6,648 – It’s a gene! It’s a wedding gown! It’s a ???

Music -“Big Numbers” from I’ve Got Music in Me by Jack Hartmann. Released: 1995


What does the number 6,648 signify?  Well, I really wish 6,648 was the $$$ my insurance company had paid me after a (presumed) drunk driver plowed through my front yard around 9:00 pm, on Tuesday, May 28th, tearing up shrubs and cactus, moving huge landscape rocks, and destroying about 1/3rd of my beautiful pinon tree before coming to a crashing stop….against the side of my 1995 Saturn, which was parked in the driveway, minding its’ own business.

May 28th, 2019

(for more on my beloved Saturn, see my post: The Sad Saga of the Stolen Saturn (aka “The Cookbookmobile”) https://kalesijablog.wordpress.com/2016/08/25/the-sad-saga-of-…e-cookbookmobile/

However, it didn’t happen like that (no surprise there!)  The owner of the vehicle (and presumed driver) fled the carnage and, as is so common here in New Mexico, was uninsured, despite the fact that it is illegal to be without vehicle insurance.  So, what else is new?  New Mexico is an amazing state:  it nearly always places 1st or 2nd  in things that are bad: no insurance, drunk drivers, car thefts, homicides, worst child welfare, etc.

So, then, what does the number “6648” represent here?  According to NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) “6648” is the ID for a gene, which “…is a member of the iron/manganese superoxide dismutase family. It encodes a mitochondrial protein that forms a homotetramer and …”, etc.,etc., etc.

SOD2 superoxide dismutase 2 [ Homo sapiens (human) ] Gene ID: 6648, updated on 26-Jun-2019 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)


H.R. 6648 is also the number of a bill from the United States 115th Congress (2017-2018),”Rewarding American Investments to Support Employees Act of 2018 or the RAISE Act of 2018” (huh?)

H.R. 6648 (Photo Credit: https://www.govtrack.us/ congress/bills/115/hr6648)



6648 is also a design pattern by Stella York, “Simple and Sleek Wedding Gown“…

Gown by Stella York. Photo Credit: https://www.essensedesigns. com/stella-york/            wedding-dresses/6648/











Or, you can purchase a #6648, “Turkey  Breast & Cheese Hoagie Sandwich” from http://www.bakemasters.com,

Item # 6648. Photo Credit: http://www.bakemasters.com




…or you can buy a toy for your kids, Item number 6648, “Orangutan Family”, from http://www.playmobil.us.

Item # 6648, “Orangutan Family” (Photo Credit: http://www.playmobil.us)







You could also take a cruise on the “Allure of the Seas”, and book Cabin # 6648, a “Junior Balcony Suite” (nice!)

Cabin #6648 on “Allure of the Seas”. (Photo Credit: http://www.icruise.com)







…or if you don’t like cruising, how about taking MNE Train #6648 to New York Penn Station?

6648” is also a flight with Virgin Australia.  Lastly, if someone came up to you and asked you to divide 46,539 by 7, your answer would be “6648” (people often stop me on the street and ask me this question)

However, none of these “6648“s are the ones I’m referring to in this post.  As many of you will have already surmised, “6,648” is the current number of cookbooks in my collection.  You just had to know that was coming, right?

My EatYourBooks cookbook collection

About vintagecookbookery

Cookbook lover and collector with a burgeoning collection of cookbooks. Reading and researching food trends, history of cooking techniques and technological advances in cooking, what we eat and why and cookbooks as reflectors of cultures is a fascination for me. As of November 7th, 2013, I hold the current Guinness World Record title for the largest collection of cookbooks: 2,970 at the official count on July 14th, 2013 (applaud now, thank you very much!) The current (unofficial) number is now 6,500. What next? More shelves?
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1 Response to 6,648 – It’s a gene! It’s a wedding gown! It’s a ???

  1. Anne Fisher says:

    Congratulations on your 6,648th cookbook!!!

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