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7-7-7 Today is the seventh week day on the seventh of the month of the seventh month of the seventh year of the new Millennium. This will not come round again until 8-8-8 so it is a very special occurrence. I wish you a happy seven day.

2007.07.07
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1. “To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.”
Jim Valvano

7 is a prime number. It is is the smallest positive integer requiring more than one syllable in English. 7 is considered the most mystical of all numbers because it is the one number from 1 to 9 which cannot be divided evenly into the circle. It gives a fraction ( 51.428571 ). The dividend from the division of the circle by the number seven is intriguingly close to the outer angle of the Great Pyramid: 51 degrees and 51 minutes.
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2. “There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” (Walter Streitiff) . The seven wonders of the Ancient World is a widely-known list of seven remarkable manmade constructions of classical antiquity. It was based on guide-books popular among Hellenic sight-seers and only includes works located around the Mediterranean rim. Later lists include those for the Medieval World and the Modern World. Soon the results of the new seven womders of the world will be known.
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3. The Seven Sisters of Sleep
Seven appears frequently in both eastern and western folktales. The Constellation of the Pleaides is called the Seven sisters. A Seven Sisters is also a type of pastry, with a custard-like bottom half. In Italian Football, the Seven Sisters refer to the seven largest clubs.
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4. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” (Japanese Proverb)

With very few exceptions, all mammals' necks have seven bones. There are seven openings into the human head (mouth, two eyes, two ears, two nostrils).
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5. “We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words” (Kahlil Gibran). Patrick Ishmael said on his blog that "there are seven words you can never say on television... but which are said on the Internet. A lot".
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6. “I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.” (Stephen Wright, American Actor and Writer).
Long before mirrors were invented, people used to see their reflections in pools of water. Since they had no scientific knowledge then they believed this reflection to be their soul, or their other self. They also believed that any interference with the other self would injure it. So when mirrors were invented, and they were broken, it was thought that the other self was harmed. And where did this seven year thing come in? Well, the Roman belief was that life renewed itself every seven years. And, since a mirror meant “broken” health, it was believed that the person who broke it would need seven years to recover.
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7. On the seventh hour, of the seventh day, of the seventh month, the seven doctors say: "He were born for good luck that you'll see". I got seven hundred dollars don't you mess with me 'cause i'm the hootchie cootchie man...

Muddy Waters' song "Hootchie Cootchie Man" - written by WIllie Dixon.
The reason for 7 being a lucky number symbolically is because it represents the union of man and woman, since the number for women is 4 and the number for men is 3.
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Today is the 7th day of the 7th month of the 7th year of the new Millennium.

This is a special day for me today as 7 is my lucky number.

I set myself a challenge today of finding seven pictures that I had photographed that had an element of seven in them. It was hard going and involved trawling through more than 10,000 images. It would have been much easier to trawl upon the millions of internet pictures that relate to seven. But hey, who said life should be easy.

But I managed it. They may not be brilliant photos but I hope the text they generate may be of interest.

This exercise also reminded me to get on with writing up my book on the history of seven. I did not realise that I had done so much research on this mystical number.

Under each picture I have included a few quotes and facts about seven that are evoked by the picture.

Here are a few songs directly or indirectly related to seven.
- Sütü seven kamyoncu
Naturally 7 - Music Is The Key



22 Comments
mybigbackyard Interesting and thoughtful. Nice images and quotes.
mybigbackyard · 2007-07-07: 13:39
vollenda Great seven set. :) Hope you have a great day!
vollenda · 2007-07-07: 13:45
visualcortex thanks - really good
visualcortex · 2007-07-07: 13:59
sunshineand check this out...
http://www.biblegateway.com/keyword/?search=seven&version1=31&searchtype=all&limit=none&wholewordsonly=no
sunshineand · 2007-07-07: 14:04
Sevendipity Wow! The entry has just been viewed for the seventh time.
Sevendipity · 2007-07-07: 14:10
Sevendipity Thanks [b]Sunshineand.[/b]. Seven is citied in the bible numerous times. I did an anlaysis of this by counting the use of seven in over thirty versions of the bible. NONE of them have the same number of sevens! It ranges from 65 mentions in the Wycliffe New Testament to 399 in the New King James Bible. This is a mystery.
Sevendipity · 2007-07-07: 14:16
FromMyInside funny post!
FromMyInside · 2007-07-07: 14:43
TIM927 great set :))
TIM927 · 2007-07-07: 15:16
natasa7 thanks for this post!!
natasa7 · 2007-07-07: 15:40
anelim sevendipity, today seems to be your day, congrats!
anelim · 2007-07-07: 15:58
jetjackson Thanks for the interesting photos,,,,,,and a bit of an insight in the life of a 7
jetjackson · 2007-07-07: 20:21
photopoet Just an additional random piece of info. Tonight I went out with a friend to celebrate her birthday—she was born on the seventh , the seventh month of the year, in a year ending in seven.

Also ...The Levitcal Priests were told to sprinkle the blood of the sacrifice seven times, Joshua was ordered to march around Jericho seven times, and Namaan was told to wash in the Jordan seven times to be cleansed of leprosy....

Great fun. Thanks.
photopoet · 2007-07-07: 21:12
????? thanks for this ... saved the last one..seven means alot to me too.. thanks for all your work and sharing,,:)!!
????? · 2007-07-07: 22:26
Cherax I was going to ask you about your blog name.
Thanks for an interesting story. I think it must have taken about 7 minutes to read it.
Do you know where the numeral 7 comes from? Arabic, I suppose.
Cherax · 2007-07-08: 07:17
aimeric finaly got an idea of the meaning of your name, Sevendipity !
thanks for sharing
aimeric · 2007-07-08: 09:16
skrammer My grandmother has her 77th birthday today!:))...nah..I am just kidding.... great POST, man!!!
skrammer · 2007-07-08: 10:27
mlcwikla Wonderful post..I just love it!!! (although nothing spectacular happened yesterday...oh well..maybe on 8-8-08 then....)
mlcwikla · 2007-07-08: 12:12
Sevendipity Aimeric, it is pure serendipity!
Sevendipity · 2007-07-08: 19:07
Richard I always choose 7 as one of my lottery numbers.
Richard · 2007-07-09: 18:43
burbulz very interesting:)
burbulz · 2007-07-15: 03:38
????? A great concept will look forward to future chronicle
????? · 2007-07-18: 20:18
julianaaline65 nice and interesting topic On the seventh hour, of the seventh day, of the seventh month, the seven doctors say: "He were born for good luck that you'll see&quot
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julianaaline65 · 2013-10-05: 01:40
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