Frisk #173

Odds bodkins, it’s Frisk #173! In the study of integers, 173 is what’s known as an ‘odious number’ – a non-negative number with an odd number of 1s in its binary expression. If a number isn’t odious, it’s an ‘evil number’. Oh, mathematicians – you so crazy.

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19th April 2017

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Frisk #172

Toss the salad, it’s Frisk #172! Champion high-diver Dana Kunze holds the world record for diving from 172 feet up. That’s a really long way. His trunks caught fire when he re-entered the ionosphere. (Possibly.)

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12th April 2017

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Remark #29

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10th April 2017

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Frisk #171

Splice the mainbrace, it’s Frisk #171! In Brazilian Portuguese, um-sete-um (one-seven-one) is slang for a grifter or compulsive liar, thanks to Article 171 of the penal code which defines the crime of estelionato – a.k.a. scams and confidence tricks. That’s not to say this week’s Frisk is a pack of lies, obvs. Some of it is grounded in fact.

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29th March 2017

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Frisk #170

Stone the crows, it’s Frisk #170! That was the year in which Marcus Aurelius ordered humane treatment for slaves throughout the Roman Empire. It’s also the State Route number of the Hollywood Freeway, one of the USA’s busiest roads. We ran these two facts through the computer and they don’t intersect at all.

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22nd March 2017

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Frisk #169

Change the bulb, it’s Frisk #169! That was Dave Lister’s crew number in the first series of Red Dwarf. (Then they decided that 169 people couldn’t have been a big enough crew for a spaceship of that size, and revised the figure to 1,169. If you want nerdy Red Dwarf facts, you come to me…)

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15th March 2017

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Frisk #168

Chase the ace, it’s Frisk #168! Tracy 168 is an iconic New York graffiti artist who popularised the ‘Wildstyle’ aesthetic of interwoven letters and shapes. There you go, you’ve learned something – anything else you read hereafter may be considered a bonus.

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8th March 2017

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Remark #28

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6th March 2017

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