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Re: Counting

Post by GuyBarry » 26 Aug 2018, 19:07

Every time I think this thread has finished for good, someone proves me wrong...

SS Arctic was a 2856-ton paddle steamer which operated a transatlantic passenger and mail steamship service during the 1850s.
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Re: Counting

Post by RobbieM » 29 Aug 2018, 20:21

GuyBarry wrote:
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Every time I think this thread has finished for good, someone proves me wrong...
Surely this thread will never run out of steam! Particularly when you come across something as interesting as The 2857 Society, engaged in the long term preservation of Great Western Railway heavy goods steam locomotive No. 2857, principally for active use on the Severn Valley Railway.
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Post by GuyBarry » 30 Aug 2018, 13:40

Sommelier's Gin, a cask strength grape-based gin from Thompson's Spirits in Bordeaux, was launched this month in a limited edition of 2858 bottles.
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Post by DrainBrain » 30 Aug 2018, 16:25

A polyhedron with 43 faces can have at most 2859 diagonals.
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Post by GuyBarry » 30 Aug 2018, 21:05

All three crew members were killed on 18 December 1977 when United Airlines Flight 2860, a cargo flight from San Francisco to Chicago, crashed into a mountain in the Wasatch Range in Utah.
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Post by A Challenge » 31 Aug 2018, 10:01

Didcot Railway Centre's 4709 Project used No. 2861 as a parts donor, and it is seen here, seemingly after the 'donation', in Barry Scrapyard.
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Post by GuyBarry » 31 Aug 2018, 11:06

Earlier this month the USA witnessed the longest bull market on record (that's one where stock market prices continue to rise). The Standard & Poor 500 index reached 2862, a gain of nearly 330 per cent since March 2009.
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Post by Soup Dragon » 01 Oct 2018, 23:48

In 2015 the sports website Bleacher Report ranked the top 12 Greatest Brothers to play Test Cricket.

Ranked at number three on the list are the South African pair of Peter & Graeme Pollock who have a combined total of 2,863 Test Runs
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Post by RobbieM » 02 Oct 2018, 23:18

The Zip Code for Cumberland on Rhode Island is 2864.
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Re: Counting

Post by GuyBarry » 05 Oct 2018, 10:29

2865 Laurel - named after the film comedian Stan Laurel - is a stony Marian asteroid from the middle region of the asteroid belt, approximately 15 kilometres in diameter. See if you can guess who asteroid 2866 is named after!
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Post by Soup Dragon » 06 Oct 2018, 23:47

GuyBarry wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 10:29
2865 Laurel - named after the film comedian Stan Laurel - is a stony Marian asteroid from the middle region of the asteroid belt, approximately 15 kilometres in diameter. See if you can guess who asteroid 2866 is named after!
Oliver Hardy?
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Post by GuyBarry » 07 Oct 2018, 12:28

Correct - see here. Does that mean we've got 2866 covered now?
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Post by A Challenge » 07 Oct 2018, 17:16

2003 Law 2867 is the The Stamp Duty Land Tax (Consequential Amendment of Enactments) Regulations 2003.
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Post by Soup Dragon » 07 Oct 2018, 17:37

According to a Which report published in June this year, some 2,868 Bank & Building Society branches have closed in the UK since 2015.
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Re: Counting

Post by GuyBarry » 07 Oct 2018, 19:41

2869 is a centred icosahedral number. It's a bit hard to visualize, but imagine one sphere in the centre, surrounded by twelve spheres in the shape of a regular icosahedron, then another layer in the shape of an icosahedron where the edges are one longer, and so on until you've got nine layers (not counting the central sphere). That's 2869 spheres in total.
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