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...is the atomic number of indium.

...is the square of seven.

...is the record-breaking streak of undefeated games by Arsenal between 2003 and 2004.

...is the number of days of the Counting of the Omer in Judaism.

...is the code for international direct dial phone calls to Germany.

...is the age Alexander Hamilton died after being shot in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr (yes, that actually happened).

Oh, and most importantly, 49 is the age I turned today. I guess at some point I'm going to have to grow up.

I guess I'll wait until next year.

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    Christopher 4 months ago

    Been doing these every year on my birthday for several years now. Now I start the countdown for the big 5-0.

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    Jeff Taylor 4 months ago

    Bah! Did that one last year. Still haven't grown up. Still 5'3" :)

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    Christopher 4 months ago

    I've never been scared of a birthday, but 50 next year scares the hell out of me.

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    Jeff Taylor 4 months ago

    It's just a number. Just enjoy and have a good time!

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    Neville Hunt 4 months ago

    Missed it! Sorry! I hope you had a triff Birthday yesterday. Christopher! 49 is not so bad.... particularly if like me you’re actually 18 in your head. Enjoy the next 364 days big time.... and then you can relax! (although not really!)

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    Neville Hunt 4 months ago

    Also... good to know you’re up on your Arsenal stats! I’m sure I’ve bored you with this info already, but my paternal grandfather played for Arsenal around the turn of the century (the 20th one that is!). He was a real Gunner!

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    Christopher 4 months ago

    Thanks, Jeff.

    That's cool, Neville! I actually didn't know about that streak. I was looking up the significance of the number 49 and that popped up. I thought it was pretty impressive. Thanks for the well wishes.

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    Brian Mackinney 4 months ago

    Hated being 60 but had a week’s celebration when I was 80but I’m dreading 90.

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    Neville Hunt 4 months ago

    It’s just a number, Brian... but one that’s an excuse for a knees-up!🥳

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    Jeff Taylor 4 months ago

    Neville "49 shots" Hunt! 😁

    Christopher, I sincerely hope you had a great time and the hangover was worth it! 😄

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    Christopher 4 months ago

    Thanks, Brian.

    Thanks, Jeff. I didn't really do any celebrating (and I don't drink anyway).

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