Thursday Threesome: Factoid dump

Three is a number that can hold a near mystic power. History has shown that and even today, haven’t you ever heard the phrase “Good/Bad things come in threes”? According to the Pythagoreans, 3 was the noblest of all the digits.

A triangle is the most durable shape possible, the only “perfect” figure which if all endpoints have hinges will never change its shape unless the sides themselves are bent.

The Holy Trinity in Christian doctrine (or trinity in general), is God both as a single being and three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This is also known as Tripartite division or the Godhead.

King Solomon states in Ecclesiastes 4:12: “A three-ply cord is not easily severed.”

Plato split the soul into three parts: the appetitive, the spirited, and the rational.

Threesome is a term for sexual relations between three people.

Counting to three is common in situations where a group of people wish to perform an action in synchrony: Now, on the count of three, everybody pull! Assuming the counter is proceeding at a uniform rate, the first two counts are necessary to establish the rate, but then everyone can predict when “three” will come based on “one” and “two”; this is likely why three is used instead of some other number.

3 R’s: Reading~ ‘Riting~ ‘Rithmetic

3 strikes and the player is out.

3rd time’s the charm.

Three is the number of performers in a trio.

There are 3 notes in a triad, the most important and basic form of any chord.

The tritone, which divides the octave into 3 equally spaced notes (root, tritone, octave) is the rarest interval of any mode, only occurring semantically twice, and physically once. It is the only interval that, when inverted, remains unchanged functionally and harmonically.

Origin: “The third degree” evokes images of lengthy police interrogation under bright lights, rubber hoses, and without the benefits of counsel.
This phrase origin can be found within the Masonic Lodge. Within the lodge there are 3 degrees; the Entered Apprentice, the Fellowcraft and the Master Mason. To become a Third-Degree or Master Mason, the highest rank, one must submit to questioning. The Mason’s questioning for the third-degree was known to be an intense ordeal, frightening and unpleasant. Additionally, it is more physically challenging that the first two degrees. The term has come to be used for any long an arduous questioning or interrogation.

I am waiting on three things to happen which will set my entire year in motion.  *paces*

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2 responses to “Thursday Threesome: Factoid dump

  1. Three items of bad luck in a row and you’re done. That’s what they say anyway. 🙂

  2. Also my favorite number! 😉

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