Saturday, June 11, 2011

84 Days: Another Empty Number

Today coincides with another number that doesn't currently have a set of Georgia pads to call home. Considering this, we have to have a space filler. What's a better space filler than random facts about the number 84? Well, I can't think of one so here goes...
  • Magic Johnson's NBA Final's assist record is 84 over a six game series.
  • It's the ISBN identifier for books published in Spain. You're dying to check out your bookshelf to see if you have any books that bear these two digits, aren't you?
  • The John Larroquette Show ran for 84 episodes from 1993 to 1996. I don't know about you I can't tell you how much I miss a show that carries the name of a guy who plays a guy by a different name on the show. Seriously, that's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard.
  • Apparently a town in Pennsylvania ran out of options, so they just named their town "Eight Four". In a related story, the town is home to the world headquarters of 84 Lumber. I guess that makes a little more sense now.
  • The town above was originally named Smithville, but because of some postal confusion, the town's name was changed to 84 on July 28, 1884. Concurrently, any mention of the word number "84" within the town limits creates an electronic fog which causes time distortions, wormholes, and as some speculate, random sightings of Sasquatch and chupacabras.
  • The atomic number of polonium, an extremely rare radioactive element.
  • Harpoon missiles carry 84 as their model number.
That's about it for 84. I did think about overviewing the 1984 Dawgs' squad, but I realized that the season ended in a tie in the Cirtrus Bowl, thus negating any possible good reason for actually playing the game.

Next up: No. 83, Cornelius Washington

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