'Why size is the least exciting thing about data.'
by Giles Hedger.
Jiminy crickets, it’s Frisk #068. Standby for the usual number facts… 68 is the atomic number of erbium, it’s restaurant slang for ‘put back on the menu’ (the reverse of 86, ‘remove from the menu’), and it’s the largest number to be the sum of two primes in two different ways (7+61; 31+37). But you knew that.
Atelier, our lifestyle and luxury division, are pleased to announce the launch of ghd's Christmas campaign: #getthehintdarling. The press campaign launched on Monday 27th October, featuring models such as Jibby Beane asking questions like “Do I look like I want a cardie for Christmas?”
Well, would you look at that? It’s Frisk #067! And you know what the number 67 means? Yes, of course, it’s the number of throws in judo, the number of counties in Florida (and Pennsylvania, and Alabama), the atomic number of holmium, the sum of five consecutive primes (7, 11, 13, 17, 19), and the name of a junior ice hockey team in Ottawa. Also, ‘at sixes and sevens’ is a British idiom to denote a state of disorder and disarray. There are a number of different potential origins, look it up.
In an unprecedented move, McDonald's have been crowdsourcing menu ideas...
Man alive, it’s Frisk #066! And you know about the number 66, right? Yes indeed, it’s the international direct dialling code for Thailand, quite a big road in the US, the atomic number of dysprosium, the prepared order for clone troopers to kill Jedi, a German card game, the number of chapters in the book of Isaiah, and the number of hot dogs eaten by world record holder Joey Chestnut in 15 minutes at the 2007 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championships.
For this month's Frisk special we’ve decided to take a bit of a sidestep and look at something unusual: Broadcasting & Content
It makes sense, really. Cast your mind back a couple of decades and you’ll remember a world of limited channels, real-time viewing, passive media consumption… a totally different landscape to today. Manufacturers act as broadcasters, viewers dictate and shape content, it’s a far more inclusive, dynamic and all-encompassing scene.
So, within this little round-up you’ll find a number of examples of just how things are changing, and how we’re involved in it all. Click here.
Strike a light, it’s Frisk #064! And you know about the number 64, yes? It’s the square of 8, the cube of 4, and the sixth power of 2. It’s also the number of squares on a chess board, the number of Braille characters in the old 6-dot system, a nickname for a 1964 Chevrolet Impala (just ask any 1990s G-funk rapper), the maximum stack size in Minecraft, and the number of demons in the Dictionnaire Infernal. So there.