Forty-seven years in the past at present, my mom Anne, my father Vladimir, my brother Sasha, and I arrived in america from what was then the Soviet Union (by means of Austria and Italy, the place we waited for our visas to come back by). Many, many thanks, America!
Why observe this on the forty seventh anniversary, you may ask? A number of years in the past, a buddy of mine introduced that she was going to be specifically celebrating not her round-number birthdays, however her prime ones. In spite of everything, we view 40 and 50 and the like as spherical numbers simply due to the sheer organic accident that we’ve got 5 fingers on every hand. If we had had six, 48 and 54 would have been spherical, and 40 and 50 would not be. (To make sure, we would in all probability be writing 48 and 54 as “40” and “46,” however that is a separate matter.)
However prime numbers are prime all of the universe over, no matter what number of fingers or no matter else a math-using creature may need. And naturally we’re in for a primary quantity drought between 47 and 53, so 47 is value noting.
This having been mentioned, I reserve the best to publish one thing for the fiftieth anniversary as effectively.