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A triple entendre is a rare occurrence in language where a phrase can be understood in any of three ways.

A famous t-shirt at MIT, when women first were accepted stated: "women multiply at MIT." This could mean that women literally multiply numbers, that more and more women are coming to MIT (and the number of women is multiplying), or that women are having children at MIT.



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Tesla exhibited pronounced symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He became obsessed with the number three; he often felt compelled to walk around a block three times before entering a building, demanded a stack of three folded cloth napkins beside his plate at every meal, hotel room numbers must in multiples of three, etc. . .

3's flash

Memory itself works on the concept of threes. The first time you observe something it's unique. The second time observe the same thing it becomes understood like a pattern. The third time observe the same thing you have a pattern to reference and it becomes known.

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