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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What is a 451?

This is the 451st post in the daily Excel Math blog. (If this is your first visit, I am using the numbers of the postings as themes this week.) Although # 451 seems like a lot, I noticed that today's issue of the Financial Times newspaper is # 37,644!

So what things can we do today with the number 451? What can it mean?
  • It's the title of a book by Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451
  • It's a consulting company: 451's analysts focus on IT innovation, providing insight into the market and competitive dynamics in emerging technology segments. Vendors, investors, service-providers and end-users rely on 451 to assist their strategic and tactical decision-making.
  • It's an agency: 451 Marketing is a 20-person, Boston-based, in-bound consumer public relations, social media and search marketing agency that focuses on blogger relations, search- and social-optimized press releases, social media accounts and developing keyword-rich client content.
  • It's a former Internet Press: 451press.com was originally launched as a multiple-author, multiple-site, blog network back in 2006 but it shut down without a profit in July of 2009.
  • It's a restaurant: Zed451 has redefined fine dining - where for $48, engaging chefs serve you tableside with steaks, ribs, seafood, poultry and game, while a hefty bounty of soups, salads, fresh vegetables, cheeses and breads awaits at massive Seasonal Harvest Tables, all within a warm landscape of natural elements with a stylized edge.
  • It's a Federal Regulation: Part 451, Awards: authorizes US agencies to pay cash, grant time off, and incur expenses for honorary recognition of an employee. It requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to regulate this recognizing and rewarding; covers funding cash awards for members of the armed forces for the adoption of their suggestions, inventions, or scientific achievements; and delegates authority to OPM (from the President), so cash awards may be given to those who would not otherwise be eligible.
  • It's a tax topic: Topic 451 describes individual retirement arrangements - personal savings plans which allow you to set aside money for retirement, while offering some advantages in deferring taxes. It describes setting up IRAs with banks, financial institutions, mutual funds, or life insurance companies.
  • It was a year: 451 is the date of the Fourth Ecumenical Council. Although they settled 30 other issues, Roman Catholic and Orthodox delegates split over a definition of the essential nature of Jesus, some saying (1) in Jesus Christ both Divinity and Humanity are united without separation, confusion or alteration, while opposing points of view held that (2) Jesus' Humanity is absorbed by his Deity or (3) the Divinity and Humanity of Christ were separate, as if two persons living in the same body.
  • It is a medical code: ICD-9-CM 451.0 is a set of 5 medical codes that specify a diagnosis of Phlebitis or thrombophlebitis in the legs (diseases of the circulatory system) on an insurance reimbursement claim.
Sheesh! This is fascinating, but I'm going to quit sitting in this chair and go out for a walk before I get a 451!