The significance of the number 23 is mostly created by pop culture, although speculation about its mystical importance has existed for centuries. The 2007 mystery-thriller film called "The Number 23" starring Jim Carrey was created in recognition of the number's meaning, according to /Film.
Believers in the mystical or symbolic meaning of 23 have cited several important occurrences surrounding the number. One of the most curious facts cited is that parents each contribute 23 chromosomes to their children's DNA. Other notable facts include that blood circulates the body in 23 seconds and that the Latin alphabet consists of exactly 23 letters.