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And the World's Favorite Number Is...

On April 8 Guardian maths blogger Alex Bellos revealed the winner of the online poll he conducted to discover the world's favorite number.

Though Bellos admits that the poll's "results do not have the rigour of a professional opinion poll or a laboratory experiment," he nonetheless thinks the outcome revealing.

That the number 7 got the most votes, for example, Bellos attributes to a preference for a favorite number that is "sticky...that stands out, that feels exceptional."

Read Bellos's Guardian column about the poll results, or Dana Mackenzie's account in Nautilus.

Start Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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