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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

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