Sunday, November 18, 2007


Last night, at about 10:30 PM Eastern time, I reached twenty thousand hits. Peppylady was that twenty thousandth visitor. Be sure to run over there, say O HAI! and visit. She is in northern Idaho and I deeply admire her spirituality.

The graphic on the left is 20,000 in Roman Numerals according to the site Nova Roma. Twenty Ms? No wonder we use Hindu-Arabic numerals now. Nova Roma has a nifty numeral converter that's fun to use.

The Romans did not have a symbol for zero. Even without zero, Roman Numerals were used until Leonardo de Pisa (also known as Fibonacci) introduced Europe to the Hindu-Arabic numerals and number system in 1202. Fibonacci's bunny problem in his book Liber Abaci:

A certain man had one pair of rabbits together in a certain enclosed place, and one wishes to know how many are created from the pair in one year when it is the nature of them in a single month to bear another pair, and in the second month those born to bear also.



  1. Congrats,
    the 20,000 Roman Numeral is beautiful.

  2. Wow! Congratulations on 20K!

  3. 20,000 is awesome.. keep up the writing.. and happy Sunday today!

  4. wow!!!I was your 20,000 hit. Sure glad to read your blog.


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