Threesology Research Journal
Various 3s Examples
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(The Study of Threes)

Bananna with 3 peels overlapped

3-peels are frequently pulled down by those peeling a banana typically found and bought in U.S. grocery stores. As the banana ripens, it may be peeled with more than three. However, while working in the nearby prison and county jail, I witnessed some pacific islanders complain that nobody (but them) knows how to peel a banana, which they say should be peeled with one's mouth at the opposite end of the stem. This is the same behavior that can be witnessed at any zoo by standing near the caged primates, though bananas are commonly cut into portions before being served to the monkeys.

3 on a tree is an old expression referring to the 3-speed shifting lever that typically came on a vehicle's steering column in the 1950s through 1960s found in the U.S., before design improvements in the automatic transmission.

3 major types of geologic faults:

  1. Normal faulting- is associated with crustal extension, and so can be found at divergent boundaries.
  2. Reverse faulting- is associated with crustal shortening, and so can be found at convergent boundaries.
  3. Strike-slip faulting- is associated with lateral motion of the crust, and so can be found at transform boundaries.

--- Geologic Faults ---

3 types of plate boundaries are found at the edge of lithospheric plates:

  1. Convergent
  2. Divergent
  3. Conservative.

--- Plate Boundaries ---

3 wavelength bands of Ultraviolet radiation:

  1. UVA (315-400 nm)
  2. UVB (290-315 nm)
  3. UVC (220-290 nm)

--- Ultraviolet Radiation ---

3 types of pool alarm systems studied by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

  1. Floating alarm- that detect waves on the surface.
  2. Underwater alarm- that detect waves under the surface.
  3. Wristband alarm- which is worn by a child, and alarms when exposed to water.

--- Pool Alarms prevent child drownings ---

3 types of doors fount on water vessels: Interior joiner doors ~ Weather-tight doors ~ Water-tight doors.

--- Passenger Vessel Access Advisory Committee ---

3 basic market types of peanuts, each with its own distinctive Size ~ Flavor ~ Nutritional composition:

Runner ~ Spanish ~ Valencia.

3 types of runner variety that were responsible for a spectacular increase in peanut yields and sizes, making it the dominant type of peanut: G-10~ G-20~ Tata Sumo.

--- Rhombic Export Import Co. ---

3 different items Highway and Traffic signs must either/and/or be protected by if they do not meet crash-worthiness criteria:

  1. Guardrail
  2. Barrier
  3. Energy absorbing system

3 major types of steel sign supports: U-channel ~ Square tube ~ S and W shape posts.

3 three U-channel posts should be the limit for a single sign without addition of a breakaway feature.

--- Sign Posts and Supports ---

3 types of solder for 3 applications:

  1. Lead-free solder for plumbing- used by plumbers for joining copper supply and drain - waste - vent (DWV) pipes.

  2. 50/50 solder bar for flashing- used by contractors for fabricating metalwork.

  3. 50/50 rosin-core solder for electrical work- by Electricians for specialized work.

--- Solder ---

3 types of Economy:

  1. Cash-for-Profit Economy- The primary characteristic of the cash-for-profit economy is an exchange of cash for goods or services. A variation of this theme involves barter instead of cash.

  2. Cash Charity Economy- The primary characteristic of a cash charity economy is that a contribution of cash is made in exchange for assurance that the contribution supports a project which is worthy. As with the "cash-for-profit" economy, this system can be based on "barter" via contributions in kind.

  3. Labor Charity Economy- The primary characteristic of a labor charity economy is the contribution of labor in exchange for a sense of satisfaction, either because the work is enjoyable or because it achieves desirable ends, or both.

--- Three Economy Types ---

3 to 1 ratio of vehicle fuel types in Venezuela:

3 regular petrol types (87, 91 and 95 octane) and since October 1999, 1 unleaded type.

--- Travellers' Tips ---

3-dimensional model of Quality from a 1~ 2~ 3 developmental sequence:

One Dimensional Quality Model

In the late 1970s Dr. Noriaki Kano of Tokyo Rika University further refined the notion of quality derived partially from his study of: Herzberg's

"Motivator-Hygiene Theory."

Many of the previous definitions of quality were linear and ONE dimensional in nature, i.e.,

good or bad,
small versus large loss to society.

Two Dimensional Quality Model

Dr. Kano integrated quality along TWO dimensions. The two dimensions were:

1. The degree to which a product or service performs and

2. The degree to which the user is satisfied.

Kano's 3-dimensional Model

The juxtaposing of the quality parameters of performance and user satisfaction in a two axis plot created the ability to define quality in a more sophisticated and holistic manner.

The correlation of quality on two axes led Dr. Kano to THREE unique definitions of quality, namely:

(1) Basic Quality,
(2) Performance Quality and
(3) Excitement Quality.

Images and information adapted from:

--- TRIZ Within the Context of the Kano Model ---

3 to l ratio of dream types by Jason Cooper, "The Power of Dreaming":

  1. 1 of 1. House cleaning
  2. 2 of 2. Problem solving
  3. 3 of 3. Psychological
  4. 1 of 1. Spiritual or occult

--- Types of Dreams (article) ---

3 basic types of honey off-shoots are produced in Vietnam: Pure Honey ~ Pure Pollen ~ Queen Bee Honey.

--- Vietnam in close-up ---

3 types of mills found in England:

  1. Post Mill- A mill having a box-shaped body mounted and turning on a horizontal, main shaft (post).

  2. Smock Mill- An octagonal-shaped wooden mill with sloping, horizontally weather-boarded sides which resembling a countryman's linen smock from which its name derived.

  3. Tower Mill- A cylindrical-shaped mill with a tower of brick, stone, or masonry.

--- Windmill Types ---

3 to 1 ratio of sweetner types used in soft drinks:

  1. 1 of 3. Sugar (non-diet drinks)
  2. 2 of 3. Cane syrup (non-diet drinks)
  3. 3 of 3. Corn syrup (non-diet drinks)
  4. 1 of 1. Saccharin or Aspartame (diet drinks)

--- Don't Drink Soft Drinks ---

3 types of transmission cycle for yellow fever (Sylvatic ~ Intermediate ~ Urban):

  1. Sylvatic (or jungle) yellow fever- In tropical rainforests, yellow fever occurs in monkeys that are infected by wild mosquitoes. The infected monkeys can then pass the virus onto other mosquitoes that feed on them. These infected wild mosquitoes bite humans entering the forest resulting in sporadic cases of yellow fever.

  2. Intermediate yellow fever- In humid or semi- humid savannahs of Africa, small-scale epidemics occur in villages. (Semi-domestic mosquitoes infect both monkey and human hosts.)

  3. Urban yellow fever- Large epidemics can occur when migrants introduce the virus into areas with high human population density. Domestic mosquitoes of one species, Aedes aegypti carry the virus from person to person; no monkeys are involved in transmission.

--- Yellow Fever ---

3 to 1 ratio of broadly defined groups of hazardous waste:

  1. 1 of 3 Radioactive
  2. 2 of 3 Chemical
  3. 3 of 3 Biohazardous
  4. 1 of 1 Combination of any of the three types of hazardous waste. For example, animal carcasses containing radioactive material, a hazardous chemical and perhaps an infectious agent would need to be managed according to the considerations and requirements of all three types of hazards defined above.

--- Hazardous Waste Types ---

3 types of interactions between infections and chronic diseases are known to occur.

  1. Infections, including periodontal disease- increase the risk for chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

  2. Chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and osteoporosis - increase the risk for the development and progression of a localized infection such as periodontal disease.

  3. Both infections and chronic disease- can affect each other. For example, diabetes mellitus is not only a risk factor for periodontal infection, but also periodontal infections in diabetics can decrease metabolic control, worsening the diabetic state.

--- UB ICDC ---

3 basic types of crime:

  1. Economic crimes (Primary)
  2. Crimes of violence or vandalism (Secondary)
  3. Crimes of passion or honour (Tertiary)

--- Money Laundering ---

3 main types of liability insurance.

  1. General liability- which covers you for accidental injuries sustained by business visitors.

  2. Professional liability- if you are a member of a professional occupation such as a lawyer or an accountant.

  3. Product liability- which protects you against damage caused to a third party as a result of a defective product.

--- Work From Home ---

3 types of handguns:

  1. Single action revolvers
  2. Double action revolvers
  3. Semi-automatic pistols

3 criteria of firearm Blow-back: The residue of Burnt Gunpowder ~ Gasses ~ Lead, that blows sideways out of the front of the chamber on a revolver when it is fired.

3 types of (revolver/rifle/cannon) Ammunition casing: Brass ~ Silver plated ~ Aluminum. (Shotguns very often have plastic casings.)

--- Gun Terms ---

3 categories of blood proteins play a role in blood clotting:

  1. Procoagulant proteins help form clots.
  2. Anticoagulant proteins prevent formation of clots.
  3. Fibrinolytic proteins help dissolve clots that have formed.

3 types of Hemophilia:

  1. Hemophilia A- is caused by lack of enough clotting factor VIII. About four-fifths of people with the disease have hemophilia A.

  2. Hemophilia B- is caused by lack of clotting factor IX. About one-fifth of those with the illness have hemophilia B.

  3. Hemophilia C- is caused by lack of clotting factor XI. This type accounts for a small portion of those with hemophilia.

--- Hemophilia ---

3 key figures in the (03-27-02) Mideast peace process to discuss (amongst other things) the Saudi Crown Prince's "Land For Peace" proposition were not present at the Arab League summit session in Beirut:

  1. Yasser Arafat
  2. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
  3. Jordan's King Abdullah

3 biggest gripes of company shareholders:

  1. Customer care
  2. Executive compensation
  3. Company morale

3 part table design of crystalline structure:

1. Triclinic 2 2
2. Monoclinic 3 13
3. Orthorhombic 3 59
4. Tetragonal 7 68
5. Hexagonal (3-fold) 5 25
6. Hexagonal (6-fold) 7 27
7. Isometric 5 36
Total 32 230

--- The 231 Gates ---

3-chamber cave in eastern Afghanistan, in the mountains near Jalalabad, according to Bodansky (308-9), is where Osama Bin Laden and his close advisers live.

  1. One room is used as bin Laden's control and communications center and is equipped with a state-of-the-art satellite communications system, which includes, in addition to a satellite telephone, a desktop computer, at least a couple laptops, and fax machines.

  2. A second room is used for storage of weapons such as AK-47s, mortars, and machine guns.

  3. A third room houses a large library of Islamic literature and three cots. His immediate staff occupy cave bunkers in nearby mountains.

--- Federal Research Division- The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism ---

Helium-3 Study of Pacific Ocean Circulation:

Helium-3 ocean study

Hydrothermal activity along the global mid-ocean ridge system and on certain seamounts releases plumes of 3He-rich water into the ocean. These helium plumes can be traced for thousands of kilometers from the source, thereby defining the patterns of ocean circulation.

3 to 1 ratio of project:

    One Goal...

  1. 1 of 1-To define patterns of Pacific Ocean circulation using the distribution of hydrothermal 3He.

  2. Three Accomplishments...

  3. 1 of 3- 3-d helium distribution mapped throughout the Pacific basin via NOAA and WOCE expeditions.

  4. 2 of 3- Helium plumes clearly define circulation pattern in certain regions.

  5. 3 of 3- Good comparison between helium distribution and other descriptions of Pacific circulation.

--- Vents Program Review ---

Three-patterned calls for double play in baseball by announcers:

Each position on a baseball team is given a number for the purpose of keeping score...

  • Pitcher = 1
  • Catcher = 2
  • First baseman = 3
  • Second baseman = 4
  • Third baseman = 5
  • Shortstop = 6
  • Left-fielder = 7
  • Center-fielder = 8
  • Right-fielder = 9

A (three-patterned) 6 - 4 - 3 double play means the ball was fielded by the short-stop (6), who tossed to the second baseman (4) for one out, who then fired to the first baseman (3) for the second out.

--- Sports Freak answers your questions ---

3 X 3 groupings of baseball players:

  1. "Numbered Baseman" (assigned position numbers: 3 + 4 + 5 = 12 = 1 + 2 = 3)
    1. First Baseman
    2. Second Baseman
    3. Third Baseman

  2. "Fielder" (assigned position numbers: 7 + 8 + 9 = 24 = 2 + 4 = 6)
    1. Left Fielder
    2. Center Fielder
    3. Right Fielder
  3. "Other-Named Players" (assigned position numbers: 1 + 2 + 6 = 9)

    1. . Pitcher
    2. Catcher
    3. Shortstop

Your Questions, Comments or Additional Information are welcomed:

Herb O. Buckland