Talk:69 (number)

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Strobogrammatic square?[edit]

I hate to ask... but what does 69 being a strobogrammtic square (in base 12, no less), have to do with the sexual position? Besides--it's rendered as "59" in base 12, which doesn't look strobogramattic to me. --EngineerScotty 03:17, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

I can't see that strobogrammatism has anything to do with sex. I split out that use of "69" into its own entry, corrected the number system, and spliced the sexual-connotation text together. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 15:34, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Interesting?[edit]

"Also interesting is that 6932 = 6969..." Who says it's interesting? I'm changing to "Something to note is that..." btg2290 20:42, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Wait, it currently reads 6932 = 6969, but I don't see how that's the case. Can anyone care to explain before it gets removed? McKay 05:56, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Ahh, It's 6932 ~ 6.969*1058. Hmm, can we make this any more clear? How about ~ 6969*1055 McKay 06:00, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
How is this interesting? For any n not a power of ten, and any finite sequence of digits, there exists m such that nm starts with that sequence. I don't see the point of noting particular instances of this, and am removing it. Algebraist 22:14, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

On a similar note, what's the line about "Internet Phenomenon (Dwangster Pimp 69)" supposed to mean? Sounds like a vanity "fact". Edit: Upon further review, it was added anonymously on 1/29/07. Given that it was anonymous, unsourced, and makes no sense, it's gone. Akbeancounter 03:20, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

yin yang symbol[edit]

shouldn't it be put that it looks a lot like the yin yang symbol. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.110.74.44 (talk) 02:01, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

It should also be mentioned the Ying Yang symbol looks like two whales 69ing... 24.129.235.74 (talk) 00:08, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
yeesh... and since there are probably only about 69 whales left alive in the world, it all comes full circle. can we do something productive now, please? Face-smile.svg --Ludwigs2 04:35, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Reference to the sex position removed.[edit]

I added this to Fields:

In the field of sexology the number is the name of a sexual position due to the participants being mutually inverted like the digits of 6 and 9 in the number 69.

But it was reverted, with no explanation as to why. It is not vandalism, and there is a solid connection between the two subjects. If that connection is taboo on this page it really ought to say so here on the talk page, which I checked before adding it.--Pittsburghmuggle (talk) 01:04, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

It's referred to in 69 (disambiguation). One might make a point that it's more notable than most, there, but perhaps that article should be moved here. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 20:26, 12 July 2010 (UTC)