Fifty-five is today’s number.
Fifty-five is the youngest age to retire – which was the spark for this site. Fifty-five is also the age IHOP chose for their senior menu – breakfast: check. Chili’s Restaurant offers a 10% senior discount starting at fifty-five – lunch: check. Perkins offers special deals starting at fifty-five – dinner: check.
Fifty-five is a natural number whose factors are 5*11 and whose divisors are 1,5,11, and – wait for it – 55! It is a triangular number (you are welcome, Candy, my friend.) It is the 10th Fibonacci number. Fifty-five is also (albeit short) a palindrome.
Separate 55 to 5-5 and now we have a date – calendar date, that is. May 5th – Cinco de Mayo – Cartoonist Day – Museum Lover’s Day – National Hoagie Day – and – Revenge of the Fifth. Oh, and also the launch date for this site!