Today we optionally celebrate the Feast of St. Agnes of Rome, born 291 AD and died a martyr circa 304 AD at the age of 12 or 13. Like many saints of the 3rd century, there are no historical records per se, but only the stories that were told within the Christian community. Those accounts were collected in the 5th century Acts of Saint Agnes.
I have always like numbers. I have always wondered about numbers. Often, we don’t think about them, just using them for their great functional attributes – keeping score, setting goals, etc. But sometimes we should ask how/why numbers are used. For example, why were Levi’s 501s and WD-40 given those names? Levi Strauss lost all of its records in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. It does not know why 501s are so named. WD-40? It was the name from the product development lab: Water Displacement, 40th formula.