This list has taken me years to compile; spans cultures, continents, eras, subjects, and religions; and includes examples ranging from the really simple to the devilish. You’ve been warned!
Here’s how to play.
What’s the first thing you associate the number ‘365’ with? Days in a year, right? So:
Q: 365 D I A Y
A: 365 days in a year
Q: 24 H I A D
A: 24 hours in a day
28 D I A L M
28 P O T M
29 D I F I A L Y
30 D I 1/3 O T M O T Y
31 D I M M O T Y
32 D F: T A W W F
32 T I A A
33 N O V I T N H S
33 T T A W W B I T N S
33, 22, 11 M N I N
34 S I T G S F T
35 M F, T F G M C U F A P A M P
36 I I A Y
36 N O M I T T S
37 N O A R W
37 T O H B I D C
38 N O S I A A R W
38 T 38T P N I T P-K-W B B N A S K
Vinay Kumar Rai is an editor (he polishes someone else’s writing); a self-publishing consultant (he tells authors-to-be how to self-publish their books); a copywriter (he writes marketing copy for blog posts, brochures, DMs and eDMs, flyers, profiles, sales letters, Websites, etc); a writer (he writes educational articles for magazines and Websites); and a ghost writer (he writes books for other people).
He is also the editor of Think+ Science, a monthly print magazine that is read by lower-secondary-school students in Singapore. TS is published by Nurture Craft.
He’s been writing professionally since 2001 and for fun since he was six years old, the latter being more than half a century ago.
His strength is in communicating difficult ideas and jargon. His clients are typically experts, publishers, or business-people with products or service to market.
He has no wives, no kids, no pets, and no Pokémon. However, he does have a lot of books.
He’s really into Karma, the Golden Rule, first principles, mental models, universal laws, and philosophy.
He’s really not a fan of the “My God true, your God false” types but he is a big fan of Alan Watts, Antoine Be champ, Buckminster Fuller, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Friedrich Nietzsche, Giordano Bruno, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Nikola Tesla, Norman Borlaug, Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, Rudolf Steiner, Socrates, Viktor Schauberger, and Swami
Vinay is the founder of Elementum.