Another Warm Houses exclusive tournament - brought to you by the number 18.
18: The age of majority in the United States:
- at 18 you can vote
-at 18 you can serve in the Armed Forces
-at 18 you can take out a loan in your own name
-at 18 you can marry without parental permission
-at 18 you only need to wait 3 more years to drink beer.
18: The atomic number of Argon; an inert gas (but mix with a little mercury and a lot of electrons and you get electric blue light).
18: What makes Argon inert also allows us to predict the chemistry of transition metals, hence the 18 electron rule.
18: Based on Hebrew numerology, 18 means "life" - thus gifts in multiples of 18 confer blessings for long life.
18: the number of chapters in the Bhagavad Gita, and the number of books of the Mahabharata - one being the Bhagavad Gita.
18: The number of chapters Joyce crafted for Ulysses.
18: None of which explains why there are 18 holes in a round of golf.
18: The number of wheels in a standard semi-tractor trailer setup commonly encountered on highways and in American country music.
18: Keeping with that theme - the number of Kyle Busch's NASCAR vehicle in real life - and the number of the ficticious car driven by Tom Cruise's evil arch rival in the unfortunate "Days of Thunder".
18: Roman Gabriel - when the Rams were in LA and real football was played on real grass...
18: The neonazi code name for Adolph Hitler. A clever bunch, who'd have thought...?
18: Dave Cowens (certainly), Peyton Manning (obviously), and Don Larsen (game 5, 1956 Series....).
And, for those of you blessed by an 18 year old in your own warm house, a reminder of where we came from, and where they are at, courtesy of Mr. Cooper: