The website is called The Scientific 23 because each interviewee was asked 23 questions: web link: here. However here ere are some interesting facts about the number 23:
- 23 is a prime number.
- We have 23 chromosomes.
- A lot of conspiracy theories include the number 23, for example the ‘23 Enigma’.
- It’s the width of the Arecibo message.
- In a room of 23 people, there’s 50% chance that two will share a birthday – this is known as the birthday paradox.
- It’s a number used in sport: Michael Jordan and David Beckham were both number 23.
- 23 is the first Pillai prime number and John Nash published 23 scientific articles.
We’re not saying that there’s anything special about the number 23, but it’s certainly an interesting number!