Occurances of the number 23

This is a list of strange and sychronistic sightings of the number 23 made by web denizens who happend this way.

To add your own 23 sighting - Please fill in this form.

Irreverend Elseware

In the university coffee bar, this morning, one of the fruit machines went nuts - it beeped the same beep again and again and did nothing else except continually flash the number 23 on it's LCD screen. It kept it up until someone turned it off.

The Beast

Even I, the antichrist, am a discordian.
It's true! 2 divided by 3 (to 3 sig. fig. is...)

0.666 !


B - the Eristic Cyberwitch

I've figured out a huge problem with mainstream magic...
Midnight is NOT the appointed hour. It's 37 minutes late.
The true time. The time to make things happen is
-- THIRTY-SEVEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT --
When your digital watch reads 23:23

Anonymous

While looking through a Christmas toy catalogue yesterday, I spotted that if I turned the catalogue upside down, the ribbon on a kite illustrated there was twisted to form the number 23, plainly and for all to see.

Dominic Turner (Brunei)

I shagged 23 girls/boys/grannies and assorted animals in fresher's week!.
Yea! Surely the lord hath spoken upon me.

Scary R

The 23rd day, of May (the 5th month - 2+3) has always much strangeness about it, I have always found it necessary upon this date to check skywards frequently, as there is a good chance that a piano will fall upon my head. I do miss Derek!!

High Reverand Fenderson Hagbard, Church of Eris, Ollave/Ophilia Cabal, AC, TAC, IR

17 is the hexadecimal representation of 23. 17 is sacred too, but for
other, less obvious reasons.

The street address of one of my favorite restaurants is 2224.

The number of the bus I ride is 1723.

I was on a road trip one evening. I passed county road 230, FM 2323,
and FM 1705.

I was born at 4:19am. (4+19 is 23)

The speed of light is 299792458 m/s. 2+9+9+7+9+2+4+5+8=55=[5+(2*3)]*5

The speed of light * 23 = 6895226534 6+8+9+5+2+2+6+5+3+4=50
Wow.

The speed of light * 17 = 5096471786 5+0+9+6+4+7+1+7+8+6=53
53=23+(5*2*3)

Mordicai Kallisti

I saw it...sitting there above my bed...floating on thin air...spinning
and then it disappeared...tanj, the tab must have worn off!

Saint Quaestor Pedanticus

My Discordian Page is called Page 23. Nothing odd about that. However, I was disturbed to find that while flicking through an old copy of Micro Mart (yes, I was bored) I cam across an advert which said boldly Page 23!It's worth remembering!. Here was a computer company that insisted on placing its advert on p23 of MicroMart...

Rear Admiral Ramses the Poot of the Erisian Navel Forces

On America Online there are only 23 people allowed in a chat room at one time.
Even more odder, the new symbol for AOL looks a whole lot an EYE in a PYRAMID!
23 is the number of chromosomes contained in Mr. Sperm...

Rear Admiral Ramses the Poot of the Erisian Navel Forces

On America Online there are only 23 people allowed in a chat room at one time.
Even more odder, the new symbol for AOL looks a whole lot an EYE in a PYRAMID!
23 is the number of chromosomes contained in Mr. Sperm...

Rev. Ghestahdt The Arborial, USC, POEE, POPE

The band Ween's first album named "The Pod" was made under
the influence of FIVE cans of scotchguard in the apt. the lived at
for 23 months, and has exactly 23 songs...

Fnord BOOGnish Mang.!

Phil Glanville

You're almost right - 23 is everywhere, but only as a corruption of 32, which
is itself a manifestation of The Digits, the hallowed 532.
http://www.soton.ac.uk/~glanv/weird/fivethreetwo.html has all the information,
Beware the evils of 721!

Rev. Dr. Prince Mu-Chao, the Utterly Bovine

Evening, Erisian fellows! Ever add the letters of the four branches of the United States Armed Forces? (Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines).....Of course, the Coast Guard makes FIVE....

The Midnihgt Bomber What Bombs At Midnight

I fooled around with TWENTY-THREE women before I got oral sex. Is someone setting me up???????????????????????

Lord Randomfactor Theophobia the Higher

Twelve monkeys (hmm...) was released on the 5th day of the year.

This self same night, Illuminatus Matt Groening provided us with 5 discodian references on The Simpsons.
(Including the FIVE simpson family members standing in a pentagon at the intersection of 5 states, and Mr. Burns mumbling "23 skidoo".

...

I just happend to notice one day in biology class that even Mother nature was a fellow 23 conspiritor. There are 23 chromasones in every human sperm and egg!!! also 23*3=69 (what fun!). The X-files is made by Ten Thirteen productions (10+13=23), also on the particular episode that I noticed this, the number of the abondoned missle silo that they kept the alien ship in was 1013.

Ubiqitus (@netaxis.com)

Ok, listen up:
Divide 2 by 3, and you get 1.5. Times that by 5 and you get 7.5. Add 23 to this and you get 30.5. Round this up to 31, and you get the exact number of CDs my friend Bob owns!!!

Prety fnordfresh, eh?

Gen. Emanuel Labour of Dishwasher's Local 23

Julius Caeser recieved 23 stab which (coincidentally enough) happened to end his life.

Rev. pAx /\/o\/Us KSC.

Eye \/\/ould \/ErYmuch liKe to say ThaT I hAv e 23 toes
bUtt i do/\/'t.

TLI

51 is twice 23 (and a little bit)

Jemma LaRoche or jemma@vcn.net

There have been several since the summer of '91:
The first issues of Tank Girl-published in the first issues of Deadline Magazine U.K.-feature Tank Girl and co. emblazoned with the number 23.
William S. Burroughs has a serious fetish with the number 23.
Psychic Warriors ov Gaia have a serious fetish with 23 also.
I was taught Honors English as a senior in high school by a woman who made it a point to teach us the importance of "5".
These are just a few... amoungst many unmetionables and those silly little occurances and nuances.

Graham the Happy Scum KSC Kotf BWPG, Grudnuk in Extremis Cabal, Terra.

Umm, I was born on the 23rd of September 1973.
23+5*10=73... pity about the 9.

GtHS (yeah the same one as above)

Sh!t, I also remembered. Tom Robbins the author refuses to get out of bed in the morning until he hears 23 mentioned on the radio. Turns out he is usually out of bed by 8am.

Heather A. Grantham

Today, as I prepared to enter the bus it began pulling away.
The driver, (at the time I thought fortunately but was soon
proved VERY wrong) saw me despairingly looking through the
door as he began his departure. He stopped and opened the
door for me. However, he was looking down from his almighty
bus driver pedestal with utter contempt for his tardy, would
be passenger. I then politely told him in no uncertain terms
that if he was going to be an a**hole about it that I'd wait
for the next bus.
As he was driving off I thought I'd best make a note of the
number of the bus so as to enable future complaints to the bus
company....................Bus # 23!!!!!

Rev. Harlequin Jester KSC, DMV, THX1138

I was eating Doritoes the other day and I decided to count the doritoes
in my Grab-BagTM. There were 23 doritoes in the bag!
THEY are using powerful subliminals on us! Beware Frito-Lay!

Boring person who hosts irrelavant information

you need only 23 people in a room to stand an even chance of two of them sharing the same birthday. Work it out - if you're sad enough.

El Diablo

Yes ... It is I the archangel. My analytical children of darkness have
pleased me so i will humor you with yet another math trick:
6+6+6+2+3=23
Feel my presence within...

Cardinal KILBOTzero

Cardinal KILBOTzero

Check out that infamous Chicagoan Michael Jordan probably the most visible sports figure on Earth, due to his shameless peddling of worthless products that could scarcely need his endorsement. What's that emblazoned across his jersey?

The Rev. Aardvarc

Fear not you followers of THAT number, after 1994 we shall never have to endure another year of digits that add to produce that number.
Well not in this lifetime, just watch out for the next!!!

william meredith-104.n oxford ave ventnor nj 08406

every time i look at a clock, any clock i see some multiple
of three it is usually always 9 . last summer i did see a
lot of twenty3s and 11:11s.i think each number should get a
query pagesuch as this one.23

SCARED

The date today is.... scary

Elseware

3/4 through and I'm still OK!

Elseware

Yes I know, but I'm 3/4's
of the way through without (serious) incident
(touch wood-look finish table top).

Hm. The shopping channel (QVC) is channel 23 -> maybe
it has something to do with advertising.

Pope Papal Pimple Pus

It is 5/23 as I read this page for the first time.

Elseware

The Simpsons - Bart is being chased by a mob.
Bart: 'wait - I can explain'
Member of Mob: 'how long is this going to take'
Bart: 'about 23 minutes and 5 seconds'

Blatent eh?

Abraxas Sardonica (chrisst@impropaganda.com)

Hey, just thought I'd let you know I'm linking my
23 page to yours. Hope ya don't mind.
http://www.impropaganda.com/23.html.
Hail Eris!

Episkopos Kartimmus Slap of the Obaw Cabal

Genesis 1:23

"And the evening and the morning were the fifth day."

Irritating eh? They were taunting us from that far back.
Course the whole book is filled with this kind of junk.
Just look at genesis book one.
http://www.garg.com/bible

Carole Marcum

As relates to the D&M Pyramid on Mars in the Anomalies Department, the SqRts of 2 and 3 seem to appear more than coincidentally among the angles. These play a starring role in tetrahedral hyperdimensional physics. Also, architects of old considered forms based on the SqRts of 2, 3, and 5 as having the most appealing esthetics and used them often in their designs.

FNORD

It wandered past me as I was going to the loo. I said high and it said very.

Chris the irreverent

Add the number of letters in my name: Christopher Simon Elliott.

William Brian Edward James

Note the total # of letters in my name.
The first letter of my name W is the 23rd letter of the alphabet.
I've also had an uncountable # occurrences with the #23.
And I just found out it was already a famous number.
Is this bad?

Entropy, ordained sillyhead

The 23rd letter, W, is the name of our beloved channelservice
bot on Undernet IRC. Lot of free thinkers there too...

Elseware - the (secret) web master.

This is at least the second person I have met who has ind-
ependantly discovered the number 23. A girl I know IRL was
in my house a few months back, and noticed a 23 sign that
someone (not me) had left on the wall. She said "ARRGH AGHRH!
ARGHAGR. That number turns up everywhere - I think it must
be unlucky for me.".

She was Really badly freaked out when I told her about
all the illuminatus/burroughs/discordian/rankin references.

Maybe it shook her reality a bit - it needed it.

Jahan

Of course we all know the default port number for the telnet protocol...

m'Eniac the Fuddlemeister, Keeper of the Lone Synapse

It's in the _Principia_, right where it says what "Ewige Blumenkraft" is in Polish!
I'm Polish, I should know. it says: "WIECZNY KWIAT WTADZA". Now, there are *two* errors
in the *third* word. The errors are: (1) the word should end with a "Y", not "A" (genitive form
of the noun, FWIW) (2) Common mistake of transliteration: the second letter of the third word
is not a "T", it is a "L/" (overlay the slash onto the vertical bar of the "L" pronounced like the first sound of "Whew"). Two errors, third word. Hail Eris!

Al

There were these dudes going round in black UN combats
displaying the moniker "SPIRAL NETWORK 23", on the 23/5/1996
I am led to believe this is a part of acid subculture
(certainly that day was a lycergic day) but know nothing else.
Somebody please tell me more.

Elseware

Club culture seems to have picked up on it:
In "frontline" an army surplus and stuff shop in
Southampton (where KC is based) there was
these bright red bomber jackets with DNA-23 on the
back... Hmm.

Ste3ve (the 3 is silent FNORD)

In the most excellently Eristic film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'...
"Roger, we already dropped the refrigerator on your head 23 times!"

DarkElf23

When I was at the local post office one day with a friend, I was thinking of Eris and chaos in general (which I do frequently). When I was going to take a queue number slip, the machine didn't work at first. Eris!, I thought, and pressed again (or if my did, I can't remember). Out came number 5-2-3. I still have that paper slip. If anyone for some reason unknown would want a scan of it, mail me at m-15340@mailbox.swipnet.se.

DarkElf23

When I was at the local post office one day with a friend, I was thinking of Eris and chaos in general (which I do frequently). When I was going to take a queue number slip, the machine didn't work at first. Eris!, I thought, and pressed again (or if my did, I can't remember). Out came number 5-2-3. I still have that paper slip. If anyone for some reason unknown would want a scan of it, mail me at m-15340@mailbox.swipnet.se.

Elseware

Don't worry, after a while you'll find things like that
seem quite normal. You get steadily less worried while
your friends get steadily more.

Pope Joel Fenderson Gomorah Putrebucket

Yea, unto me came the day of my birth, whence I was ripped from
the undifferentiated conciousness of Holy Chaos, 3/23/1973.
Though my conciousness is represented in diversity throughout
eternal mass schizophrenia, IWE shall reintegrate 12/10/2012.

All hail Discordia!!!!Hail Eris!!!Hail Eros!!!! IA Pan Pangenitor!!!
HAIL YES!!!!

T.E.C.

Professor Illuminatus (fastcat@worldchat.com)

Illuminati Mathematics translate to the following equation
which I outlined in my book The Illuminati Connection (reviewed
by Robert Anton Wilson in Gnosis in 88 or 89).
It solves the puzzle of the 17-23 connection (this is REAL
Illuminati stuff from a 1935 manuscript).
ERIS = 5+4+3+5=17=8
EREBUS = 5+4+5+2+2+5=23=5
Thus God is Erebus and 23 and Goddess is Eris and 17


Professor Illuminatus (fastcat@worldchat.com)

Illuminati Mathematics translate to the following equation
which I outlined in my book The Illuminati Connection (reviewed
by Robert Anton Wilson in Gnosis in 88 or 89).
It solves the puzzle of the 17-23 connection (this is REAL
Illuminati stuff from a 1935 manuscript).
ERIS = 5+4+3+5=17=8
EREBUS = 5+4+5+2+2+5=23=5
Thus God is Erebus and 23 and Goddess is Eris and 17


ChromeDog - Son of Eris

Though watching was difficult...
I was delivered in St.Andrews Scotland by midwives
at 11:00pm (2300) on 05/23/55...
...some are born erisian.... some achieve discord...
and some are taken to the USA by their parents...
Curb You Dogma!

Thee Ancient And Occult Caledonian Order Ov Illuminated Mysticks

Thee Order has done research to the result that despite the
repeated occurences of 23 which occur repeatedly the number
23 is also notable for its absence in any numerically
repeating occurences where it does not actually occur
repeatedly.

Reverend X Sells

Reverend X Sells

In Ashland, Oregon, a small college town near the California border, the local Masons Lodge does not have a visible address number on the outside of the building, but the numbers run odd on it's side of the street, and the two buildings on each side of the Lodge are 21 and 25.

Bob the Big Fish

In the Movie "The Net" the files transferred at the end of the movie begin with the number 23

Carnifex Pilate

When doing an Excite search for discordian topics, the number of pages found was 207151. This leads to 23 by way of 20+[(7+1-5)*1].

My name is Mokus

I only recently realized the importance of the number twenty-three, but I am already making progress in discovering the applications of the law of fives.
Notice: 5 x 23 = 90, and 9 + 0 = 9. Also notice: 32 - 23 = 9, 9 * 5 = 45, and 4 + 5 = 9.
I think I'm on to something! I think this deserves a follow-up!

Mokus again

I just performed a Webcrawler search for "23", and it returned 44758 results!
Adding the digits, we get 4 + 4 + 7 + 5 + 8 = 28, which is exactly 23 + 5!!!!

Elseware

Simpsons Discordia

This week in the sunday episode of the "simpsons", Mr Burns
was about to kick an American football. His number chant
type thing was:

Hut, Hut, 23, Skidoo

Jumbo the Shrimp

The Dog Days celebrate the heliacal rising of Sirius the Dog star. The Egyptians originally based their calendar on this phenomenon starting on July 23rd, culminating on Aug. 11th. Nowadays The Dog days start on the 3rd of July while the star rises on the 23rd of July. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans held the common belief that dogs of all varieties went mad and the heat of the dog star contributed to the heat of the day. Weird huh?

Lord Avangion the Ininimical, KSC

My birthday is 5/7. 5+7=12+5=17=8+5 My best friend's birthday
is on 5/8. I will also note that 8 = 2^3.
42 = Life, the Universe, and Everything. 4*2=8 (see above)
There are 6 Vampiric traditions. 6 = 2*3
The letter W is the first letter of Woman and Womb. The copulating
female supposedly looks like a W (leg positions) as do the
female breasts. W is the 23rd letter of the alphabet. I'm not
being sexist this was taken directly from our most sacred text
Illuminatus! on this the 17th day of August (6 letters in August=2*3)
and 17 is 23 in hex (also see above for 1+7=8=2^3).
I have better ones that I'll add when I think of them, and hopefully
not personal ones.

August Stewart Johnston

1. Watchout for 32 too.
2. If something costs 77 cents then your change from a dollar
would be........ (so watchout for those 77's too).
3. I was born on 9/2/70. (year+month-day=77)
4. Check out line entry #5 at
http://www.css.tayloru.edu/~gbeeley/WWW_BIBLE/14.2-chronicles.023.html
5. This is nice .....
http://www.transmission23.com/stimulation/timothy/semen23.html

Foy323

http://www.sna.com/foy323/23story.html

Reverend Knight Templar Zed Nihil

After initiating a search for the amount of sights on the
Web using the keyword "lovecraft," the Yahoo! browser
informed me that it had come up with 23!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(i'll be jiggered! Hail Eris! testify!)

rev. k.t. z. Nihil

number of sights concerning "crowley" using Yahoo! =28
28-5=23!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rev. tum pluckered

first off i was born on march 23 1974,- in '97 i'll turn 23- i live in tenn and my voters registration is in the 23rd congressionall district, my Ph# is 661-6923 -
(as assigned by the phone company) here in nashville the "burrough's florist is on the 23rd block of charlotte ave, along with a post office and the west n-ville mason's loge.

Yellow Galactic Seed

I've seen this number everywhere after I watched a Total
Solar Eclipse during the Summer of 1994...

A Gaia Warrior told me to watch out and look for it.

In Lakech !

Peter Hoffman

According to the ancient historian/biographer Plutarch,
Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times.

Climaction

World Wide Web -- conspicuous use of the 23rd letter of the alphabet

penance

the gothic/industrial band penal colony has an album
'5 man job'(2+3=5) they have a song called 'freemasons of
enochian magick'. the main chorus is, "we are the sons,
the 23 sons, the 23 sons of enochian magick".
plus! my e-mail address is penance23@prodigy.com

sexonwheelz, Minister of Pain

Spiro Agnew, Richard M. Nixon's fated VP, died yesterday, 09/18/96, *23* years
after he was impeached from the Vice Presidency.

0+9+1+8+9+6 = 33, 33-10 = 23

Professor Eremitus

I first located this page on the Internet at approximately 11:30 p.m.(1+1+3=5)on 23 September 1996. Unfortunately, I had some other things I had to do and didn't get to read it until past midnight, thus 24 September--but 9 (September)+2+4=15/3=5.

Graham the Happy Scum

I turned 23 on the 23rd of this month (september).
Nothing bad happened. I've already noted this, but as
it's finally happened, I figured I'd tell everyone. bewdy.
Oh yeah, and the Terran Grudnukian Year begins on March
23. Go figure.

brunehilde von madschenshmecker, G3AF

there are hidden 23's in the following meryl streep movies:she-devil (cereal box on breakfast table),death becomes her (m.s. tells isabella rosellini she looks 23),almost a 23 in postcards from the edge (groovy bar band scene at end of movie) & i think there's a 23 in deer hunter somewhere. if you know of any more please e-mail me at su6201@wcu.edu. KALLISTI!!!!!

Eris Toy

On average every 23rd wave crashing to shore is twice as big as the others. Bob Dole wants to cut 23% of federal programs. The hot new diet pill is the first to be approved by the FDA in 23 years.

Eris Toy

The source for the latter 2/3 of the last entry is Time mag. dated September 23, 1996.

Robot Monster

World Wide Web=WWW
W=23rd letter of alphabet
WWW=23 three times

Soilent Green

Soilent Green

the 23rd letter of the greek alphabet is psi. like the name for 'shrooms. really. i read it. in a book. maybe. ok.

Trellieros the skinny, Pontifex Dementissimus, Yoconapatawpha Cabal

Take a look at the recently released Tool album AEnima.
You see those wierd moving eyes on the cover art? There
are 32 of them, and 32 is just 23 backwards (!). Also, I'm
becoming suspicious about a manifestation of the law of
fives: Stop sometime and count the number of digits on the
average mammal's paw (H. sapiens will do for a mammal).
Further research into this phenomenon must be conducted.

Heute die Welt, Morgens das Sonnensystem!

) (

Yole

Henry Price -
"Founder of Duly Constituted Masonry in America"

His monument in the cemetary in the town of Townsend, MA
is an obelisk exactly 69" tall (69/3=23)and on one face
it is engraved with the following information:
"Born in London about 1697, removed to Boston about 1723..."

The monument is made of 3 pieces - base, block, and cap.
The monument carved on 2 sides - the east and west faces.
There is no date of death on the monument.

He Who Has No Name, (and it not 23 letters long)

I saw an entire webpage filled with the number 23,
I think there were at least 23 entries....

The Keeper O' The Shrine

2^(2+3)=32, which is 23 backwards

The Keeper O' The Shrine

2^(2+3)=32, which is 23 backwards

brunehilde von madschenschmecker, G3AF

another meryl streep 23: the clapboard at the beginning of french lt.'s woman has a 32 on it. (okay, so that's finagling it a bit)

Tux

OK, here's a scary one:
U235 is the Uranium isotope they make the bombs with...


Thomas Calley of Mu

I once bought a CD. The total (with tax) was $17.23.
I was installing a network card. On the back it was stamped "Inspected and Approved 23".

Plain Rick

(2+3)*(1+7)=40=23+17

Marcelle Dionne Fields

While I was reading about the significance of the number
23, I discovered that the numeric equivalent of my initials
add up to 23. M=13 D=4 F=6 This brought tears to my eyes
because it just seemed such an unbelievable coincidence.
It doesn't mean much, but it just seemed weird.

operation: futurecast

The future will be filled FNORD with gasballs, which roam the cities during twilight hours.