Post by stevemacdonald on Aug 3, 2011 16:08:40 GMT
By the way, my calculation of 8888 days for Hayley on 08/08/08 works only if we allow an extra day due to the huge time zone difference of New Zealand and also include the 8th of August in the overall total, so perhaps I'm cheating a little. But still, the number 8 is dominant for her this year: "Paradiso" has 8 letters; "Westenra" has 8 letters; she turned 24 this year and 2 x 4 = 8.
Thank you ever so much for the explanations. I spent far too much time looking at those numbers from a perspective down at the level of the "1961". The square roots of 2 and 3 and their relation to the diagonals of a square and cube at least I find understandable and interesting, but that golden ratio (which I had never even heard of) is light-years beyond my comprehension. The historical parts of Wikipedia's explanation of it were interesting. I shall be a little reluctant to spend much time on any numerical puzzle offerings that I may see from Paul in the future !!! Again, thanks, guys.