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Monday, June 25, 2007

Issue 17 - Strong Christians

Howdy y'all,

It is said that there is no rest for the wicked. We are truly wicked here at Borrodale Asylum and so naturally we have remained restless in order to bring you this, our 17th edition!

Some facts:

  • 17 is the atomic number of chlorine
  • 17 is an Eisenstein prime, the third Fermat prime, the third Stern prime, and is not a Higgs prime
  • 17 is the age at which a person may drive a car in Ireland
  • 17 is the age of the "Dancing Queen"
  • 17 is the number most likely to be picked by people asked to select a random number less than 20 (according to an MIT study)
  • 17 AD was the year that Livy published his "History of Rome Since Its Foundation" in 142 volumes

Armed with this knowledge, you are now ready to tackle a most singular publication that is sure to add to Wikipedia's entry on the number 17. Perhaps.

Another fact before you go: any reader able to refer 17 new subscribers over the winter recess will earn themselves an all expenses paid (limited to the cost of a blue student travel ten) dinner for two at the prestigious Maison de Borrodale. The Borrodalian will soon come of age reaching our 18th issue. At last we can leave behind the angsty teen issues that have annoyed you all lately and get back to our relatively mature and post-adolescent selves. Who knows, we may even break out the champagne to celebrate!

Until next time, gentle reader, adieu

Y'all come back now, y'hear?

The Borrodalian Team

Note that as a result of the university's winter recess The Borrodalian may be entering into its own creative hiatus for a while. Depends on how enthusiastic we're feeling, really. Stay tuned...

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