Hi. I’m Wil Wheaton. Actor, writer, geek icon, host and brewer. You know me from films like Jane White is Sick and Twisted, Fish Don’t Blink, and as Forest Ranger Gary Barton on the 1998 episode of Diagnosis Murder titled “Alienated.”
But enough about me. Today is my beautiful wife Anne’s 44th birthday!
I know, right? Go me!
To celebrate, I thought I’d share some facts about the number 44. Sit back and enjoy, as we learn together and have some fun!
44 is a tribonnacci number,
an octahedral number,
a palindromic number,
and a happy number!
…happy like how happy one should be to be the ripe young age of 44!
44 is the atomic number of ruthenium, an incredibly rare metal.
Much like the incredible rareness of my sterling wife. AMIRITE? I’m right.
44 is also the retired number of many baseball legends, such as:
I don’t know who any of these people are because I do not have a symbolic horse mask for their sport.
.44 is the caliber of a swell handgun.
Jay Z has a song called 44 fours, a sequel to his song 22 twos. And if Jay Z writes about it, you know it’s good.
Wyoming is the 44th state, and Barack Obama is the 44th president.
44 is also the number of candles in a box of Hanukkah candles.
On 8/8/1944, Brooke Bundy was born. She played the title role in Nightmare on Elm Street 3, and Sarah MacDougal in Star Trek TNG’s Season 1 stinker “The Naked Now.”
In 2044, fictional character David Fisher (played my Michael C Hall) from the fabulous HBO Series Six Feet Under is said to die, per the show’s series finale.
The events of the film Zenith also take place.
The two are unrelated.
And that’s all I’ve got! Thank you for joining me on this educational voyage through science, culture and nonsense.
Happy Birthday, Anne.