About the Number 1 (one)

   1 is odd (i.e. it is not even)
   1 is not a prime number
   1 is a valid binary digit, octal digit, decimal digit, hex digit
   1 is the opposite of -1
   1 in binary (base-2) is 1
   1 in octal and hex is 1 (01 and 0x1)
   1 factorial (1!) is 1  and 0! is 1
   1 in Roman numeral is I
   square root of 1 is 1
   log of 1 is 0
   1 times 'n' is 'n'
   'n' divided by 1 is 'n'
   'n' raised to the 1 power is 'n'
   'n' raised to the 0 power is 1, if 'n' not 0
   'n' raised to a negative power is 1/n
   1 ordinal is 1st (January is the 1st month of the year)
   1 month is 1/12 of a year
   1 year is 10% (1/10) of a decade
   1 year is  1% (1/100) of a century
   1 cent is a penny
   1 dollar is the smallest U.S. dollar bill
   1 second is the smallest unit on a HH::MM::SS clock

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1 + 1 = 1 * 1 + 1 = 2

1 - 1 = 0


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 26 August 2006

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First Amendment To the U.S. Constitution (1791)

The following is amendment number one to the U.S. Constitution.

   "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment 
    of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; 
    or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; 
    or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and 
    to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

BABling About the Number One

In 1969 a band named Three Dog Night did a song written by Harry Nillson named "One" that hit number five on US music charts. The song starts as follows...

   "One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
    Two can be as bad as one
    It's the loneliest number since the number one"

The following line occurs later in the song...

   "One is the loneliest number, whoa-oh, worse than two"

The song ends with "one is the loneliest number" over and over again.

Prior to 1969...

Charles Darwin (naturalist, 01809-01882) thought one hour of time was priceless.

   "A man who dares to waste one hour of time 
    has not discovered the value of life."

Henry David Thoreau (writer, 01817-01862) had thoughts about the number one.

   "The man who goes alone can start today: but 
    he who travels with another must wait till 
    that other is ready."

Sir Arthur Eddington (astrophysicist, 01882-01944) was quoted saying the following.

   "We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, 
    because one and one are two. We are finding that we 
    must learn a great deal more about 'and.'"

And... we also need to learn a great deal more about "or" and "not" and "nor." In many instances one is considered to be true. One and'd with one is one (true), but one and'd with zero is zero (false). One or'd with zero or one is one.

Neil Young (rock n' roller, 01945-?????) says about life... "it's all one song."