You may not know this, but this is poll number 300.
300 is not just a perfect bowling score, a simply a triangular number (a type of number which has application in networking and round robin tournaments), or only the sum of a pair of twin primes (149 and 151—twin primes have a big part to play in sieve theory). It is not just the sum of ten consecutive primes (13 + 17 + 19 + 23 + 29 + 31 + 37 + 41 + 43 + 47), which is rather curious.
It also has a curious role in military history:
In the Old Testament, 300 of Israeli Judge Gideon’s followers were victorious against the Midianites According to Islamic tradition, 300 of ancient Israeli king Thalut’s soldiers were victorious against Goliath’s soldiers According to Herodotus, 300 ancient Spartans resisted a 1 million strong Persian invasion force during The Battle of Thermopylae In Islamic history, 300 of Muhammad’s followers were victorious in the Battle of Badr
Who knows what it means for Think, but here’s hoping for 300 more.
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- Cold Air
(23%, 37 Votes)
- Air Boulder
(13%, 21 Votes)
- Not Welcome
(58%, 92 Votes)
- None of the above (5%, 8 Votes)
Total Voters: 158