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Who knows two hundred forty-seven?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will:

  • Upvote all answers I consider relevant and interesting.

  • Accept the what I think is the "best" answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

I hope I didn't set a poor precedent by upping the ante for 246 ...

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Every 247 years, the calendar repeats itself. (Sort of.)

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About 97% of the time, in fact. –  Alex May 31 '11 at 4:57
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On February 3, 1944, 247 people from Neu Dachs were gassed at Auschwitz, according to Höss ימח שמו.

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The word Remez and the word Zemer both equal 247

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