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Benazir Bhutto and the Number Nine
An email going around implies that there's some significance in the fact that, if you search hard enough, you can find numbers associated with Benazir Bhutto's life that add up to nine.

Benazir Bhutto:-
Born in 1953. 1+9+5+3 = 18 = 1+8 = 9
First suicidal attack on her on 18 Oct. 1+8 = 9
Second Suicidal attack in which she died. 27 Dec. 2+7 = 9
She died in the year 2007 2+0+0+7 = 9
And the Total Period from 1953 to 2007 is 54 years. 5+4 = 9
She got married on 18 Dec. 1+8 = 9 &
She went Out of pakistan for 9 years in 1998 1+9+9+8 = 27 = 2+7 = 9 &
Came back in 2007 2+0+0+7 = 9
Her Brother Shahnawaz bhutto has been murdered in 1980 1+9+8+0 =18 =1+8 =9
& if you write Benazir Bhutto in urdu langauge (urdu text) it contains 9 alphabets!

My name, Alex Boese, has nine letters in it. Surely this too has some significance! (via Funny Emails)
Categories: Politics
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 28, 2008
Comments (6)
"...if you write Benazir Bhutto in urdu langauge (urdu text) it contains 9 alphabets!"

What the hell does that mean?

I notice that Benazir Bhutto's last name sounds like Popeye's enemy's name (Bluto).

That CANNOT be a coincidence!
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Mon Jan 28, 2008  at  04:00 AM
The riddle is solved! The number 9 killed her! Dispatch a police force to Sesame Street to arrest number 9!
Posted by Dan Sz.  in  MI  on  Mon Jan 28, 2008  at  01:15 PM
CMG, I agree with you - that was the first thought that hit me when I read the note. Closely followed by the idea that just about anyone can discover a link to the number 9 with anyone. Especially if you tamper with the starting data. Notice the dates sometimes have the year and sometimes don't as an example.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Mon Jan 28, 2008  at  02:06 PM
Oh my god it was 9:00am when I read this!!
Posted by Crazygut  in  california  on  Wed Jan 30, 2008  at  01:04 PM
It's simple math, any number with the sum of the digits equaling 9 is divisible by nine. So what this really says is that all these dates are divisible by 9.

And if she's born on a year divisible by 9 and dies on a year divisible by 9, then OF COURSE she's been alive a number of years divisible by 9. Same for leaving pakistan on a year divisible by 9 and being gone 9 years...

So basically, many these numbers are necessarily caused by the other numbers, making this seem somewhat less coincidental.
Posted by math  on  Mon Feb 25, 2008  at  12:57 AM
That isn't the first time this type of "coincidence" has been brought up. It's happened before.
Posted by dUc0N  in  Germany  on  Tue Feb 26, 2008  at  10:12 PM
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