Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Happy Canada Day!
Today, Canada is 147 years old, which is an awesome number because it's mostly divisible by factors of 7 (1, 3, 7, 21, 49, 147), and the binary form (100100112) contains all the 2-digit binary numbers (00, 01, 10, 11).
Yeah, you know I like numbers, so do you want few fun, nerdy-number facts about my home country?
2: Canada is the second-largest landmass
4: The number of Canadian provinces on the day of Confederation
9: The number of Canadians who have travelled to space
12: Academy Awards given to National Film Board productions
17: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (with 7 more listed as tentative)
34: Years "O Canada" has been the official national anthem (July 1, 1980)
56: Canadian-born celebrities with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
8,892: The length, in kilometres, of the border between Canada and the USA, which is the world's longest international boundary
35,427,524: Canada's population as of April 2014
So, if you're Canadian, do you have any other fun, nerdy-number facts about our country?
...and if you're not Canadian, what are some fun, nerdy-number facts about your country?