I first heard of *The 27 Conspiracy* in a link from a friend of a friend's web site. Well, actually, I knew it existed from day one, but I thought I was alone in my belief. It so turns out that the entire world is ruled by the number *27*.

Skeptical? How's this? There are twelve months in a year. Seven of those months have 31 days in them. Four have 30 days in them. The remaining month, February, has **28** days in it! Don't you see? It's 27, just trying to throw us off! And then there's Leap Year! What's that all about? 29?!? It's not 29, it's 27+2! Yeah!

And then there's all that stuff about 27 in pi. Pi is

3.141592653589793238462643383**27**95028841971693993751058209749445923078

16406286208998628034825342117067982148086...

Notice anything odd? That's right! *27* is the **27**th and 28th digit in pi! It's self-locating. Even the fundamental laws of the universe are in on the conspiracy! I drank a Pepsi the other day, and you know what? You guessed it! The Pepsi's drink-by date was August **27**th! No, I don't always check that. I was just explaining *The 27 Conspiracy* to a friend of mine, and I bet him that I could find a 27 on each of our soda cans. Well, I did. Mine 27 was on the drink-by date, and his was the sum of the digits on his bar code. He's convinced...how 'bout you?

How about all those rock stars that died at 27 years of age? Jim Morrison 27, Janis Joplin 27, Jimi Hendrix 27, Brad Nowell 27, Shannon Hoon 27, Kurt Cobain 27, Ron McKernan 27...

Well, here it is, **10:27am** locally, and I've got to get back to work. If you're interested in more information about the Conspiracy to Rule Them All, please feel free to check out:
*http://www.lbstone.com/27*