Why is this number everywhere?

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Thanks to Dr. Todd Landman, the Academic Magician, for sharing his footage of the 37 Force. – https://www.todd-landman.com/

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Simon, W. E. (1972). “Blue Seven Phenomenon” in Elementary and Jr. High Children. Psychological Reports – https://ve42.co/Simon1972
Trueman, J. (1979). Existence & Robustness of Blue Seven Phenomena. The Journal of General Psychology – https://ve42.co/Trueman1979
Saito, M. (1999). “Blue and Seven Phenomena” in Japanese Students. Perceptual & Motor Skills – https://ve42.co/Saito1999
Philbrick, J. L. (1976). Blue seven in East Africa: Preliminary report. Perceptual & Motor Skills – https://ve42.co/Philbrick1976
Hargreaves, S. (2009). The psychology of randomness. – https://ve42.co/Hargreaves2009
The 37 Force via The Magician’s Forum – https://ve42.co/37Force1
Fulves, K. (1979) Self-Working Mental Magic. Dover Publications, Inc. – https://ve42.co/Fulves1979
Random numbers via The Jargon File at catb.org – https://ve42.co/Jargon
Random Number Survey by MahoganyForest via Reddit – https://ve42.co/RedditRndm
Prime number theorem via Wikipedia – https://ve42.co/WikiPNT
Grossack, C. (2023). A truly incredible fact about the number 37. Grossack.site – https://ve42.co/Grossack2023
Least prime factor of n via oeis.org – https://ve42.co/LeastPrime
Fry, H. (2017). When should you settle down? ideas.ted.com – https://ve42.co/Fry2017
Choosing Toilets by Numberphile – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIOoCKO-ybQ
Seaton, R. (2014). The Secretary Problem Explained: Dating Mathematically. rs.io – https://ve42.co/Seaton2014

Images & Video:
Just 37 by Tom Magliery – https://ve42.co/Just37
R4000 Processor via Molecular Expressions – https://ve42.co/micro37
The “37” Cluster by Noel Carboni – https://ve42.co/NGC2169
Charles Fleischer via Wikimedia – https://ve42.co/Fleischer

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