27 is an underground progressive metal rock fusion jazz hardcore thrash Islam0-Christian band hailing from the suburbs of Roanoke, Virginia.
27′s writing includes some of the best work The Elf Wax Times ever published, and one of the worst, which for unknown reasons can not be unpublished. The editors of The Soviet Union Chronicle invite readers to collect them all, and turn in an ordered list from greatest to least funny to embarrassing, for a special prize.
So what’s the deal with 27?
The following is a modest list borrowed from a site which is no longer online, presumably because it was removed by the United States Government. The site thoroughly explained the 27 Conspiracy in mind-blowing cosmic proportions, and set the imaginations of a generation on fire.
- the cube of three, ie 3x3x3 (3 to the power 3) is 27
- the number of straight lines on any cubic surface is 27
- if you add the numbers between 2 and 7 the result is 27
- the largest number which is also the sum of the digits in its cube is 27
- the number of books in the new testament is 27
- the 27th book of the new testament is revalation, written by St John of Patmos, whose saint’s day is December 27
- the number of pieces in a rubik’s cube is 27
- the number of letters in the greek alphabet is 27
- the number of letters in the hebrew alphabet is 27
- the number of letters in the spanish alphabet is 27
- the moon takes 27 days to orbit the earth
- the sun revolves on its axis every 27 days
- during the cold war, the russians experimented with supercomputers using base 27
- the value of the coloured balls in snooker adds up to 27
- a croquet lawn is 27 metres long
- a lawn tennis court is 27 feet wide
- the age in years at which musicians Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Kristen Pfaff, Chris Bell, Brian Jones, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain died was 27
- the human hand contains 27 bones
- it takes 27 days for a human cell to re-grow
- a human ejaculation travels at 27 mph