Hello all! First of all, please excuse me for barging in on you all like this. I am a nobody with little formal education in ANY field and I apologize if I seem a little mad. The bottom line is this - I just CANNOT find any satisfactory answers to my questions across the whole of the net and having read in this site I deem this to be the best of all candidates for probable answers to my crazy daydreaming . Ok, so I am a nobody with feck-all know-how, but that doesn't mean I don't know what I'm seeing when I'm looking at it. Now, there's an exception: when I look at the number 9 I just dunno wtf!!! Can anyone tell me what is going on here? I have even approached professors with my queries and ALL of them more or less told me the same thing: 'ah, it's just a funny number, that's all'. I kid you not! Now maybe you all know what a 'funny' number this is, maybe you all don't, but mess about with your calculators there for a while and go about adding the digits of your resluts and you will begin to see some pretty wierd relationships. And it IS wierd considering that we have a decimal number system. For instance: if we take 9, multply it by ANY number and add the resulting digits together we will get 9 -> 9*3=27, 9*137=1233, 9*27=243. And this is just multiplication. Add 9 to any number and you will get a result the same as the original number, e.g. 43+9=52 (4+3=7 5+2=7) (Is there a name for this process of adding the digits of a number?) A sphere is 360^*360^, a torus: 360^*360^*360^. This 'thing' - whatever it is - is wound into the very fabric of our universe (well I believe it to be anyway or at least Cicular Motion(gives everything it's FORM - take away spin:take away form)). And it gets wierder: like WHO devised the decimal, imperial, and metric systems - and did they somehow incorporate into thier thinking that a 9 should 'convert' neatly? 9 miles = 14.484096 kilometres: 1+4+4+8+4+9+6=36 (3+6=9)etc. etc. etc. etc.............. What's this all about? WTF????? And also, is it wierd that lines of latitude are more or less 111km wide and longitude only 111km wide at the equator? 3 is the square-root of nine and therefore just as noticable for IT'S peculiar qualities also. I took 365*4 and added 1 for the leap year = 1461 divide by 9 = 162.33333333333333333333333333333 divide by 9 = 18.037037037037037037037037037037 divide by 9 = Feynmans 'cute' little cycling sequence! (Don't ask me why I did this as I'm sure I haven't a clue.) Is this just a coincindence or what? Guys - I feel as if my brain is gonna burst or something here! Does ANYONE here know what the BEEP is goin' on? Are any of you even curious at all? How can you NOT be? Well at the very least, this thread will stay here for a long time and maybe will throw us up an answer or two someday - who knows? Thank you all for your time and patience. Believe me, I tried to keep this initial thread as small as I could (and still get across my point[OUCH]) but there are a LOT more coincidences and funny relationships here than what I have just touched upon. (Check it out but not unless you're prepared to spend a LOT of time at it.) Can anybody, anywhere shed some light on this for me please? And please - let's not hear anything about 'Gematria'. The Net is full of it - and it suxx. There is a scientific explanation for this - there HAS to be. It MAY be mystical also but who cares? There is science here and I am only interested in that so for all you would-be jokers - leave it out please.