Happy Birthday, Anne

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.”

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But enough about me. Today is my beautiful wife Anne’s 44th birthday!

anne wheaton cupcake quarterly pinup
That’s her.

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!

Festive.
Festive.

44 is a tribonnacci number,
an octahedral number,
a palindromic number,
and a happy number!

The math is all there.
The math is all there.

…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.

ruthenium element 44

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:

hank aaron
Hank Aaron
Willie McCovey
Willie McCovey
Reggie Jackson
and Reggie Jackson

I don’t know who any of these people are because I do not have a symbolic horse mask for their sport.

wil wheaton horse mask
GO KINGS

.44 is the caliber of a swell handgun.

Always ask your parents before holding handguns.
Always ask your parents before holding handguns.

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.

There are approximately 99 problems with this image.
There are approximately 99 problems with this image.

Wyoming is the 44th state, and Barack Obama is the 44th president.

Nothing says happy birthday like Wyoming.
Nothing says happy birthday like Wyoming.
...or a president's face on your plush chest.
…or a president’s face on your plush chest.

44 is also the number of candles in a box of Hanukkah candles.

Czzhaappy czzzhchbirthday!
Czzhaappy czzzhchbirthday!

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.”

I'm told her and I met, but I don't remember. I was feeling strange, yet good that day.
I’m told her and I met, but I don’t remember. I was feeling strange, yet good that day.

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.

david fisher six feet under michael c hall

The events of the film Zenith also take place.

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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.

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