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The Number of the Day: 250

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Starting today, fans of the Green Bay Packers can purchase an official share of stock in the team for $250.


The FAQs at packersowner.com offer further details for any Cheesehead thinking about getting into the world of professional sports ownership:

You will not receive any special benefits with respect to tickets, preferential seating or discounts on merchandise, but you will receive an invitation to the annual meeting and the opportunity to purchase exclusive shareholder merchandise.

Related Fact: By one recent estimate, the people at the back of the Green Bay Packers season ticket waiting list can expect to wait approximately 955 years before having their name called.

[Sources: Packers Owner and JS Online. See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]

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This Puzzling Math Brain Teaser Has a Simple Solution
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Fans of number-based brainteasers might find themselves pleasantly stumped by the following question, posed by TED-Ed’s Alex Gendler: Which sequence of integers comes next?

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, ?

Mathematicians may recognize this pattern as a specific type of number sequence—called a “look-and-say sequence"—that yields a distinct pattern. As for those who aren't number enthusiasts, they should try reading the numbers they see aloud (so that 1 becomes "one one," 11 is "two ones," 21 is "one two, one one,” and so on) to figure the answer.

Still can’t crack the code? Learn the surprisingly simple secret to solving the sequence by watching the video below.

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