This tag is for questions involving numerology. From Wikipedia: Numerology is any study of the purported divine, mystical or other special relationship between a number and some coinciding observed (or perceived) events.

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Harry Potter: Why 7?

While rereading the entire Harry Potter series I noticed that the number 7 occurs quite often, for instance: Seven books Seven Horcruxes planned by Tom Riddle Seven Weasley kids Seven years at ...
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Paperback about a number that causes fires

In the novel fires are at first thought to be accidents or arson. It turns out that any computer (the payroll program, the computer operated camera shooting spaceship models in an effects house) that ...
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Why does 7 not exist in Jawa arithmetic?

According to the wookipedia, in Jawaese, the native language of the Jawa species from Tatooine, the number 7 simply doesn't exists. Counting in Jawaese: 1 Po 2 Ko 3 Kyo 4 Yo 5 Dyo 6 Lyo 7 Does not ...
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In “Being John Malkovich” is there any special significance to the numbers 7 and 1/2, or 44?

In the movie, LesterCorp occupies floor 7 and 1/2 of the Martin Flemmer building. According to IMDB, Craig discovers this at the 7 and 1/2 minute mark of the movie. This could be a coincidence, but ...
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Three heads of a dragon?

In the series A Song of Ice and Fire, dragons always occur in groups of three - The three conquering dragons, the three eggs etc.