# Why 47 is great

 Reasons why 47 is the greatest number in existence! Here are 23 1/2 facts; half of 47! `It's the meaning of Life` ```All important people have 4 letters in their first name, and 7 letters in their last name``` ```Luke meets Yoda in the 47th minute of "The Empire Strikes Back"``` `47 cans of dog food fit in a shopping bag` ```There are 47 species of Mosquitos in California.``` ```The square root of 47 is an irrational number``` `In Panama, the Atlantic Ocean is 47 miles from the Pacific Ocean` 47 is the largest prime number whose digits are opposite each other in the number sequence 1-10. 47 is the only number which can be added to and multiplied by two to get answers who’s digits are reversed: 47+2=49 and 47 x 2=94 ```47 is a "triple prime." It is prime, the sum of its digits (11) is prime, and the sum of those digits (2) is also prime.``` ```The Pythagorean Theorem is Proposition 47 of Euclid's Elements.``` ```The Declaration of Independence consists of 47 sentences.``` ```Pancho Villa was killed with a barrage of 47 bullets.``` ``` Ceasar proclaimed "veni, vidi, vice" in 47 B.C.``` ```The tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are 47 degrees apart.``` ` The New Testament credits Jesus with 47 miracles.` ` Thomas Paine's original pamphlet entitled "Common Sense" was 47 pages long.` ` Rolaids consume 47 times its weight in excess stomach acid.` `It takes 47 divisions of one cell to produce the number of cells in the human body.` `Johnny Unitas threw touchdown passes in 47 consecutive games.` `The 23rd digit of pi is 4 and the 47th digit of pi is 7 and 23 is half of 47 rounded down.` ```Sir Francis Drake returned from his circumnavigation of the world with enough stolen Spanish treasure to repay his backers their investment 47 times over.``` ```The Earth's spin axis is tilted 23.5 degrees from the sun, so that the sun moves a total of 47 degrees from south to north across the Earth's sky between the winter and summer solstice.```