Talk:17 (number)

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What[edit]

What about edge of seventeen? *Shock*

reference for a 17 factoid I intend to add: Berlekamp, E. R. and Graham, R. L., Irregularities in the distributions of finite sequences, J. Number Theory 2 (1970), 152–161. (example 63) 4pq1injbok 22:55, 2 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Globalization tag[edit]

I have removed the unexplained globalization tag from the "Age 17" section. Whenever you place a {{globalize}} tag on an article, please also take a minute to explain your concerns on the article's talk page. Is something specific missing? This will help other editors figure out what your actual concerns are. Thanks, WhatamIdoing (talk) 20:55, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

missing shaggy dog story[edit]

When I was in college there was some kind of a shaggy dog story/joke circulating about why 17 was the only random number. This story seemed to be very popular amongst math majors. I don't remember exactly how it went. Still, I think it would be nice if someone would put it up here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.167.163.161 (talk) 02:25, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Randomness of 17[edit]

Throughout the page it says that 17 is the most and least random number. It even says MIT stated it is the most random number, then later in the article states MIT claimed 17 was the least random number. WHAT?--Phillies9513 (talk) 00:36, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

I think it's an "inside" joke. Bearian (talk) 15:29, 20 April 2013 (UTC)