The monument took 13 years to build, commemorating the thirteen original colonies. Its total height in metres is 169, which is thirteen squared. And the capstone is a block of aluminum, element number thirteen!
I was almost over taken by panic for a second.
If the sum of the integers in a number is divisible by three, that number will also be divisible by three. I’ve seen the proof, but don’t remotely remember it.
No, dammit, 299 is not divisible by nine!
As a kid, I climbed those stairs to the top. Back then there were 4,319 steps… We almost all took the elevator down.
August 09, 2014