By the Numbers

What’s the date today? Write it down, remove all dashes and slashes, and write a post that mentions that number.

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Jam toast no.11815

Uh, oh. It looks like the Daily Prompt crew has suffered a bit of amnesia. They have forgotten what the day is, probably having gotten stuck in some sort of warped time dimension where the passage of time is irregular. The object of the game today is to re-calibrate their memory with a bit of creativity.

To catch you guys up, today is November 8, 2015 – 11815 without the dashes and slashes, 1182015 alternatively.

After some pondering, I’d thought I’d list a number of things that relate to either of those two numbers:

Back on January 18, 2015 I published a post titled “It All Started With Coffee“, talking about how I was introduced to WordPress, not in 2006 like the post says, but actually in 2010. The funny thing is that this particular blog was actually started in 2010, not 2013 like my readers would believe. The name of this blog was simply Matthew’s blog, before it became macbofisbil in lowercase letters. There was one post titled “Hello, World”, the default starter post for all new blogs. That post was deleted in 2013 and the URL changed from to, and the rest, as they say, is history.

A search for 11815 on Google brings up the number of a Gene ID for a common house mouse. The particular gene is called Apod apolipoprotein D. The summary says something about the encoded protein of this gene being a component of high-density lipoprotein and being similar to lipocalin, whatever that is. Diseased mice and tumors, as the summary says, have contained elevated levels of this gene. There is a lot of other information and graphs that only a biologist or animal scientist would understand.

A street in Houston, Texas is 11815 Westheimer Rd. There are two elementary schools nearby, as well as the Westheimer Medical Hospital. There isn’t much else to say about this area. From where I am sitting, I am approximately 20 hours and 14 minutes or 1,277 miles away from this street if going by car, a whole lot more if going on foot.

The auto racing parts manufacturer Manley has a Severe Duty Series Stainless Steel Valves line, one variation is 11815-8.

CURT Manufacturing sells trailer hitches, one variation is #11815.

The model number for a Maxim light from the Linda Collection is 11815.

This radio station in Brasil:

Taking apart an 11815 Dell ink cartridge:

Have a look at this beautiful aquarium:

Supermodel and wife of Tom Brady Gisele Bundchen’s $700 coffee table book sold out today, before it was even released, 100% of the money earned being donated to charity. I guess you have to be rich to fathom paying that much money for a book, even one by a celebrity. A coffee table book sounds like light-reading, a book one would pick up, read a little bit, and then put or even throw back down on the table. Is this book really worth that much money? Probably not, but celebs can do whatever they want. I’m sure a $700 book is at least going to be put in a laminate or case to protect its luster, not lying around on the bathroom floor or risking actual coffee being spilled on it.

Speaking of Tom Brady, on 1.18.15, the AFC championship game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts was held, which the Pats won en route to their win in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seahawks. All football fans would know this as the Deflategate game, which started a heated feud between Brady nation and Goodell and his lawyers. Brady nation obviously won that battle as well as Revengegate back in Indianapolis this year. We seriously need to stop with this -gate stuff. It’s become so cliche.

And finally, the third annual Breakthrough Prize ceremony was held today in Silicon Valley, honoring the world’s top scientists and mathematicians. Three million dollars will awarded to the winners; 400,000 dollars to the junior prize winners. All the best to these wonderful men and women striving to research and make the world a better place. I’m sure I’ll know all their names eventually.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Your Days are Numbered.”


Author: Macbofisbil

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