting, and I’m obviously very intrigued about your AI theater piece? Where can I find out more about it? Thank you for passing that along about Fiona Duncan’s reading series. I’m in Paris about 90% of the time now and only get to LA every once in a while, but if I get there and the timing is right, I would be happy to read in the series. You can give Fiona my new email address. It’s: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Matt! Very nice to see you, and take good care. ** Monday ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. Wow, I know a fair amount abvout Paul Sharits, and I have never heard or read anything about that pimp thing. I really don’t think that’s true. Every story I’ve read about him being shot has no relationship to the pimp idea. He was a professor at Buffalo teaching full time until just before his death. Strange story. ** Steevee, Hi. B. Ruby Rich had her strengths as a film critic, for sure, but her read on avant-garde and experimental film was always pretty dumb, in my opinion. I really don’t think Sharits was a pimp. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. Cool, very glad you got into Sharits’ films. Wow, yes, the Rachel Maclean Biennale piece does look very promising! ** Jeff J, Hi. Yes, I highly recommend investigating his work. It’s very, very interesting. I’m interested in Teching Tsieh. I haven’t thought about him for a while. I remember not feeling 100% into his work or into aspects of his work, but I would need to look/read/think again to remember why and know if I was off the mark re: the issues I had. No post on his work, no. Although doing a re-examination of someone and building a post at the same time is how I make posts sometimes, so it might happen. What interests you particularly about his work? ** Misanthrope, Hi, G. I can’t say it was fun, but it was successful, which I guess is ultimately better? ** Mark pxxxxx, Hi, Mark! It’s very nice to meet you! Thanks for coming in! That’s extremely cool and interesting about the rare materials you gathered about and by Sharits. And about the novel! Holy shit! What’s the story with that, or I guess I mean do you think it’ll get published? So curious, obviously. And, obviously, I wish you could have made that video bio. Is it a totally dead project now? Anyway, it’s a pleasure to get to talk with you! Thank you a lot! ** S, Steven! Hey, how are you, man? Awesome! Thanks a bunch about ‘Cattle’. That’s really heartening to hear. You’re on a food tour in Paris? What does that mean? You’re, like, hitting especially excellently cuisined-out places here that offer food, like, on your own or with a guide? I hope you ate a ton of amazing stuff, and have a safe trip back to Berlin when you’re finished. Take care, and love back from me. ** Okay. I decided to restore this quite oddball post today, and I really don’t know why exactly, although maybe it was a decent enough idea? See you tomorrow.