Sunday, January 08, 2006

How many 3s does it take?

This probably should go on statboni, but the references to THREE are so compelling.

Yesterday, I learned that Marty McSorley, a fellow M&Mer, and one of the NHL's bad boys who's avowed job was protecting Wayne Gretsky, is the NHL's THIRD leading accumulator of minutes in the penalty box.

You might be interested in knowing how many minutes he served? Reportedly 3381. Not enough THREEs for you? Consider this:

3381 = THREE thousand THREE hundred
plus THREE times THREE to the THIRD

or, factored

= 3 X ( 1000 + 100 + 3 ^ 3 )

That gets it down to THREE THREEs!

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