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Friday, June 17, 2011

453 for me

I'm glad this is Friday. I have tired of my chosen theme this week, which was to write a blog talking about each number from 449 to 453. I have been doing math, researching history, combing the regulations that govern our society, and so on.

First the math:

453 has only two pairs of factors: 453 x 1 and 151 x 3

453 Grams is one gram less than a pound.

Now let's look at 453's historical and social meanings. I'll start with the most emotion-laden example first:

Sec. 453 of the Social Security Act states: the government shall create and operate a Federal Parent Locator Service, for the purpose of establishing parentage or establishing, setting the amount of, modifying, or enforcing child support obligations. The FPLS shall obtain information about or help find any individual obligated to pay child support, and/or against whom an obligation is sought. This may be shared with those to whom the money is owed or who have parental rights and/or custody. (FYI, I have no children, parental rights or obligations)

Model 453P is a pink umbrella stroller (very useful for parents).

Danner 453 represents a light, comfortable hiking boot (suitable for men who owe child support and occasionally push an umbrella stroller).

Opus 453 of Wolfgang Mozart is his 17th Piano Concerto. There are another 120 pages beyond this one (in case you'd like your child to learn to play it ... the lessons will cost a lot).
Number 453 of the Top 1000 Rock Songs of All Time is Joe Cocker's The Letter (written by Wayne Carson Thompson):

"Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane,
Ain't got time to take a fast train.
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home,
'Cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter"
 (no more child support, cause his baby just wrote him a letter and he's a-goin' home.)

Class 453 is a US Patent category for Coin Handling ideas. "includes machines and appliances employed for the purpose of handling coins (or checks or tokens similar in shape to coins and used as substitutes therefor), for facilitating the making of change, or for transferring change from a clerk / cashier to the customer."

Route 453 is a main road in at least 4 different countries. Here's a road sign from Japan's highway 453:

Part 453 is an intermediate setting wheel from an ETA 2892-A2 automatic-winding watch movement. I have several watches that use this part, and I can assure you it's much smaller than it appears in this illustration. It sits just under the date display window (here showing 20).

IH 453 was a special automatic, 4-way-leveling combine made by International Harvester to harvest crops that grow on hills or on sloping ground.

Bobcat 453 is a small skidsteer loader with lifting arms. By having each side's wheels driven independently from the other, skidsteer loaders are capable turning in their own length. They are compact and agile little multi-use tractors.

DR-453 is the Major Disaster Declaration issued by FEMA in Oklahoma on November 26, 1974 due to severe storms and flooding. Relief assistance was given to these counties: Canadian, Creek, Dewey, Grant, Lincoln, Logan, Major, Oklahoma, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Tulsa, and Washington. Rumor has it that Bobcat 453s may have been used in the clean up.

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