The Book of Threes
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Welcome to The Book of Threes, a generalist’s playground. For about 30 years, Michael Eck has been thinking about threes. Things that come in threes. Now he combines that esoteric interest with his attachment to the Internet by creating what he hopes will be the book with the most authors ever (a lot more than three, anyway).

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He suggests that in our minds we break concepts into three parts to understand whatever it is we are thinking about. We use threes to define systems. We use the third or middle point with regard to the extremes to define a point of view. Yadda yadda yadda.

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The concept is simple. Just think of something that comes in threes, then go to this site and contribute it. For example: the colors on the American flag; Caesar’s most famous words, “Veni, vidi, vici” (“I came, I saw, I conquered”); the number of legs on each side of an insect.

Now it’s your turn . . .   – Source: Lycos review Top 5 sites, 1995

Three Finger Challenge

  In the movie Inglorious Bastard’s, the spy, undercover as a German officer, orders another round of whiskey, telling the bartender, “Drei Gläser (three glasses) and holding three fingers up — his index, middle, and ring finger. … A true German would have ordered “three” with the index, middle finger, and thumb extended. The French also start counting with their thumb for one. For two, they hold up […]

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Bridge – Three Questions

Monty Python Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see. Sir Lancelot: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I am not afraid. Bridgekeeper: What… is your name? Sir Lancelot: My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot. Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest? Sir Lancelot: […]

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Voices from the Dust Bowl The Three Wishes

This song is called The Three Wishes Voices from the Dust Bowl : NPR. Voices from the Dust Bowl In 1940, Charles Todd and Robert Sonkin were hired by the Library of Congress to travel around California and record the lives, stories and music of Dust Bowl refugees. COLLECTION Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert […]

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Three little maids from school are we

[YUM-YUM, PEEP-BO & PITTI-SING] Three little maids from school are we Pert as a school-girl well can be Filled to the brim with girlish glee Three little maids from school! [YUM-YUM] Everything is a source of fun. (chuckle) [PEEP-BO] Nobody’s safe, for we care for none! (chuckle) [PITTI-SING] Life is a joke that’s just begun! […]

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Three Coins in the Fountain Playlist

Story Line Three Coins in a Fountain Movie Three hopeful American secretaries visiting Italy — newcomer Maria (Maggie McNamara), romance-seeking Anita (Jean Peters) and the more mature Frances (Dorothy McGuire) — fling their coins into Rome’s Trevi Fountain, each making a wish. Soon, Maria is pursued by a dashing prince (Louis Jourdan), Anita finds herself […]

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