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

3 Myths About Quitting Smoking:

  1. MYTH 1: It's just a matter of will power.

    ---Wrong. The nicotine in cigarettes is addictive, and it isn't easy to break that addiction. But it can be done -- half the people who once smoked have now quit.

  2. MYTH 2: Smoking low-tar cigarettes is healthier.

    ---Not so. So-called "low-tar" cigarettes only seem that way in machine tests. People don't smoke like machines. They smoke low-tar cigarettes more aggressively than high-tar cigarettes, inhaling more deeply and smoking more cigarettes.

  3. MYTH 3: If you fail to quit the first time you try, you'll never be able to quit.

    ---No. It takes, on average, six quitting attempts before a person actually succeeds in breaking the habit. You learn something each time you try, and each time you try, you are more likely to succeed.

--- The Pittsburgh 3 myths about quitting smoking ---

Three levels of the John Muir Award: Discovery, Explorer and Conserver - encourage a progressive involvement.

Introductory Level Intermediate Level Advanced Level
Discovery Award Explorer Award Conserver Award
Minimum Commitment:

5 hours over 3 months, or 4 residential days
Minimum Commitment:

30 hours over 6 months, or 8 residential days
Minimum Commitment:

60 hours over 12 months, or 12 residential days

--- Levels & Challenges 1 ---

Three important things to avoid in the maintenance of batteries:

The most important things to avoid:

  1. Don’t let the plates get exposed to air or they will become damaged through corrosion.
  2. Don’t fill the water level up the filling well to the cap. This will likely cause the battery to overflow acid, consequently losing capacity and making a corrosive mess.
  3. Do not use water with a high mineral content. Use distilled or deionized water only.

--- Maintaining and Charging Lead Acid Batteries ---

triune vibrations modes

Three pagodas

The Three Pagodas Pass line between Thailand and Burma'as border at the northernmost in Amphoe Sangkhla Buri and about 3 Kms. from Amphoe Thong Pha Phum. This sacred place was built for remembrance as the important routing during the war-time. Nearby the Pass on the Other side of the border is the small community and market of the Mon people with goods selling here that often attract many tourists.

--- Kanchanaburi, Thailand ---

Three to see in Delaware:

--- Hagley Museum: Three to See in Delaware ---

Three Bs of Education- A Holistic Triangle of Ideas:

Charlotte Hawkins Brown (1883-1961) took time off from PMI to travel and study. In Europe she shared ideas with the great African American educators Mary McLeod Bethune and Nannie Helen Burroughs. Together, these three women became known as the "Three Bs of Education," and it was Bethune who introduced Brown to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The "Three Bs" believed in combining a holistic triangle of ideas and lessons to achieve racial equality.

  1. Brown's triangle combined "education, religion, and deeds."
  2. Bethune's triangle was "the head, the heart, and the hand."
  3. Burroughs's triangle was "the book, the Bible, and the broom."

--- The Three B's of Education ---

Dr. Pepper logo

3 time periods logo of Dr. Pepper: 10- 2- 4

The Dr Pepper tagline "Drink a bite to eat at 10, 2 and 4" resulted from a scientific study by Columbia University in the 1920s, in which researchers document the average person's blood sugar level was lowest at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

--- Dr. Pepper/Seven up ---

Three recurring references to the concept of "animality" in human females:

  1. In one set of animalistic images, the woman is depicted as a mindless breeder blindly following beastly instincts and performing the strictly "animal" functions of producing and rearing offspring.

  2. In line with another utilization of animal analogies, underneath even the most modest feminine demeanor lurks an insatiable, raging "sexual beast" which covets every imaginable sexual aberration, preferably combining lust and the most sadistic violence.

  3. One other variation on the theme of female animality features portrayals of women as "wild animals" in dire need of subjugation, domestication, and tight control, including a regular regimen of physical battering.

These three animalistic images can be found in a wide variety of sources: poetry, satire, politics, philosophy, the law, drama, and pornography. Demeaning animal metaphors comprise a staple of linguistic derision directed against women from time immemorial.

--- Female Objects of Semantic Dehumanization and Violence ---
by William Brennan, Ph.D.

Three minutes is the approximate time a person is said to have in making a favorable impression on a woman when you first meet her. This is referred to as The First Three Minutes Of Contact. What happens in those first three minutes will determine whether you are going to succeed or fail at picking up a woman.

--- The First Three Minutes ---
By William Perkins

Three parts to the Gregorian calendar's rules for leap years:

  1. If divisible evenly by 4, a Gregorian year is a leap year, with a February 29 and 366 days (e.g. 1996/4 = 499, so 1996 is a leap year), UNLESS...

  2. If divisible evenly by 100, a Gregorian year is a normal year with 365 days (e.g.1900/100=19, so 1900 is a normal year of 365 days), UNLESS...

  3. If divisible evenly by 400, a Gregorian year is a leap year; so the year 2000 is a leap year. These three rules are trying to keep the seasons near fixed dates on the calendar, with the vernal equinox near March 21.

--- Welcome to the Institute For National Measurement Standards ---

3-patterned face

Three-patterned symbol said to be recognized by practically every animal born on Earth. It is said that we are born into this world with a basic, instinctive recognition of the visual representation of 'mother'. A human, animal, bird, fish or reptile that has sight at birth will recognise a face - in its simplest form, a circle containing two eyes. After that, everything else has to be learned by association. (And what about those species cared for by the father? No less, do "blind" bats have this image imprinted on their brain via a genetic endowment? Do only animals have this image reference, or do insects and plants have a similar design "memorized" somewhere?

--- Web Page Design for Designers: Symbolism ---

Three first minutes of any presentation are the most important:

--- Nail Your First Three Minutes to Avoid Going Down in Flames ---

Three categories of insurance for Gun-makers:

  1. Uninsured
  2. Badly insured
  3. Legitimately insured

Three separate ethnic groups are said to make up Brazil's population: The original Amerindians, Europeans, and Africans.

Reported By BBC News Wednesday, 18 December, 2002: (Colour - 'no guide to ancestry')

Third worst computer virus was created by Simon Vallor, 22, from Llandudno in Wales. He had admitted to releasing the mass-mailer virus which affected 27,000 computers in 42 countries. The virus was first seen on 5 December last year and spread via three emails entitled GoKar, Redesi and Admirer.

Reported by Steve Ranger on, 12-20-2002.

THREE-LEGGER- The three-legger is a variety of 1937-D --- Buffalo --- --- Nickel ---.

After one set of dies clashed together damaging themselves, the --- mint ---

technician accidentally ground off the buffalo's foreleg when he tried to repair it. While easy to counterfeit, the three-legged Buffalo when genuine displays a moth-eaten appearance on the hindquarters of the beast, and a thin dappled line resembling --- urine ---

descending in an --- arc ---

from the --- belly ---.

THREES- Threes is slang for a three-dollar gold piece.

THRIP- The thrip is an American three-cent piece, employed as early as the late 1800s. The term was possibly first used to describe the --- silver --- three-cent pieces,

for when the --- nickel --- three-cent pieces arrived in 1865, these latter were called nickels.

--- Probert Encyclopaedia: Money (S-Z) ---

3 notions for the origin of aids:

  1. People having sex with animals infected with the virus. (pigs, monkeys, sheep, etc...)
  2. Killing, butchering, and subsequent eating of virus-infected bushmeat in Central Africa.
  3. Development and distribution of oral polio vaccine called CHAT.

3-patterned scenario considered as a possibility for the origin of aids:
From early primates to chimpanzees to modern humans.

3 resources of the aids origin perspective:

--- Where did Aids really come from? ---

--- Where did Aids come from... ---

--- The Origin of Aids & Hiv ---

Here's one article on the subject:

HIV 'may have an ancient origin'
Helen Briggs
BBC News

25 January 2013, Last updated at 02:53 ET
Photo: Desirey Minkoh/AFP/Getty images
Bonobos (13K)

The origins of HIV can be traced back millions rather than tens of thousands of years, research suggests.

HIV, which causes Aids, emerged in humans in the 20th Century, but scientists have long known that similar viruses in monkeys and apes have existed for much longer.

A genetic study shows HIV-like viruses arose in African monkeys and apes 5 million to 12 million years ago.

The research may one day lead to a better understanding of HIV and Aids.

HIV affects 34 million people worldwide.

The disease emerged during the 20th century after a HIV-like virus jumped from chimps to humans.


Sam Wilson's quote" width="85%" align="center"> “This kind of research helps us understand how the virus works. The hope is that one day this will translate into therapy.”

Dr Sam Wilson

MRC - University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research

Scientists have long known that similar viruses, known as lentiviruses, are widespread in African primates.

Past genetic research has suggested these "cousins" of HIV arose tens of thousands of years ago, but some experts have suspected this is an underestimate.

Evolutionary arms race

Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle, US, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, also in Seattle, looked at the genetic signatures of HIV-like viruses in a number of primates, including chimps, gorillas, orang utans and macaques.

Changes in genes that have evolved in the immune systems of monkeys and apes in Africa suggest the viruses arose between 5 and 16 million years ago.

The research, published in the journal PLOS Pathogens, gives clues to how the immune systems of our closest relatives evolved to fight infection.

"Our study reveals that, while primate lentiviruses may have modern consequences for human health, they have ancient origins in our non-human primate relatives."

Dr Michael Emerman of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Commenting on the study, Dr Sam Wilson of the MRC - University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research in Glasgow, said: "This kind of research helps us understand how the virus works.

"The hope is that one day this will translate into therapy."

BBC News: HIV may have an acient origin

Note: While I have not been able to find an online reference to the idea that AIDS originated due to humans having sex with one or more kinds of animals in the wild, livestock, or household pets, this is a belief I have encountered amongst individuals in different blue collar/no collar occupations.

3 considerations for preference between competing Models in Science:

  1. Size of the error. The smaller the size of the error between actual measurements and predictions, the more accurate the Model. A good Model will be able to predict the uncertainty within its predictions.

  2. Range of Application. The larger the range over which a Model faithfully reflects Nature, the more universal the Model. If the range is big enough we might even call the Model a Law of Physics.

  3. Simplicity. A subjective and practical property that makes a Model easier to both understand and manipulate. In Keats words, "Truth is beauty, and beauty is truth."

--- Models in Science ---

Three great constellations of the Summer Triangle:

  1. Lyra, the Harp.
  2. Cygnus, the Swan.
  3. Aquila, the Eagle.

Three little constellations between and around these three:

  1. Delphinus, the Dolphin.
  2. Vulpecula, the Little Fox.
  3. Sagitta, the Arrow.

The mythology of the Arrow is confusing; it is thought to be the arrow shot by Hercules. By its orientation among the stars is seems somewhat uncertain whether Hercules was aiming for the Fox, the Eagle or the Swan, but it really doesn’t matter, since he missed them all!

--- Yahoo! News- Three Small Constellations... ---

Three evening appearances and three morning appearances each year:

Mercury, but not all of these are favorable for viewing. The best time of year to locate Mercury in the evening is springtime, when the angle of the ecliptic - or path of the sun, moon and planets - is inclined almost perpendicularly to the horizon. When days are lengthening and the world at your feet seems born anew, you will often find Mercury shining gaily in the western sky, above the place where the sun sets. Meanwhile, the best predawn appearances of Mercury always come in the autumn.

Third most brilliant object in the sky:

Venus, after the sun and moon. It's so bright that you can sometimes see it in a blue daytime sky. Venus appears bright partly because it's nearby - and also because it is wrapped in white clouds that reflect more than 65 percent of the sunlight striking them (for comparison, the moon reflects about 12 percent of incoming sunlight).

Three light-minutes away (approximate) at its closest distance from the Earth: Mars, at opposition that varies over about a 15-year cycle.

--- Features: Skywatching Basics ---

Rule-of-Thirds for well-composed Photographic shots: - To get a better picture every time, film makers and photographers commonly will go back to the Rule-of-Threes. Mentally divide up your view-finder's image like a tic-tac-toe board. You are dividing the picture into three equal parts vertically and horizontally. The most significant part of the picture should be where the lines intersect - you have four choices - top-left, top-right, bottom-left, bottom-right.

--- 5 Tips for shooting better videos ---

Three most common types of Bankruptcy:

  1. Chapter 7- Chapter 7 is often referred to as "straight" bankruptcy and is by far the most common. All exempt assets are retained by you, free from creditors’ claims (except mortgages and secured debts). Assets that cannot be exempted are sold and the proceeds divided among your creditors. Your debts are then discharged (legally terminated), and you are free to start your financial life anew.

  2. Chapter 13- Chapter 13 permits you to pay your creditors in monthly installments over three to five years. A formal plan is prepared which allocates how much money will be paid to your creditors each month. This plan is submitted to the Bankruptcy Court and the Chapter 13 Trustee for approval. To qualify for Chapter 13, your unsecured debts must be less than $250,000 and your secured debts must be less than $750,000. Chapter 13 is most often used when there would be some problem with filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

  3. Chapter 11- Chapter 11 also reorganizes debts by submitting a repayment plan to the court. This chapter is used when debts exceed the dollar limits of a Chapter 13 discussed above. Chapter 11 is more complex but does offer greater flexibility. Businesses usually file under Chapter 11. Chapter 11 requires extensive accounting reports and records which must be submitted to the Office of the United States Trustee during the bankruptcy. You must retain the services of an accountant to prepare these reports.

--- Merritt & Hagen- 3 Types of Bankruptcy ---

HTML3 image formats:

  • GIF (&695, "GIF")
  • PNG (&B60, "PNG")
  • JPEG (&C85, "JPEG")
  • Sprite (&FF9, "Sprite")
  • BMP (&69C, "BMP")
  • SWF (&188, "Flash")
  • WBMP (&F8F, "WBMP")

--- HTML3 images ---

3 marks of a successful theory:

  1. Correctly explains the existing relevant data. (i.e., you can't ignore evidence you don't like.)

  2. Suggests new tests that will distinguish it from competing ideas. (i.e., you have to do better than the other guys.)

  3. Is founded on a physical mechanism consistent with known laws of Nature. (i.e., you can't unravel the tapestry of knowledge.)

3-patterned deductive argument of Aristotle (ca. 350 BC) [Earth is Round!]:

  1. The only object that looks round from any direction is a sphere.
  2. Earth always casts a round shadow on the Moon regardless of orientation.
  3. Therefore, Earth must be spherical.

--- Lecture 7 ---

Three components of the ABCNEWS/Money index- (report given on January 1st, 2003.):

  1. NATIONAL ECONOMY — Twenty-seven percent of Americans rate the nation's economy as excellent or good; it was 29 percent last week. The best was 80 percent on Jan. 16, 2000. The worst was 7 percent in late 1991 and early 1992.

  2. PERSONAL FINANCES — Fifty-five percent rate their own finances as excellent or good, the same as last week. The best was 70 percent, set Aug. 30, 1998, and last matched in January 2000. The worst was 42 percent on March 14, 1993.

  3. BUYING CLIMATE — Thirty-six percent say it's an excellent or good time to buy things they want and need; it was 37 percent last week. The best was 57 percent on Jan. 16, 2000. The worst was 20 percent in the autumn of 1990.


The ABCNEWS/Money magazine Consumer Comfort Index represents a rolling average based on telephone interviews with about 1,000 adults nationwide each month. This week's results are based on 1,009 interviews in the month ending Dec. 29, 2002 and have an error margin of plus or minus three percentage points. The expectations question was conducted among 503 respondents Dec. 18-29; that result has a 4.5-point error margin. Field work was conducted by ICR-International Communications Research of Media, Pa.

--- Consumer Confidence 2002 ---

Three liberal organizations sued Roy Moore, who was elected Chief Justice of Alabama in 2000:

  1. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
  2. Americans for Separation of Church and State.
  3. The Southern Poverty Law Center.

He allegedly created an uncomfortable and unconstitutional religious presence in Alabama's Supreme Court for displaying the Ten Commandments in the Judicial Building.

Three-patterned classroom exercise:

Read, Think and Discuss

--- Biofocus Risk Assessment ---

Your Questions, Comments or Additional Information are welcomed:

Herb O. Buckland