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TinaBina
08-03-2007, 09:48 PM
4 has always seemed very cooperative to me.

9 is very powerful, arrogant.

5 is rather jubilant, always happy.

trisherina
08-04-2007, 12:42 AM
3 gets along, with its three huggy little arms.

4 is such a pointy little martinet.

6 holds you a little in awe and can only look at you in sideways glances.

9, look -- you know you're a little overweight. Well, you are!

Tunesmith
08-04-2007, 02:08 AM
My friend's sister has mild synesthesia and has always associated numbers with different religions:


3 is Christian (no surprise there - Holy Trinity).

12 is Hindu. I don't know why.

8 is Jewish, I think.

and 32 is Buddhist, for some unknown reason.

I've always thought this is awesome. :D

zero
08-04-2007, 03:30 AM
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Odbe
08-04-2007, 04:21 AM
I've always fancied myself to be a bit of a synaesthete. The first time I read about synaesthesia I thought, "Hey, I thought that was just me."
I associate numbers strongly with colours, but sometimes more than one colour. 2 and 7 are troublesome like this. I also see expressions in the shape of the numbers, which is useful because it makes numbers stand out from other shapes.

1 is clean and very bright. Its colour is always near white.

5 is warm and like a husky voice. It is a pink-red or orange-red. It is usually friendly but can be rough by accident.

4 is logical, precise and ordered. It is hard and medium green.

6 is friendly and loving, but 8 is a number that I admire. It has style. It can sometimes be cold.

132 is a bit wild, like a food that has too much sugar to be edible.

178 is mysterious like the drain you explored as a kid.

Odbe
08-04-2007, 04:25 AM
For an experiment, I just wrote down the numbers 1-9 on pieces of paper and lined them up from lightest to darkest. This is what I got.

1
3
6
5
2
4
9
7
8

brightpearl
08-04-2007, 07:06 AM
3 is Christian (no surprise there - Holy Trinity).

12 is Hindu. I don't know why.

8 is Jewish, I think.

and 32 is Buddhist, for some unknown reason.

I've always thought this is awesome. :D

It's sometimes said that there are 12 principal dieties in Hinduism although some of them are paired. There is also a festival, Kumbh Mela, which occurs every twelve years, and there are 12 months and 6 seasons in the Hindu calendar.

8 nights of Hannukha?

And Buddha was said to have had 32 distingushing physical marks (http://buddhism.about.com/library/blbud32marks.htm).

TinaBina
08-06-2007, 04:11 PM
even numbers seem nicer to me than odd numbers.

Tunesmith
08-06-2007, 10:22 PM
It's sometimes said that there are 12 principal dieties in Hinduism although some of them are paired. There is also a festival, Kumbh Mela, which occurs every twelve years, and there are 12 months and 6 seasons in the Hindu calendar.

8 nights of Hannukha?

And Buddha was said to have had 32 distingushing physical marks (http://buddhism.about.com/library/blbud32marks.htm).

:eek:

Very possible, all of them! I'll ask her the next time she's back from college.

Tunesmith
08-06-2007, 10:27 PM
Apparently, when I was four and learning to count, I never liked the number 15.

My parents have home videos of me counting "13...14...16...17...", and when asked why 15 is skipped, I reply "I hate fifteen."

I was a strange little kid...

Tunesmith
08-06-2007, 10:34 PM
And Buddha was said to have had 32 distingushing physical marks (http://buddhism.about.com/library/blbud32marks.htm).

Y'know, it seems like some of those are kind of improbable...

I mean, "eyelashes like those of an ox"? A "torso like that of a lion?" A "head shaped like a turban"?

I guess a modern Buddha would have to undergo plastic surgery for fit those requirements. :D

Jack Flanders
08-07-2007, 01:09 AM
8 is my # and not religious.

lukkucairi
08-07-2007, 03:43 AM
42 and its multiples have been following me lately.

somewhere, Douglas Adams is laughing :p

Stephi_B
08-07-2007, 05:57 AM
8 is my # and not religious.

Really!! Mine too :) (also have a thing for 17, 26 and so on)
Before that 7 and 11 used to be my numbers, but dunno they totally lost the vibe they had for me.

zero
08-07-2007, 05:48 PM
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T.I.P.
08-08-2007, 07:23 AM
numbers are my friends, my family, my children, and I love them all equally.

Stephi_B
08-08-2007, 08:00 AM
^ geek you :)

Have no serious issue with any of the natural numbers, only 5 seems a bit cold to me and 10 is boring (a friend of mine hates the 10, she'd for example never board a plane or do something important on the 10th of a month...)

8 (infinity turned by +/-90, two zeros stacked on each other, the power of the first two prime numbers, i.e. 2^3, and something else I cannot explain in words) and 0 (mysterious and pure) are particularly lovely to me, as are π and i (got a thing for everything complex ;)).

T.I.P.
08-08-2007, 08:33 AM
10 is boring

how could one view 10 as boring ?

it contains

1: the whole, everything

&

0: the void, nothing

what else could you ask of a number ?

brightpearl
08-08-2007, 08:35 AM
(got a thing for everything complex ;)).

Nah, you're just a pi n the i kind of person.

brightpearl
08-08-2007, 08:38 AM
how could one view 10 as boring ?

it contains

1: the whole, everything

&

0: the void, nothing

what else could you ask of a number ?

Oooh.
So it turns out 10 can't be divided after all.

I wish I could spread that on toast and eat it.

Stephi_B
08-08-2007, 08:39 AM
Aye, you speak truth T.I.P.! Plus 10 doubles in binary, have to readjust my opinion on 10 a bit maybe... But I insist on 5 being a cold number ;)

Stephi_B
08-08-2007, 08:42 AM
Nah, you're just a pi n the i kind of person.

Got pie in the eye? Oops ;)

Odbe
08-10-2007, 03:22 AM
even numbers seem nicer to me than odd numbers.

Even numbers play by the rules, but odd numbers are more interesting.