Everything that is important is associated with the number five, or a multiple of five. Everything. Sometimes finding the connection takes a bit of ingenuity, time and paper, but the connection is always there. This is a deep truth that any mathematician can tell you is true.

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By the standard numerological method, beginning with the word "FINLAND", we get F=6, I=9, N=14, L=12, A=1, N=14, D=4, to a sum of 60 = 12 x 5.

The next president of Finland will be the twelfth. The election's in 2012 --- twelve again, and 2+0+1+2=5. The next president will be sworn in beginning at noon --- or twelve o'clock, meaning the ceremony will conclude c. 12:20; again, 1+2+2+0=5.

Twelve is two times five plus two; 252 on the other hand factorizes uniquely to 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 7, or to five prime factors.

Twelve is also three times five minus three; 353 is a prime and is not divisible by five; 2012 factors as 2 squared times 503, and while not a prime, is uncommonly close to being one. And 353+2012 factors to 43 times 11 times... 5! Also, 4+3+1+1+5=14, and 1+4=5.

The new president will be sworn in at the Parliament House in Helsinki. By the usual method, HELSINKI sums to 87; and 8+7=15. Also, 8 times 7 is 56, and the president will be sworn in using a formula from Section 56 of the Constitution.

So you see no matter who's the next president of Finland, we Discordians have foreseen the pertinent details, being the five-ness, of his or her ascension already. He or she will probably have a first name with five letters in it, too, given that the current president has, and so does the Speaker of the Parliament who'll swear in the new president.

You really think gymnastics like that would work without there being a deep hidden secret mystique behind it all?

last updated: (Mar 14 2011)