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Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 08:36:39 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: John Grisham 47s

Some 47 sightings in John Grisham's novel, "The Chamber"...

- There are 47 inmates on death row.

- The main character has been ruled on by 47 judges.

Other sightings...

- Novell NetWare 3.12 has a maximum server name length of 47 characters.

- Total production of the Porsche 914/6 GT racecar was 47.


Date: Mon, 16 Sep 1996 11:27:49 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 47 47s and other crap

When utilizing the search string "47" on Yahoo, 47 sites are found
containing "47" !!!

(at least, as of 9/15/96)


Granite Park Chalet in Glacier National Park, Montana, is installing
expensive new outhouses to meet sanitation codes. While visiting one
of the current outhouses I looked up to see a counter attached to the
inside of the door used to register traffic. I was visitor 47.

Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 14:43:21 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: latest 47s

Three recent sightings:

1. In the same day I saw Taxi #47 and Ambulance #1447.

2. In the movie "The Nutty Professor" Eddie Murphy's character attends the
47th Annual Alumni Banquet.

3. I saw a report on my local TV station regarding security checks at the
Republican National Convention. At the end of the story, the reporter
arrives at the location of his network's camera and broadcast #47.

WEIRDNUZ.443 (News of the Weird, August 2, 1996)
by Chuck Shepherd


* In June a judge in Anderson, Ind., first set bail at $10,000 for
Virldeen Redmon, 67, who had been arrested for public
intoxication and driving with a suspended license. However, he
raised the bail to $100,000 when he saw Redmon's record: He
has been arrested nearly 400 times on alcohol charges since 1947,
had his driver's license suspended 33 times between 1947 and
1976, and had his license suspended "for life" in 1977. [Boston
Sunday Herald-AP, 6-23-96]

PS: Issue #447 is coming up!

I am maintaining a site for the Philadelphia Trolley Coalition where
I have put lots of 47s. I give the time of when the page was revised
in a footer on every page. I got sick and tired of changing the time,
so I just change the date and keep the time 11:47:47.
Why? A bit of a homage to Star Trek and to add a bit of humour.
If you want to take a look it is at:

I am also responsible for yet another 47, the caption for a photo,
"NYCTA RTS II bus in the snow at 47th and Madison" at:
That one wasn't intentional, though.

Oh, no the phone number for my favorite Chineese resturant has a 47
in it! Ah! They are everywhere!

-Jason DeCesare


I was looking at some more pages I had a hand in and found a few more 47s!

SEPTA Transit Museum Fact Sheet:
This page has 3 47s.
"Built in 1947. . . stands 47-feet long. . . It first operated May 11,
1947. . ."

They are everywhere!

-Jason DeCesare


Hey - didjya know that Keith Moon was born in 1947?

WEIRDNUZ.442 (News of the Weird, July 26, 1996)
by Chuck Shepherd


* According to the San Jose Mercury News, the only injury from
the May 21 Calaveras earthquake (magnitude, 4.7) near San
Francisco was to Edvardo Meneses, 21, who thought the quake
was a break-in in his home. He grabbed his gun, and as he was
running up the stairs to protect his mother, he shot himself in the
leg. [San Jose Mercury News, 5-22-96]

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