This page is for gathering material for a piece of wikiart dealing with numbers. What is needed is facts about numbers between 1 and 100. For every number I need that many facts. So for number one I need one fact, and for number 86 I need 86 facts. So the emphasis is on the large numbers since those will be more difficult.
Examples of the kinds of facts wanted are things like actual counts (like "the phrase 'I have a bad feeling about this' is mentioned 24 times in the Star Wars films") or observations of physical instances of numbers (like "The house number of Donald Duck is 13").
I want facts about numbers from all over different areas of interest. Some examples could be movies, music, science, history, art, politics, literature, religion and myth... As long as it is it something widely accessible or observable (not something like "on the way to work I saw 45 plastic bags"). I'm not even horribly fust if the number isn't a scientifically proven fact (for example I will use the catch line from the movie 21 Grams for number 21 even though it might not be true) as long as it is accessible in some way. I'd rather not use well-known things (like "Christ had 12 apostles"), but again, I'm not very fust and if they are very large numbers I'm not going to be picky since I need loads :3
Basically, don't be afraid of adding even if you're not sure it's the kind of thing I want. I'd rather have too many than too few. :)
Please add here:
-In Numberpedia, one is not important.
-During any police lineup the suspects wear nos. 2 through 9 because it is considered too suggestive to make anyone display the no. 1
-Unicorns have 1 horn.
-Cyclopses have 1 eye.
-Unicycles have 1 wheel.
-One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do.
-1 is the first and second numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.
- One is the number of times you can die. Unless you're a cat, Jack Harkness, or one of the Winchesters.
-Yossarian can name two things to be miserable about for every one to be thankful for.
-Two is the only even prime number.
-Something about Metallica's Unforgiven II, the awesomest Metallica song. (Either: 'It's been performed live only once: 1997 Billboard Awards when Metallica received the Artist of the Year award.' Or 'The star of the video is the same little boy from the original "The Unforgiven" video, in which he was about 7 years younger.')
Three:-A number is divisible by 3 when the sum of its digits can be divided by 3.
-The number four is the only number in the English language that is spelt with the same number of letters as the number itself.
-In Japanese, the word for 'four' is a homonym for 'death'. Hence the numer four is considered an unlucky number in Japanese culture, much like the number 13 in cultures with European heritage.
-There are Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. However, there are rumors that Pestilence quit after the discovery of penicillin and has been replaced by Pollution.
-Bridget Driscoll, a housewife from Croydon is the first pedestrian to be knocked down and killed by a motor vehicle. She stopped off a London curb straight into the path of a car traveling at 4 mph.
-A four-flush is a useless poker hand, containing four of a suit and one odd card.
-The Roman numeral V comes from a representation of an outstretched hand.
-Five second rule: If food is dropped on the floor, it can be safely eaten if picked up within five seconds.
-Every fifth creature on Earth is a beetle.
-In the Spartan Oligarchical system 5 ephors were elected annually. They presided over meetings of the council of elders, in civil cases and matters of foreign policy.
-In V for Vendetta V's cell number is 5.
-In Japanese, the name of a board game with Chinese origins - Go - is also the word for 'five'.
-Five is right out.
-There is only one quintuple sexy prime (prime numbers that are six apart), and it begins on five: 5, 11, 17, 23, 29
-A pedestrian hit by a car doing 20 mph stands a 5% chance of dying.
-On the standard clock-face 11:05 makes a V. The first clock seen on V For Vendetta displays this time.
-In Morse-code, the letter V is short-short-short-long, based on the beginning of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.
-5 us the first number of the barcode on a Dutch M&M's Peanut bag of 260 grammes.
-Number six is the first to be recognised as a cylon of the twelve human-appearing cylon models in Battlestar Galactica.
-Six is the smallest perfect number.
-Six degrees of separation: Any one of us is only six acquaintances away from anyone else in the world.
-Six is the largest number on a standard die.
-Number Six is how the protagonist of the TV series "The Prisoner" was called.
-There are six simple machines: the inclined plane, the wheel and axle, the lever, the pulley, the wedge and the screw (although I think the screw is just an inclined plane going round and round...) These simple machines fall into two general classes; those dependent on the vector resolution of forces (inclined plane, wedge, screw) and those in which there is an equilibrium of torques (lever, pulley, wheel).
-'Six-finger country' is Australian slang, referring to an isolated area considered to be inhabited by people who practice in-breeding.
-No piece of square dry paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
-In the opening scene of the movie Se7en all the building numbers start with 7.
-In 2004, Ashley Revell of London sold all of his possessions, clothing included, and brought US$135,300 to the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas and put it all on "Red" at the roulette table in a double-or-nothing bet. The ball landed on "Red 7" and Revell walked away with his net-worth doubled to $270,600.
-Opposite sides of a die cube always add up to seven.
-The 7th son of a 7th son is thought to possess the power of healing diseases spontaneously. In different myths he either inherits the power simply through his birth position; in others he is granted it by God because of his birth position.
-The 7th son of a 7th son is thought to be a werewolf in Latin America.
-In As You Like It Shakespeare catalogues seven ages of man: infant, school-boy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon, and second childhood.
-The story of the Seven sleepers is a myth that refers to 7 Christian men, who being given a day to renounce their faith, went to a cave to pray, and fell asleep. Whilst they were asleep the emperor Decius had the cave sealed. Decades later a farmer opened the cave to use it as a cattle pen, and found the seven men inside, still sleeping. They awoke, recounted their story, and praised God.
-The Seven-league boots from European lore allow the wearer to take huge strides - each step seven leagues.
-The Pleiades were seven sisters who served in the train of Artemis. They were: Maia, Electra, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaeno, Sterope (also Asterope) and Merope.
-There were seven wonders of the ancient world: the colossus of Rhodes, the Pyramid at Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Lighthouse of Alexandria, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus.
-Snow White had seven dwarven companions in Disney's version of the fairytale: Dopey, Sneezy, Grumpy, Doc, Happy, Bashful and Sleepy. In the Brother's Grim version of the tale, Snow White is seven years old when she is abandoned in the forest.
-Ancient Thebes had seven gates: Neistai, Proitides, Homoloides, Krenaia, Onkaiai (The Gate next to Athena Onca), Elektrai and Borraiai.
-in Christian teaching, there are seven deadly sins. Deadly because each one can lead to the next, and eventually to a fall from grace. They are: Luxuria (extravagance, lust), Gula (gluttony), Avaritia (greed), Acedia (sloth), Ira (wrath), Invidia (envy), and Superbia (pride).
-In diametric opposition to the 7 Deadly Sins, there are the Seven heavenly virtues, these are: chastity, abstinence, temperance, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility.
-One of Enid Blyton's series of childrens' books was the Secret Seven, much like the Famous Five they were a group of children who solved crimes. The members were: Peter (the leader), Janet (Peter's sister), Jack, Barbara, George, Pam, and Colin. They were usually accompanied by a Peter and Janet's dog, called Scamper.
-Nennius wrote on the seven ages: The lives of three wattles, the life of a hound; The lives of three hounds, the life of a steed; The lives of three steeds, the life of a man; The lives of three men, the life of an eagle; The lives of three eagles, the life of a yew; The lives of three yews, the length of an age; Seven ages from creation to doom.
-The seven seas (all of which the experiences seamen claim to have sailed) are North and South Pacific, North and South Atlantic, Acrtic, Antarctic and Indian oceans.
-Rome was built atop seven hills, called: Palatine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Caelian, Aventine, Esquiline, and Viminal.
-In C.S. Lewis'series The Chronicles of Narnia there are seven books. In publication order they are: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician's Nephew, and The Last battle. Chronological order places The Magician's Nephew first and The Horse and His Boy third.
-Yogi Berra's jersey number was 8 when he played in the New York Yankees. The number is now retired in the team (meaning that no other player can be number 8)
-Marcel Duchamp worked 8 years on The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even (also known as The Large Glass). The work of art was never finished.
-One can split a pie into 8 pieces with three straight cuts.
-1 human being out of 8 is a Chinese farmer.
-What did 0 say to 8? "Nice belt!"
-The Wimbledon 8 is a drinking game invented by Oliver Reed, where you drink a pint within fifteen minutes, then run to the nearest pub and repeat. The number 8 comes from the 8 pubs in Wibledon, where the game was first held, although Reed's unofficial record is 16.
-The car in the film Rain Man is a 1949 Buick Roadmaster. Straight 8. Fireball 8. Only 8,985 production models.
-Harpo Marx was 8 years old when he was thrown out of the window of his classroom by two Irish bullies for the last time.
-Eight is a magical number in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series: The magical color "octarine" is the eighth color of the spectrum, the eighth son of an eighth son will become a sorceror, and the number is generally avoided, since it means bad luck. http://wiki.lspace.org/wiki/7a
-In Karate and Kungfu there are said to be 8 virtues: Respect, honesty, courage, integrity, humility, compassion, patience, and peacefulness.
-In China the number 8 is believed to express the totality of the universe.
-In the year 8 AD the altar to peace (Ara Pacis) was erected by Augustus.
-Papillon tried to escape nine times.
-Water expands by 9% as it freezes.
-The Finnish word for 9, YHDEKSÄN, has 8 letters, and the word for 8, KAHDEKSAN has 9 letters.
-A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon.
-9 is an unlucky number for composers, particularly the 9th symphony because many composers have died while writing their 9th symphony.
-Nine people were killed in the Jokela school shooting on 7th of November, 2007, one of which was the shooter Pekka-Eric Auvinen himself.
-There is a system for multiples of nine in the hands: palms facing upwards and going from right to left, each finger is a number between 1-10 (right thumb = 1, right little finger = 5, left little finger = 6, left thumb = 10). Bending any finger down results in the digits of that number multiplied with 9 staying up. So bending right ring finger - 4 x 9 - leaves three fingers up to the right of the bent finger and 6 to the left of the finger -- 4 x 9 = 36.
-According to Dante Alighieri, Hell is made up of nine circles.
-There are Nine Muses in mythology: Calliope; Muse of epic song Clio; Muse of history Euterpe; Muse of lyric song Thalia; Muse of comedy and bucolic poetry Melpomene; Muse of tragedy Terpsichore; Muse of dance Erato; Muse of erotic poetry Polyhymnia; Muse of sacred song Urania; Muse of astronomy
-Captain Star's Atomic Engine Stoker "Limbs" Jones has nine heads.
-In 1814 9 people died in a beer flood after a giant vat burst in a brewery and over 1 million litres of beer was spilt onto Tottenham Court Road.
-Being "dressed to the nines" means dressed very formally.
-The phrase "the whole nine yards" is speculated to have originated from military parlance as a result of airplane machine guns using up their entire belts of bullets, which were nine yards long. It has come to mean some version of "everything".
-10 is the base of the decimal system, basis of the metric system.
-Troy was besieged for nine years and it fell on the tenth.
-Odysseus wandered for nine years and returned home on the tenth.
-Some people argue that we only use 10% of our brains. This is wrong: while the majority of the brain may not be active at any one moment, all of it is essential for normal function.
-There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don't.
-10 and 1 are the same number. This is because 0 is not a number but a circle, thus all multiples of 10 are now known to be equivalent in value.
-Ten pin bowling is fun
-10 Downing Street.
-A cat has over 100 vocal sounds, a dog only has about 10
-In Date Alighieri's hell, the Eighth circle, known as the Malebolge is divided into ten separate ditches with bridges between them.
-Pioneer 10 is the first human-built object to have been set upon a trajectory leading out of the solar system, and by some definitions it is the first artificial object to leave the solar system.
-Different variants of the phrase "Put money in thy purse" is repeated 11 times by Iago in a monologue from the play Othello.
-Eleven is the largest number of Academy Awards won by any single movie. Ben-Hur, Titanic and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King have all won 11 Oscars.
- Noticing symmetrical numbers (such as 11:11, 22:22, 01:10, etc...) in digital displays is called the 11:11 Phenomenon.
-Elevenses is a mid-morning refreshment such as tea and biscuits taken around 11am.
-11 is the fourth number that stays the same when written upside down. The first three are 0, 1 and 8.
-It takes 11 points to win a game of ping pong. That is, unless both players reach 10 points, in which case they play until one player has a lead of 2.
-Devil wears a size 11 shoe. There is an imprint of his foot at Stonehenge on one of the uprights of the central trilithon, where he according to legend kicked it in frustration.
-When Britain changed from the use of the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in 1752, 11 days (3rd-13th) were skipped. People protested in the streets, demanding "give us back our 11 days".
-TWELVE PLUS ONE is an anagram of ELEVEN PLUS TWO
-Football clubs often dedicate the number 12 to their fans and do not issue this number to any player (reference to the fans being the twelfth man of the team).
-Hercules had to complete 12 labours as penance for killing his family: Slay the Nemean Lion and bring back its hide, slay the Lernaean Hydra, Capture the Golden Stag of Artemis, clean the Augean Stables in one day, steal the mares of Diomedes, obtain the cattle of Geryon, capture Cerberus and bring him back, steal the golden apples of the Hesperides, capture the Erymanthian Boar, capture the Cretan Bull, obtain the Girdle of Hippolyte, and slay the Stymphalian Birds.
-There are twelve different models of human-like cylons in the remade Battlestar Galactica tv-series.
-There are twelve buttons on a regular telephone dial (numbers from 1-9, *, 0 and #)
-There are 12 different coloured lines on the London Tube map.
-On one hand you can count off the numbers from 1 to 12 by touching the joints of your fingers with your thumb. There are many good arguments for counting in twelves rather than in tens.
-There are 12 ways of arranging eight queens on a chessboard so that no queen can capture any other queen.
-Twelfth Night or the Feast of Epiphany on January 6 marks the end of the Christmas period. It used to be a time of great merrymaking. Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night was written to be performed as part of the Twelfth Night celebrations.
-The number 12, is a sublime number. It has a perfect number of positive divisors (6): 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12, and the sum of these is again a perfect number: 1+2+3+4+6+12 = 28.
-The manuscript of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was rejected 12 times by different publishers before it was taken on board by Bloomsbury.
-A total of twelve astronauts reached the surface of the moon during the Apollo program.
-The first space walk by Alexei Leonov in 1965 lasted 12 minutes.
-Donald Duck's house number is 13.
-The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
-B is an unlucky letter because it looks like a scrunched-togehter 13.
-The longest jump by a flea is 13 inches.
-While the Earth revolves once, the Moon revolves 13 times.
-A million seconds is 13 days.
-There is always at least one Friday 13th in each year.
-The fear of the number 13 is called Triskaidekaphobia. A specific fear of Friday the 13th is called Paraskavedekatriaphobia or Friggatriskaidekaphobia.
-Apollo 13 was the first aborted Apollo mission
-Apollo 13 was launched at 1313 hours
-In many hotels and skyscrapers there is no 13th floor
-Stephen King wrote a short story called '1408' about a haunted hotel room. The numbers comprising the title add up to 13
-Most airplanes have no seat No. 13
-In Italy it is usual to leave the number 13 out of the lottery.
-In France it is possible to hire someone called a quatorzime, a fourteen person from a professional agency so that a dinner party won't have 13 people
-The first line in the film Titanic says "Thirteen meters; you should see it."
-In the beginning of a game of bridge, each player is dealt 13 cards.
-there are 13 cards in each suit in a deck of cards.
-Most people fart 14 times a day on average.
-Valentine's Day is celebrated on the 14th of February.
-Fortnight means two weeks or 14 days
-Carbon 14 is used to date objects up to 50,000 years old
-The Fourteen Magazine is a magazine published by Rudy Gordon and Mike Loveday and it is devoted to fourteen lined poems including but not restricted to the sonnet form.
-Al Campanis has said that he signed Koufax for fourteen grand and a hot dog.
-Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months. (Anthony J. D'Angelo)
-Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.
-The 'Fourteen Points' were listed in a speech delivered by President Woodrow Wilson of the United States over 10 months before the Armistice with Germany ended World War I, but the Fourteen Points became the basis for the terms of the German surrender.
-In the film Fourteen Hours an unhappy man threatens suicide by standing on the ledge of a high-rise building for 14 hours.
-The Cuban Missile Crisis - "when the Cold War got hot" - lasted for 14 days in October 1962.
-The Fourteen Gunasthans in Jainism [what are they?]
-The Fourteen Infallibles in islam [what are they?]
-The impossible dinner table arrangements in Alice Gerstenberg's play Fourteen fluctuates from the planned fourteen to 6 at the smallest to 16 at the most, ending with the original intended 14.
-Dr. Lawrence Britt, a political scientist, recognised fourteen shared traits between the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), and recorded these "Fourteen Characteristics of Fascisim" in an article called Fascism Anyone?
-In catholicism the saints called the Fourteen Helpers are Saint Christopher, Saint Giles/Aegidius, Saint Denis/Dionysus, Saint Blaise/Blase/Blasius, Saint Erasmus/Elmo, Saint Barbara, Saint Vitus/Guy, Saint Pantaleon, Saint Cyriacus, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Saint Eustace/Eustachius/Eustathius, Saint George, Saint Margaret of Antioch and Saint Agathius/Acacius. They were invoked for protection against disease. All of the saints except Saint Giles were martyrs.
-So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations. (Matthew 1:17)
-In mountaineering the term fourteener refers to independent peaks that are 14,000 ft or higher.
-In poetry, a fourteener is a line consisting of 14 syllables, usually having 7 iambic heptametric feet.
-A quatorzain is a poem of fourteen lines but is in other ways different from a sonnet.
-In William Blake's Poem The Tyger 15 different questions are asked. None are answered.
-According to UC Berkley cognitive scientist Richard S. Lazarus there are 15 basic human emotions.
-Viidestoista yö - Fifteenth Night (Finnish popsong by Juice Leskinen. Some kind of analysis of the lyrics or the meaning of the number?)
-A crystal anniversary celebrates 15 years.
-According to the Bloggess, your 15th wedding anniversary is 'big metal chickens'
-There are 15 men on a dead man's chest.
-The only 15 letter word that can be written without repeating a letter is 'uncopyrightable'.
-The Flying Fifteen is a 20ft (6m) sailing boat sailed by two people. The most famous Flying Fifteen was "the Coweslip" which was a wedding present to the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Elizabeth.
-If Joseph and Mary were travelling from Nazareth to Bethlehem today, they would have to go through 15 Israeli miltary checkpoints and roadblocks.
-Edward Shepherd Creasy recognises the following as the 15 decisive battles in history before modern time: Battle of Marathon BC 490, Defeat of the Athenians at Syracuse BC 413, Battle of Arbela BC 331, The Battle of the Metaurus BC 207, Victory of Arminius over the Roman Legions under Varus AD 9, Battle of Châlons AD 451, Battle of Tours AD 732, The Battle of Hastings 1066, Joan of Arc's Victory over the English at Orleans 1329, The Defeat of the Spanish Armada 1704, The Battle of Pultowa 1709, Victory of the Americans over Burgoyne at Saratoga 1777, The Battle of Valmy 1792 and The Battle of Waterloo 1815.
-The Enormous Room by e e cummings was rejected 15 times before it was printed. (Cummings self-published this, his first work, now rated a masterpiece, dedicating it to the 15 publishers who had rejected it.)
-There are 15 pieces per player for a backgammon game.
-In British history 'The Fifteen' refers to the Jacobite raising of 1715.
-15th of May is Mercuralia, the birthday of the Roman god mercury. Wednesday is the day of Mercury (Mercurii dies - in English named after Mercury's Anglo-saxon counterpart Woden) and the month of May is named after Mercury's mother, Maia.
-In James Joyce's legendary novel Ulysses, all the events take place on the 16th of June. June 16 is now celebrated worldwide as Bloomsday, named after the protagonist of the book, Leopold Bloom.
-In chess both players start with 16 pieces. Also, because half of the pieces are pawns, there are in total 16 pawns on the board at the beginning.
-There are 16 orders of mammals.
-16 pebbles feature in Samuel Becket's novel Molloy which has one of the longest and most detailed accounts of someone working at a mathematical problem in a work of fiction
-Caterpillars typically have 16 legs. But when they emerge from their chrysalis as a butterfly or moth, they have only six legs.
-A team must win 16 playoff games in order to win Lord Stanley's Cup.
-In The Clockwork Orange the car used by Alex and the droogs was the "Adams Probe 16", one of three ever made.
-The families of Jared and his brother traveled across the sea in eight sealed vessels, illuminated on the inside by 16 stones that Jared's brother brought to God, asking Him to touch them to make them shine and give them light so they wouldn't have to travel in darkness.
-Sixteenmo (sextodecimo) is a book size resulting from folding a sheet of paper into 16 leaves or 32 pages.
-The youngest person to have a sex change operation performed on was the 16-year-old Kim (born as Tim) Petras.
-In the periodic table 16 is the number of sulfur.
-The Order of the Thistle has 16 members at a time.
-In 2006 a 16ft long young northern bottlenose whale was discovered in the River Thames.
-The Cultural Revolution in China began with the announcement of the document called the "Decision Concerning the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" also known as "the 16 Points".
-The Alhambra, a Moorish castle in Spain contains 17 different tiling patterns, which is actually the total number of possible tilings by translating and rotating geometric patterns.
-Most Italians believe that 17 is unlucky, and they are very superstitious concerning it. For instance, Air Italia has no 17th row, Italian buildings do not have a seventeenth floor, and when the Renault R17 went to Italy, it's name was changed to R117. Part of the reason that Italians do not like 17 comes from their Latin culture. In fact, XVII rearranged spells VIXI, which means "I have lived" (often interpreted as "I am dead") in Latin. The fear of the number 17 is called 'heptadecaphobia' or 'heptakaidekaphobia'.
-There are 17 syllables in a haiku.
-A day on Uranus lasts 17 hours.
-Jeffrey Dahmer, an American serial killer murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with the majority of the murders occurring between 1989 and 1991. His murders were particularly gruesome, involving rape, necrophilia and cannibalism.
-The Beatles had 17 number one hits in Britain.
-Apollo 17 was the last Apollo-mission that landed on the moon.
-The Seventeen Year Locust is an East North American cicada appearing in great numbers at infrequent intervals becasue its nymphs take 13-17 years to mature.
-The circumference of the Large Hadron Collider is 17 miles.
-The cave of Lascaux, painted 17,000 years ago, was discovered by Marcel David, 17 years old.
-The mummy of King Tutankhamen was wrapped in 17 sheets.
-The Parthenon is 17 columns long.
-The Chinese had a bureaucratic constitution with 17 articles.
-Queen Anne of Great Britain had 17 children who died before their second birthday. Her only son to survive infancy died at the age of 11.
-Shakespeare wrote 17 comedies (in the 17th century).
-Hamlet reigned for 17 years.
-Beethoven wrote 17 string quartets.
-The number 17 is used 13 times in the Bible: Genesis 7:11, 8:4, 37:2, 47:28; 1 Kings 14:21, 22:52; 2 Kings 13:1, 16:1; 1 Chronicles 24:15, 25:24; 2 Chronicles 12:13; Jeremiah 32:9; Judith 1:13. The word "seventeen" is used 17 times; the four additional references are: Judges 8:14; 1 Chronicles 7:11; Ezra 2:39; Nehemiah 7:42.
-According to The Book of the Balance by Gâbir ibn Hayyân, an alchemist and a soufi, the shape (sura) of every thing in the world is 17; 17 is the very basis of the theory of the Balance and must be regarded as the canon of the equilibrium of every thing.
-There are 17 muscles in the tongue.
-In the film An American in Paris, Gene Kelly dances for 17 minutes.
-When it is 50° in the shade, in places where there is no shade, a dromedary can stay up to 17 days without drinking, and lose 30% of its weight without having trouble.
-Pearl Harbor was attacked by 17 Japanese squadrons.
-The first atomic bomb, prepared by 1700 people, was dropped onto Hiroshima 17 seconds late
-Carl Lewis, regarded as the athlete of the century, had 17 gold medals: 9 in the Olympic Games, 8 times world champion.
- Mithridates, a soldier condemned for the murder of Cyrus the Younger, was executed by scaphism, surviving the insect torture for 17 days.
-The world record of sitting in ketchup is 17 hours.
-18 is the only number that is twice the sum of its digits.
-The number 18 can refer to the Nazis' secret code name for Adolf Hitler. [what, how?]
-Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 was originally named "Catch-18" because of the Hebrew meaning of the number, but was amended to the published title to avoid confusion with another war novel, Mila 18.
-Eighteen is considered by some to be a devil's number because 6 + 6 + 6 = 18, and 666 is the number of the beast according to the Book of Revelation. There are also 18 letters in the words six-hundred sixty six.
-Giraffes, which can grow to a height of 18 feet, are the tallest land animals.
-There are 18 holes on many golf courses.
-The two 18 letter words `conservationalists' and 'conversationalists' are anagrams of each other. They are the longest pair of anagrams in the English language if scientific words are excluded.
-There are 18 players to Australian Rules football.
-Eigteenmo (octodecimo) is a book size resulting from folding a sheet of paper into 18 leaves or 36 pages. Often written 18mo.
-Song '18' by Moby
-Elvis Presley had 18 number one hits.
-The youngest mother in the UK to have conjoined twins was 18 years old.
-In the periodic table 18 is the number of argon.
-By age 18, a U.S. youth will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence.
-Nineteen is the number of angels guarding Hell according to the Koran.
-The statues of historical figures Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson, at their memorials, are both nineteen feet tall.
-The Nineteen Propositions were demands put to Charles I by Parliament in 1642 intended to limit the power of the Crown. The king's rejection of them led to the English Civil War and his execution.
-In the game of cribbage 19 is an impossible hand.
-There were originally 19 departments in the Directorate of Military Intelligence at the time of the First World War. MI5 (officially the Security Service) and MI6 (officially the Secret Intelligence Service) are often still referred to using these names by members of the general public and the media.
-The nineteenth hole of a golf course is the bar in the clubhouse.
-The expression "talk nineteen to the dozen" means to talk incessantly.
-'The Ka-tet of Nineteen' refers to the group of Gunslingers in Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' series, the members of which are - Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake, and Oy.
-According to the Paul Hardcastle song "Nineteen", the average age of the combat soldier in the Vietnam war was 19.
-In the periodic table 19 is the number of potassium.
-It's been calculated that James Boswell contracted 19 venereal infections between the ages of 19 and 50.
-There are twenty magic rings in The Lord of The Rings.
-In total the average human has 20 digits.
-An average human could wear all the magic rings from The Lord of the Rings by having one ring in each finger and toe.
-A darts board is divided into 20 sectors numbered from 1 to 20.
-A china anniversary celebrates 20 years.
-[*something about the game 20 questions*]
-John Wayne appeared in 20 films directed by John Ford.
-The expression 20/20 vision means a normal vision, and it means that when you stand 20 feet away from the chart you can see what the "normal" human being can see. In the metric system it is 6 meters (so 6/6 vision)
-The average sperm whale's brain weights 20 pounds, and is 4 times heavier than a human brain.
-When translating symbols to acceptable characters in URLs, a space becomes %20
-Mika Hakkinen won 20 races during his Formula 1 career.
-A wolf can eat 20 pounds of meat in a single sitting.
-Sergei Eisenstein declared his wish that the score of Battleship Potemkin should be rewritten every 20 years, in order to retain its relevance to each new generation.
-The international telephone code for Egypt is 20.
-In the periodic table 20 is the number of calcium.
-In 1924 20 people died in The Hanapepe Massacre (also called the Battle of Hanapepe since both belligerents were armed) in Hawai'i.
-Before the decimalisation in 1971 there were 20 shillings to a pound and 12 pence to a shilling, making the pound 240 pence (decimalisation made the pound 100 pence and thus much easier to calculate sums).
-We all lose 21 grams at the exact moment of death.
-On a normal die there are 21 spots in total.
-21 years was formerly the legal coming-of-age when you received the 'key of the door'.
-A game of table tennis is won by the first player reaching 21 points.
-[*something interesting about Pontoon*]
-A twenty-one gun salute is fired in the UK for royalty and in the US for the President. It comes from the time when the largest ships of the British navy had 21 guns along one side.
-The word 'Gryffindor', the name of one of the four houses at Hogwarts in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series scores 21 points in scrabble.
-A car traveling at 35 mph takes 21 feet longer to stop than when it's traveling at 30 mph.
-... is apparently the number of times that something has to be repeated for the human brain to memorize it.
- "Twenty-one" is a title of a song by "The Cranberries"
-21 people were killed and 150 injured in the Boston Molasses Disaster in 1919 when a huge tank of molasses burst on a warm day, sending a 15ft wave of sweet syrup through parts of the city.
-In the periodic table 21 is the number of scandium.
-In the manga/anime Eyeshield 21 'Eyeshield 21' is the pseudonym of the main character Sena Kobayakawa when he plays American football.
-The second album by Adele is called 21, because she was 21 years old when she made it. Her first album is called 19 for the same reason.
-Key to the door is Bingo lingo for the number 21 - referring to the old practice that a youngster would receive a key to the house upon turning 21.
-*something about Catch-22*
-In Cafe Americain in the movie Casablanca, the roulette wheel is rigged so the croupier can make it land on 22.
-In the tarot deck, there are 22 cards in the Major Arcana (the more powerful, individual cards, such as Empress and Death etc...)
-22 is two little ducks in bingo lingo.
-Snooker is played with 22 balls: a white cue ball, a yellow, a brown, a green, a blue, a pink, a black and fifteen reds.
-The first chromosome to be completely decoded was chromosome 22 at the Sanger Centre (now the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) in Cambridgeshire, in December 1999.
-Dubliners by James Joyce was rejected 22 times before it was printed
-In the tv series Most Evil forensic psychiatrist Michael Stone profiles and categorises murderers on the "Hierarchy of Evil" which is a scale ranging from Category 1, those who kill in self defense, to Category 9, psychopathic jealous lovers, to the "most evil" Category 22, serial torturers and killers.
-Buddy Holly died at age 22
-In the periodic table 22 is the number of titanium.
-Studies have shown that on average, a person can develop a new habit if he or she repeats the same behavior for twenty-two days.
-NYC22 Police TV show Manhattan's 22nd Precinct
-23 is in several conspiracy theories the number of the "Illuminati" It is claimed to appear all over history.
-Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes.
-It takes 23 seconds for blood to make a complete circuit of the human body.
-The number of crosses on Calvary at the end of the Monty Python film, The Life of Brian, is 23.
-[*something about that movie Number 23]
-Salvador Dalí painted his most recognised painting Persistence of Memory (also known as "Melting Clocks" or "Soft Watches") in 1931. 23 years later in 1954 he painted The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory
-According to legend Edward Mordrake had a parasitic devil twin face in the back of his head that had its own malignant intelligence. The eyes of the face followed and its lips would jibber relentlessly. And although no sound was ever audible, Edward swore he could hear it speak, and was often kept awake by the hateful whispers of his twin. It is said that it drove him to suicide, as Edward killed himself at the age of 23.
-William Shakespeare died on the 23rd of April, and his unknown birthday (he was baptised on the 26th) is traditionally celebrated on that day (St. George's Day).
-In the periodic table 23 is the number of vanadium.
-There are 23 acres of land in Tichborn called the Crawls because it is the area of land around which Lady Maybela crawled in her sickness due to an agreement with her husband: the flour from the wheat that would grow on the area she crawled around before the fire went out was to be given to the poor every year, or the family of Tichborn would face a curse. The flour is known as the Tichborn Dole.
-Thee and me is bingo lingo for twenty three.
-Twenty-four is the largest number divisible by all numbers less than its square root.
-There are 24 fully equipped sleighs spilling out from the back of a VW van in "the pack" by Joseph Beyus (in the Tate Modern collection).
-There are 24 books in both the Iliad and Odyssey.
-The 24th letter of the alphabet is also the roman numeral for 10
-24 frames per second is the usual frame-rate for animation.
-24 carat gold means pure gold. 12 carat gold would be 50 per cent pure, 18 carat is 75 per cent pure, and if you are offered 25 carat gold, you are being done.
-24 furlongs make one league. Furlongs and leagues are old imperial units of distance. A league is equivalent to 4.83 kilometres.
-In old British money a florin was worth 24 pence. Its modern equivalent is the ten pence piece.
-There are twenty-four spaces on a backgammon board (12 black, 12 white, 12 on each half)
-Twenty-four astronauts have been on or near the moon, of which 12 have actually walked on the surface of the Moon.
-In the periodic table 24 is the number of chromium.
-The Order of the Garter has only 24 members at a time.
-Body count in Terry Gillam's Brazil is 25.
-Twenty-five is the smallest square that can be written as a sum of 2 squares.
-In the USA a quarter is a 25 cent piece worth a quarter of a dollar.
-A silver anniversary celebrates 25 years.
-In the UK a pony is slang for 25 pounds.
-The M25 is an orbital motorway around London. It is affectionately known as the longest car park in the world.
-The sixth season of Friends has 25 episodes, while all other but the last one (with 18 episodes) have 24 episodes.
-There are 25 windows in the crown of the Statue of Liberty, which symbolize gemstones found on the earth and the heaven's rays shining over the world.
-There are 25 lightning rods (24 actual rods plus the tower) on the roof of the Seattle Space Needle to withstand lightning strikes.
-There are 25 species of scorpions that have venom that is powerful enough to kill a human.
-In the periodic table 25 is the number of manganese.
-Roger Bannister was 25 years old when he became the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes.
-There are 26 letters in the English alphabet.
-'Precipitevolissimevolmente' with 26 letters is the longest word in the Italian language. It means `as fast as possible'.
-Jeremy Pettis's Twenty-six Types of Animals http://www.jeremypettis.com/ what about it?
-Kunkle and Cooperman have suggested the "God's Number" (the number of moves required to solve any state of Rubik’s cube; that is, how many turns would it take for God to solve it) to be 26.
-Twenty-six is a game of dice, in which a player selects a number from 1 to 6 and then casts 10 dice 13 times, attempting to throw the chosen number 26 times or more, or exactly 13 times, or fewer than 10 times.
-The crucifixion of the twenty-six Christians on November 23, 1596, was the beginning of a period of intense persecution of Christians in Japan. Over the next seventy years, as many as one million Japanese Christians would be killed for their faith.
-In the card game Hearts collecting all of the hearts plus the Queen of Spades is known as 'shooting the moon' and gives 26 points to each of the other three players.
-According to the Paul Hardcastle song "Nineteen" the average age of the combat soldier in World War II was 26.
-In the periodic table 26 is the number of iron.
-Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly alone from England to Australia, was 26 years old when she achieved that.
-Twenty-six is the number of published works by Marshall McLuhan.
-Twenty-seven is the largest number that is the sum of the digits of its cube.
-If you add up all the numbers between 2 and 7, the total is 27.
-The coloured balls in snooker have a total value of 27.
-There are 27 books in the New Testament of the Bible.
-Three-dimensional noughts and crosses is played on a 3 x 3 x 3 grid giving 27 positions to place your nought or cross.
-There are 27 books in the New Testament of a standard Bible.
-The 27 Club, also known as Forever Twenty-Seven Club is a list of rock musicians who died at the age of 27. If there are 27 names for this list, those names will make the entire entry for this number!
1-Janis Joplin died at the age of 27 probably of a heroine overdose. (Maybe in the format "Janis Joplin joined the 27 Club on *date*?)
2-Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27 asphyxiated on vomit after overdose of sleeping pills.
3-Jim Morrison died at the age of 27 probably of heartfailure due to heroine overdose.
4-Kurt Cobain died at the age of 27 after a self inflicted shotwound in the head.
5-Brian Jones (of the Rolling Stones) died at the age of 27 drowning in a swimmingpool.
6-Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (of the Grateful Dead) died at the age of 27 due to the effects of alcoholism.
7-Kristen Pfaff (of the Hole) died at the age of 27 because of a heroine overdose.
8-Louis Chauvin, a ragtime musician died of multiple scleroses.
9-Robert Johnson, a blues musician died at the age of 27, causes still unknown but probably poison and/or a shotwound.
10-Jesse Belvin R&B singer/songwriter died in a car-accident.
11-Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson of Canned Heat died due to an overdose, probably suicide.
12-Les Harvey of Stone the Crows was electricuted by a faulty microphone.
13-Dave Alexander of the Stooges (Iggy Pop's Stooges, not the other ones :P) died because of a pulmonary failure due to a desease.
14-Peter Ham (of Badfinger) hanged himself.
15-Gary Thain of Uriah Heep took an overdose of drugs.
16-Chris Bell of Big Star folded his car around a telephonepole.
17-D. Boon of the Minutemen broke his neck in a car accident (a van actually)
18-Pete de Freitas of Echo and the Bunnymen died in a motorcycle accident.
19-Mia Zapata of the Gits was murdered.
20-Fat Pat of Screwed Up Click was shot to death.
21-Jeremy Ward, The Mars Volta and De Facto sound manipulator died of a herione overdose.
22-Bryan Ottoson of American Head Charge overdosed on prescribed drugs.
23-Johnny Kidd, a rocker and lead singer of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates.
24-Joseph Merrick, the Elephant man.
25-Jean-Michel Basquiat, artist overdosed on a 'speedball'.(mix of heroine and cocaine)
26-Jonathan Brandis, actor
27-Levi Kereama, Australian Idol contestant died in 2008 due to a fall out of a hotel window, suspected suicide.
- The 27-club (see above) is mentioned in 'The Ultimate X-men', where Iceman tells Rogue about the 27-club, at which she answers: who the heck is Janis Joplin?
Twenty-Eight:-There are 28 digits in one cubit. The ancient Egyptians had their own system for measuring length based on body lengths. A digit was based on the width of one finger (about 19 mm). A cubit was the distance measured from the elbow to the tips of the fingers, and this equalled 28 digits.
-A leapling is a person born on the 29th of February.
-29 is the highest possible hand in a game of cribbage, and it may occur only once in a Cribbage fan's lifetime -in fact, experts say that a 29 is probably as rare as a hole-in-one in golf. To make this amazing score, a player must have a five as the starter (upcard) and the other three fives plus the jack of the same suit as the starter
-There are 29 letters in the Norwegian alphabet.
-There are 29 sweet reasons why blossomtime's the best (Finnegan's Wake)
-I have not Stopped Water Where It Should flow and I Know the Twentynine Names of Attraente (Finnegan's Wake)
-In the periodic table 29 is the number of copper.
-Legendary cricket batsman Sir Donald Bradman holds the record for most test centuries scored in a career without ever being dismissed in the nervous nineties: a total of 29 centuries.
-The first non-stop flight around the world was refuelled four times by a KB-29 tanker planes.
-In 29th of March 1848 the flow of the Niagara Falls came to a complete stop due to an ice jam. People seeing it thought the end of the world was near.
-30 silver pieces is a term associated with betrayal, after the amount of money Judas Iscariot received from the religious authorities for the betrayal of Jesus Christ.
-A pearl anniversary celebrates 30 years.
-The best known feature of Stonehenge is the Sarsen Circle which was built as 30 upright stones with 30 lintel stones on top of them. Only 16 remain standing today.
-The NBC Studios are located in 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York.
-The Cribbage board has four rows of 30 holes each, divided into two pairs of rows by a central panel. There are also continuous track Cribbage boards available which, as the name implies, have one continuous line of 121 holes for each player.
-The novel Carrie by Stephen King was rejected by publishers 30 times.
-The international telephone code for Greece is 30.
-Jair, an Israelite judge had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirty cities (Judges 10:4)
-In the periodic table 30 is the number of zinc.
-The Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) is the longest continuous war in modern history.
-In 2011 four soldiers were convicted for the massacre of Dos Erres in Guatemala. They were sentenced to 6060 years in prison, 30 years for each confirmed victim plus another 30 for crimes against humanity. This was the first time any member of the military to be sentenced for crimes they had committed during the war, and other cases followed.
-There are 30 fences in the Grand National.
-Dirty Gertie (sometimes Dirty Bertie) is bingo lingo for 30.
-Elvis Presley starred in 31 films as an actor.
-There are 31 letters in the Cyrillic (Russian) alphabet.
-In French the expression trente et un means someone who is well dressed.
-The Griffin family in Family Guy live in 31 Spooner Street.
-The international telephone code for the Netherlands is 31.
-The Baskin-Robbins Ice-Cream is famous for its 31 Flavours slogan, though when the original store opened there were 21 flavours.
-Chipmunk has a gestation period of 31 days.
-In the periodic table 31 is the number of gallium.
-32 people were killed in the Virginia Tech massacre on April 16th, 2007. It is the deadliest school shooting in America.
-Paddington Bear lives in number 32 Windsor Gardens, London.
-In Rain Man the pair of Charlie's underwear Raymond refuses to wear are Hanes 32.
-The international telephone code for Belgium is 32.
-In the periodic table 32 is the number of germanium.
-The freezing point of water is 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
-The largest whale, the blue whale, is 33 metres long.
-33° is the highest rank a mason can obtain.
-The labels for Rolling Rock beer, brewed in Latrobe PA, all have a mysterious "33" printed on them.
-John Gacy (also known as The Killer Clown), an American serial killer, was later executed for the rape and murder of 33 boys and young men between 1972 and his arrest in 1978, 27 of whom he buried in a crawl space under the floor of his house, while others were found in nearby rivers. He became notorious as the "Killer Clown" because of the many block parties he threw for his friends and neighbors, entertaining children in a clown suit and makeup, under the name of "Pogo the Clown." He was also in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest sentence imposed on a mass murderer; he was given 21 consecutive life sentences and 12 death sentences.
-There are 33 bones called vertebrae in the human spine.
-Ray Zahab, Kevin Vallely and Richard Weber broke the record for the fastest trek across Antarctica to the South Pole after completing the journey in 33 days, 23 hours and 30 minutes. The previous record of 39 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes was made only a month earlier.
-The international telephone code for France is 33.
-In the periodic table 33 is the number of arsenic.
-For the UN General Assembly Resolution 181 in 1947, known as the "United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine", 33 nations voted for (13 voted against, 10 were absent).
-The Inferno part of Dante's Divine Comedy has 34 cantos, while both Purgatorio and Paradisio have 33 cantos.
-The Empire State Building in New York is at the corner of 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.
-The international telephone code for Spain is 34.
-The Academy Award ('Oscar') is 34 centimetres high, and weighs 3,85 kilograms.
-34 is the HTML entity number for the reserved character of quotation mark.
-In the periodic table 34 is the number of selenium.
-STS Sedov, the world's largest four-masted barque has 34 sails.
-Rule 34 is an internet meme that says that if you can think it, there is porn of it.
-Rule 34 of the Federal rules of Civil Procedure outlines the practice of demanding access to data, documents, items or land for inspection.
-Dall porpoises can swim up to 35 miles per hour.
-There are 35 bathrooms in the White House
-E.T. weighs 35 pounds.
-Charles Bukowski was thirty-five when he began to write poetry.
-In the front of the temple of God he built, Solomon made two pillars, which together were thirty-five cubits long, each with a capital on top measuring five cubits. He erected the pillars in the front of the temple, one to the south and one to the north. The one to the south he named Jakin (he establishes) and the one to the north Boaz. (in him is strength). (2 Chronicles 3:15, 17)
-President John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was the first Catholic president.
-In the periodic table 35 is the number of bromine.
-36 is the largest number on a roulette wheel (it's red.)
-Thirty-six is the smallest number (besides 1) which is both square and triangular.
-36 of D is an insulting nick-name given to the Star Trek: Voyager -character Seven of Nine.
-Feeling 36 degrees means having the worst luck in the world, when nothing goes your way, etc...
-There are 36 chambers a warrior has to go through to become a Shaolin. Every chambers has a special task the warrior has to complete in order to be able to continue to the next chamber.
-Nine Inch Nails album "Ghosts" contains 36 tracks.
-Josip Broz Tito ruled Yugoslavia for 36 years. He also worked in Salta, Argentina, helping in the construction of one of the most famous trains in the country.
-The international telephone code for Hungary is 36.
-The longest multiplayer game lasted for 36 hours with 203 players.
-In the periodic table 36 is the number of krypton.
-Fungi from Yuggoth is a sequence of 36 sonnets by cosmic horror writer H. P. Lovecraft.
-37 is the most random number between 1-50. There is a lot of info out there on this. o.O Get some
-The peasant Dennis that King Arthur calls "old woman" in Monty Python's Holy Grail is 37 years old.
-there are 37 Common Characteristics of Dyslexia.
-666 divided by the sum of it's digits is 37
-Caligula attempted to have himself deified in 37 CE.
-The world' biggest snowman, built in February 2008, was the 'Olympia Snowewoman' and it was over 37 metres tall.
-King David had 37 mighty men (2 Samuel 23:8-39)
-In the periodic table 37 is the number of rubidium.
-More than eleven is bingo lingo for the number 37.
-38 is the last Roman numeral when written lexicographically.
-Joseph Smith Jr, the first prophet of the Latter-Day Saints, was martyred at the age of 38.
-Federico Garcia Lorca was murdered at the age of 38 right after the Spanish Civil War broke out.
-Margaret Mitchell got rejection letters from 38 different publishers before anyone finally deigned to publish her novel, Gone With The Wind.
-Childbirth usually occurs about 38 weeks from fertilization, making a human pregnancy last approximately 9 months.
-Largest snowflake recorded was 38 centimetres across, recorded in Montana, January 1987.
-Something about the 38 states http://www.tjc.com/38states/
-The number 38 was especially prominent in Norse mythology. The number was said to represent unnatural bravery, characteristic of the legendary heroes of Norse sagas. Most legendary sagas were divided into 38 chapters, and the number often recurred throughout stories, with the heroes combating giants or other beasts in groups of 38. The number came to be adopted by the Hardrada clan, and was displayed on their crest in the form of 38 ravens set around 38 outward-facing arrows.
-The number 38 is significant in Egyptian mythology, as it was the characteristic number of Anubis, the jackal-headed god of death and mummification. Egyptian pharaohs were often buried with 38 statues of cat guardians, and their sarcophagi were adorned with 38 ankhs.
-There are 38 surviving plays written by William Shakespeare.
-A Stargate can stay open a maximum of 38 minutes.
-In Taiwan, "38" is slang for stupid/idiot.
-There are 38 slots on an American Roulette wheel (0, 00, and 1 through 36; European roulette does not use the 00 slot and has only 37 slots
-38 is the HTML entity number for the reserved character of ampersand.
-In the periodic table 38 is the number of strontium.
-The section of the Chunnel that is under the sea is 38km long.
-The international telephone code for Italy is 39.
-In a standard Bible, there are 39 books in the Old Testament.
-Jack Benny claimed to be 39 for more than 40 years.
-"'39" is a track on Queen's album A Night At the Opera. If the tracks on Queen's original studio albums are numbered in sequential order starting with their first, "'39" does in fact fall in the thirty-ninth position.
-Japanese Internet chat slang for "thank you" when written with numbers (3=san 9=kyu)
-There were 39 signers to the United States Constitution, out of 55 members of the Philadelphia Convention delegates.
-Traditionally citizens of Ancient Rome hit their slaves 39 times when beating them, referred to as "Forty save one"
-39 is the HTML entity number for the reserved character apostrophe.
-In the periodic table 39 is the number of yttrium.
-39 Clues is a very popular series of children's adventure books (think DaVinci code for kids).
-40 is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order.
-40th: Unit of time. 1 hour in a 40 hour work week (ie. 1/40)
-40s is a Chicago Dance that looks like your riding on a horse.
-40 winks means taking a short nap or short snooze.
-There are 40 possible straight flush poker hands in a standard 52-card deck.
-In the game of pinochle, the Queen of Spades and the Jack of Diamonds form the meld called "pinochle" and it is worth 40 points.
-John Lennon died at the age of 40 after being shot outside his home in New York City.
-Norm Larsen used 40 attempts to make a formula to prevent corrosion by displacing water. Hence WD40 (Water Displacement, 40th formula).
-The % proof of Russian vodka is 40.
-The international telephone code for Romania is 40.
-40 is the minimal amount fo cards allowed in a Yu-gi-oh TCG Deck.
-the song '40"' by U2 (what about it?)
-King David ruled Israel for 40 years (1 Kings 2:11)
-The planet Venus forms a pentagram in the night sky every eight years with it returning to its original point every 40 years with a 40 day regression (some scholars believe that this ancient information was the basis for the number 40 becoming sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims)
-In the periodic table 40 is the number of zirconium.
-Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, was assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards on 24th January, year 41 AD. His daughter Julia Drusilla was killed also.
-In Christianity, 41 represents the 39 lashes Jesus Christ received before the crucifixion, plus one for the spear in His side, plus one for the crown of thorns.
-a number frequently referred to in Arthur C. Clarke's series of books known as the Rama Cycle. Michael O'Toole's password for the Trinity operation is heavily encoded with the number 41. Also the virus that exists on New Eden is known as RV-41.
-Charlton Heston's designation as a galley slave in the film Ben-Hur is 41.
-41 is the code number given to Tetsuo Shima by scientists in the manga and 1988 film Akira
-Jonathan Pryce's destination level for his apartment in Terry Gilliam's Brazil is 41.
-41 is George W. Bush's nickname for his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States
-In the feature film The Matrix, Morpheus is aggressively questioned in the 41st floor of the government building, in reference to the murder of Amadou Diallo.
-In Mexico cuarenta y uno (41) is slang referring to a homosexual. This is due to the 1901 arrest of 41 homosexuals at a hotel in Mexico City (the event known as Dance of the Forty-One) during the government of Porfirio Díaz.
-As a result of that raid, in Mexico, the number 41 has no validity and is offensive. The influence of this tradition is so strong that even officialdom ignores the number 41. No division, regiment, or battalion of the army is given the number 41. From 40 they progress directly to 42. No payroll has a number 41. Municipal records show no houses with the number 41; if this cannot be avoided, 40 bis is used. No hotel or hospital has a room 41. Nobody celebrates their 41st birthday, going straight from 40 to 42. No vehicle is assigned a number plate with 41, and no police officer will accept a badge with that number.
-In the year 41 BC the twins Cleopatra Selene and Alexander Helios were born to Cleopatra and Mark Antony.
-In the year 41 AD Claudius made Agrippa king of Judea.
-The international telephone code for Switzerland is 41.
-In the periodic table 41 is the number of niobium.
-Alan Turing died at the age of 41 from cyanide poisoning. Next to him was found a half-eaten apple and though the apple was not tested, it is believed to be the way he ingested the poison, as Snow White was his favourite film and he especially liked the scene where the wicked witch immerses the apple in a poisonous brew. His death is believed to be suicide (although his mother contested it vigorously) caused by the intense depression that resulted from the injections of oestrogen which were the condition of his parole after he was convicted of homosexuality.
-42 is the answer to the question about life, universe and everything.
-P. Sherman lives in 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.
-There are 42 cells in the game Connect Four.
-In House, M.D. 42 is House's lucky number.
-In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the "oldest rule in the book" is rule 42: "All persons more than a mile high to leave the court."
-In ancient Egypt, the 42 Principles of Ma'at were an important moral code, similar in many ways to the Ten Commandments.
-In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet was to drink a potion which made her appear dead for 42 hours.
-There were initially 42 survivors of the plane crash in the beginning of Lost. 42 is one of the Numbers (with 4, 8, 15, 16, 23) that has a special meaning throughout the series.
-42 is 6 times 9 in base 13. 6 times 9 is one of the proposed questions to the answer in Hitchhikers guide. Douglas Adams has been quoted saying "I may be a sorry case, but I don't write jokes in base 13."
-After the raid on the Dance of 41 rumours spread that Porfirio Díaz's son-in-law Ignacio de la Torre was among the dancers, but was allowed to escape, and therefore in Mexico 42 is slang referring to a passive homosexual.
-42nd Street Song
-Song '42' by Coldplay
-A 1980s band called Level 42
-A kangaroo has a gestation period of 42 days.
-In the periodic table 42 is the number of molybdenum.
-The men volunteering for the Mormon Battallion in 1846 were given a uniform allowance of 42 dollars each.
-Spermwhale generally have 42 teeth.
-In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second.
-Each team in a game of 43 Man Squamish consists of one left and one right Inside Grouch, one left and one right Outside Grouch, four Deep Brooders, four Shallow Brooders, five Wicket Men, three Offensive Niblings, four Quarter-Frummerts, two Half-Frummerts, one Full-Frummert, two Overblats, two Underblats, nine Back-Up Finks, two Leapers and a Dummy.
-The international telephone code for Austria is 43.
-In the periodic table 43 is the number of technetium.
-Snailsdeath is a unit of measuring time and refers to the average length of time, about 43 seconds, elapsing between the loss of the first snail to toxic waters and the loss of the next, a value equivalent to the pause between swallows in a human throat.
-The first non-stop flight around the world was refuelled four times by tanker planes of the 43rd Air Refuelling Squadron.
-44's is used to refer to Vics 44's cough syrup
-In 2008 Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States and he is the first African-American person to hold the position.
-The international telephone code for the UK is 44.
-In the periodic table 44 is the number of ruthenium (guys I'm totally naming my daughter Ruthenium).
-44 people (all 40 passengers and crew on board plus the 4 attackers) were killed in Flight 93 as part of the September 11 attacks in 2001. It was the only one of the four hijacked planes that didn't reach its destination, thanks to intervention by passengers.
-The Missouri Executive Order 44 (aka the Mormon Extermination Order) issued by governor Lilburn Boggs in 1838 to drive the Mormons from the state was formally rescinded in 1976.
-Droopy drawers (alt. all the fours) is bingo lingo for the number 44.
-something about 45 RPM records
-45 or .45 is used to refer to a firearm chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge
-A pedestrian hit by a car doing 30 mph stands a 45% chance of dying.
-The international telephone code for Denmark is 45.
-In the periodic table 45 is the number of rhodium.
-45 people died in the three bombings of the Bath School Disaster in Michigan in 1927. It is the deadliest act of mass murder in a school in U.S. history.
-In bingo lingo the number 45 is called Halfway There, because the highest number in the bingo card is 90.
-Fourty-six is the number of different arrangements (up to rotation and reflection) of 9 non-attacking queens on a 9Ã9 chessboard.
-Oscar Wilde died at age 46
-In the Catholic version of the Bible, Old Testament has 46 books if the Book of Lamentations is counted as a book separate from the Book of Jeremiah.
-The international telephone code for Sweden is 46.
-In the periodic table 46 is the number of palladium.
-The Spirit of St Louis, the first plane to fly non-stop over the Atlantic ocean, had a wingspan of 46 feet.
-In 1964 Professor Donald Bentley proved that all numbers are equal to 47.
-The number 47 occurs in nature with noticeably higher frequency than other natural numbers.
-Either 47 or its reverse appears in some way or other in almost every episode of the later Star Trek -series (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.)
-According to Rick Bergman, 47 is 42 corrected for inflation.
-47 is the usual number of strings for a harp.
-The Apostle Paul started his evangelical work in 47 AD.
-Number forty-seven said to number three: "You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see. I sure would be delighted with your company, come on and do the jailhouse rock with me. Let's rock."
-The international telephone code for Norway is 47.
-The revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin (also known as the Forty-seven Samurai, the Akō vendetta, or the Genroku Akō incident) took place in Japan at the start of the 18th century. One noted Japanese scholar described the tale as the country's "national legend." It recounts the most famous case involving the samurai code of honor, bushidō.
-Wan Hu, a sixteenth-century Chinese official, is said to have attempted to launch himself into outer space in a chair to which 47 rockets were attached. The rockets exploded, and it is said that neither he nor the chair were ever seen again.
-In the periodic table 47 is the number of silver.
-In Starfleet signal protocol, a Code 47 is an encrypted communication intended for receipt only by officers holding the rank of captain or higher.
-The eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington in 1980 destroyed 47 bridges.
-Gary Ridgway (known as the Green River Killer), one of the most prolific serial killers in American history, was sentenced to 48 life sentences after he pleaded guilty to 48 counts of aggravated murder (the estimates of his body count run even higher). He is currently serving his sentence in Walla Walla.
-The international telephone code for Poland is 48.
-In the periodic table 48 is the number of cadmium.
-Katharine Hepburn holds the record for the longest time span between first and last Oscar nomination, at 48 years.
-Of the 87 people of the Donner party, 48 survived.
-Ex-marine Charles Whitman had 48 victims (16 killed, 32 wounded) in the University of Texas massacre in 1966, when he commenced sniper fire from the tower of the university's administrative building.< br/> -The number 48 is retired in MotoGP racing in honour of Shoya Tomizawa, who died after a crash during the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit on September 5, 2010.
-The photographer Diane Arbus committed suicide at the age of 48, she had suffered from depressive episodes all her life.
-The international telephone code for Germany is 49.
-The number of strings on a harp is 49
-The atomic number of indium.
-During the Manhattan Project, the code name for plutonium was 49.
-In the periodic table 49 is the number of indium. -forty-niner (referring to the year 1849) is a term for gold-seekers who rushed to California after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848
-Danaus, a character from Greek mythology, had fifty daughters, known as the Danaids. His twin brother, Aegyptus had fifty sons. He demanded marriage between his offspring and his brothers, but Danaus ordered his daughters to kill their husbands on their wedding night. All but one did, the last daughter, Hypermnestra spared her husband because he respected her wish to remain a virgin.
-Something about 50/50?
-According to Paul Simon there are 50 ways to leave your lover.
-In the periodic table 50 is the number of tin.
-In the sport of cricket, when a batsman scores 50 or more runs in a single-innings, he reaches his half-century.
-The Waco siege, where US officials tried to execute a search warrant at the Branch Davidian ranch, lasted 50 days.
-The first non-stop flight around the world was done in a B-50 bomber plane called Lucky Lady.
-In bingo lingo the number 50 can be either Bulls Eye or Blind 50.
-To be considered a Bourbon, a whiskey must contain at least 51% corn in it's grain bill
-The international telephone code for Peru is 51.
-In the periodic table 51 is the number of antimony.
-Tweak of the thumb is bingo lingo for 51.
-52 in digital dial numbers is symmetric, so it is the same even when mirrored.
-The international telephone code for Mexico is 52.
-The Preston Temple in England is the 52nd operating temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
-A red fox has a gestation period of 52 days.
-Mr. Benn of the 1970s children's programme of the same name lived in number 52 Festive Road.
-not including Jokers, there are 52 playing cards in a normal pack of cards.
-Almost all modern standard pianos have 52 white keys. Older pianos, however, may have only 50.
-In the periodic table 52 is the number of tellurium.
-There is a baleen whale that scientists have been tracking since 1992 that sings at the frequency of 52hz, while other baleen whales' frequencies are between 12 and 25 hz. The 52hz whale has no contact with the other whales (since they can't hear each other at such different frequencies) and she is dubbed "the loneliest whale in the world."
-Herbie's number in the original "The Love Bug" is 53.
-In the periodic table 53 is the number of iodine.
-The cello-part in Pachabel's Canon in D has only 8 notes that are repeated 54 times.
-It takes just under two-and-a-half minutes to drive two miles at 50 mph. Driving the same distance at a reckless 80 mph gets you there only 54 seconds earlier.
-The international telephone code for Argentina is 54.
-There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti.
-There are 54 nations in the Commonwealth.
-In the periodic table 54 is the number of xenon.
-Messier 54 is a globular cluster in the constellation of Sagittarius. It is the first globular cluster formally thought to be part of our galaxy reassigned to extragalactic status, even if not recognized as such for nearly two and a quarter centuries.
-The maximum number on a digital clock that can be on the display twice and asides eachother.
-Restaurant slang for root beer
-In sports, the jersey number, "55" ,is also know as "Double Nickels" or "Double Nicks".
-In craps if you roll two 5's or a "55" this is commonly known as a hard 10 or double nickels.
-There are 55 languages recorded on the Voyager Golden Record
-Adolf Hitler was the fifty-fifth member of the National Socialist German Workers Party
-55 mph was the highest speed limit allowed in the United States between 1974 and 1986 per the National Maximum Speed Law
-Sammy Hagar's 1984 song "I can't Drive 55" was a reaction against the lowering of highway speed limits.In 2001, Hagar finally updated this to reflect new speed limits on American highways. He re-recorded it as "I Can't Drive 65" for the NASCAR album Full Throttle.
-In years of marriage, the emerald wedding anniversary is celebrated at 55 years
-Fifty-five is the 10th Fibonacci number
-the sum of the numbers 1 to 10 is 55
-The 'Ol' 55' in Tom Waits' song titled the same is about a '55 Buick Roadmaster (or possibly a '55 Caddy), which Waits refers to either as a car that he had as a kid, or as the first car he stole (possibly both?)
-Christian Vogel's album ‘Station 55’ sucks you into its sci-fi world of mysterious radio stations broadcasting number series from the underground, freaked numerology, time travelling entities and monkeys with typewriters.
-The international telephone code for Brazil is 55.
-In the periodic table 55 is the number of caesium.
-MIT's Building 20, known as the Magical Incubator, stood for 55 years. It was build during WWII and the architects memo said it was "to be for the duration of the war and six months thereafter".
-In bingo lingo the number 55 can be Snakes Alive or All the Fives.
-There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana (the suits) of a tarot deck.
-Herculet Poirot lives in Apt 56B, Whitehaven Mansions, Sandhurst Sq, London
-The international telephone code for Chile is 56.
-In the song We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel mentions 56 individuals by name.
-In the periodic table 56 is the number of barium.
-Heinz has 57 varieties
-In bingo lingo the number 57 is Heinz varieties.
-The city with the longest name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu. And it has 57 letters.
-The international telephone code for Colombia is 57.
-In the periodic table 57 is the number of lanthanum.
-The eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington in 1980 killed 57 people.
-Andy Warhol died at the age of 58 after suffering a heart attack due to a fatal case of water intoxication. He was in the hospital after a routine gallbladder operation. Ironically, he had delayed having the operation because he was afraid of hospitals.
-The international telephone code for Venezuela is 58.
-There is consideration to retire the number 58 in MotoGP because it was the numbers of the rider Marco Simachelli who died in a fatal accident at the Malaysian Round of the 2011 season.
-In the periodic table 58 is the number of cerium.
-The largest giant squid ever measured was 59 feet long.
-The largest fish recorded was a whale shark, 59 feet.
-The bridge referred to in the Simon & Garfunkel song "the 59th Street Bridge Song" is the Queensboro Bridge in New York City.
-In the periodic table 59 is the number of praseodymium.
-Brighton Line is bingo lingo for 59.
-60 is the smallest number divisible by the numbers 1 through 6.
-A single sea wasp (a kind of jellyfish with 60 tentacles, each 15 feet long) has enough venom to kill 60 adult humans.
-A 40/60 situation is a situation like a 50/50, in which there is an ALMOST equal chance of one thing or the other happening, but the chances are leaning more toward the slightly-more-likely "60" possibility.
-"Buckyballs" are microscopic spheres of 60 atoms of pure carbon in a spherelike structure that resembles a geodosic dome. Also called fullerenes or buckminsterfullerenes, they were named after R. Buckminster Fuller who invented the geodosic dome. Buckyballs are of great interest to scientists because they contain a cavity large enough to hold other elements, even whole molecules. Once an element has been deposited into the cavity, it cannot emerge without being heated to high temperatures.
-The foundations Solomon laid for building the temple of God was sixty cubits long and twenty cubits wide (2 Chronicles 3:3). In modern measures that is about 90 feet (27 metres) long and 30 feet (9 metres) wide.
-The international telephone code for Malaysia is 60.
-Saturn has 60 moons.
-60 is the HTML entity number for the reserved character of the less than -symbol.
-In the periodic table 60 is the number of neodymium.
-The ancient Sumerians used a base-60 number system.
-We still use base-60 for telling time and measuring angles.
-Leap Year Day (29th of February) is the 60th day of the year.
-The Celtic queen Boudicca attacked London with her army in the year 60 and caused vast amounts of damage before being defeated.
-The international telephone code for Australia is 61.
-In the periodic table 61 is the number of promethium.
-Something about Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited.
-The 61 renegades were a group of young communists in China. They were thrown into prison by the nationalists in 1928 and had to forswear communism in order to be released in 1936. Things got quite difficult for them in 1966 when the Red Guard found out about their past betrayal...
-Mark Twain was 62 when he read the news of his own death in the paper, leading to his famous quote "the report of my death is an exaggeration." He was 74 when he actually did die.
-The international telephone code for Indonesia is 62.
-62 is the HTML entity number for the reserved character of the greater than -symbol.
-In the periodic table 62 is the number of samarium.
-In the song Sittin' On It All The Time 63 is the biggest number mentioned ("now you're 63 and too old for me, so keep on sittin' on it all the time"). The other numbers/ages mentioned are 10, 15, 22, 25, 31, 35, 44, 49 and 52.
-The international telephone code for Philippines is 63.
-A raccoon has a gestation period of 63 days.
-Jupiter has 63 moons.
-In the periodic table 63 is the number of europium.
-The first land speed record was set in 1898 by Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat in an electric-powered car called Jeantaud Duc, at the speed of approx. 63 km/h.
-Paul McCartney's children recorded a special version of When I'm Sixty-Four at Abbey Road Studios as a surprise present for his 64th birthday, and played it for him at his birthday party.
-The Russian serial killer Alexander Pichushkin (also known as the "Chessboard Killer") said his aim was to kill 64 people, the number of squares on a chessboard. He was convicted in October 2007 of 48 murders and three attempted murders.
-The Kentucky Bourbon Trail lies just north and south of Interstate 64 in Kentucky.
-There are 64 squares on a chessboard.
-The international telephone code for New Zealand is 64.
-In the periodic table 64 is the number of gadolinium.
-Porter Rockwell ("The Destroying Angel of Mormondom", of whom it was prophesied that no bullet or blade could harm him) died of natural causes at the age of 64.
-Red raw is the bingo lingo term for 64.
(I'm not exactly sure what to do with this, but Nintendo has released a whole ton of their games for the Nintendo 64 by adding the number 64 at the end of the name of the game, la:
-Donkey Kong 64
-Dr. Mario 64
-Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
-Mario Kart 64
-Ogre Battle 64: Peson of Lordly Caliber
-Ridge Racer 64
-Star Fox 64
-Super Mario 64
-Wave Race 64 )
(-There is also the Commodore 64 that could be made into a fact...? )
-Sixty-five is the smallest number that becomes square if its reverse is either added to or subtracted from it.
-Walt Disney died at the age of 65 due to lung cancer. A long-standing urban legend maintains that Disney was cryonically frozen, and his frozen corpse is stored underneath the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. However, this was discredited due to the fact that Disney was cremated, and the first known instance of Cryonic Freezing of a corpse occurred a month after his death in January.
-The international telephone code for Singapore is 65.
-In the periodic table 65 is the number of terbium.
-Clickety-click is bingo lingo for 66.
-The nicknames of Route 66 include 'The Main Street of America', 'The Mother Road' and 'the Will Rogers Highway'.
-The total lenght of Route 66 is 2,448 miles (3,940 km).
-Route 66 originally ran through eight states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
-Route 66 crosses through 3 timezones.
-85% of Route 66 is still easily driveable in an ordinary car.
-Route 66 was a major path of the westward migrants, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
-Route 66 was officially decommissioned (removed from the United States Highway System) on June 27, 1985
-The town of Williams, Arizona is famous for keeping Route 66 on the maps till 1984.
-Businessman Cyrus Avery originally wanted the road be named 60 or 62, but due to disputes he settled for 66, which he thought was easy to remember because of the double-digit.
-While Route 66 was signed in 1927, it wasn't completely paved until 1938.
-Incidentally, Route 66 was the first highway completely paved in 1938.
-More than one part of the Route 66 used to be nicknamed "Bloody 66" because the places were so dangerous.
-The first bypass of Route 66 was in 1953 when the Turner Turnpike was opened. Four years later it was joined with the Will Rogers Turnpike, both of which later became the Interstate 44.
-The old Route 66 passed through the Petrified Forest before the forest became a National Park. The old alignment is not drivable anymore inside the park.
-The Fred Harvey Company had a number of Harvey Houses along Route 66 (what are Harvey Houses?)
-In 2008, The World Monuments Fund named Route 66 to its World Monuments Watch list of 100 Most Endangered Sites.
-The characters in John Steinbeck's novel Grapes of Wrath travel Route 66 to California. "...and they come into 66 from the tributary side roads, from the wagon tracks and the rutted country roads, 66 is the mother road, the road of flight."
-The Smithsonian's National Museum in Washington D.C. has an exhibit entitled "America on the Move" with an actual piece of Route 66 pavement
-Because of a change in alignment of Route 66 in 1937, there is an intersection where Route 66 crosses itself at Central Avenue and 4th Street in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here, you can stand on the corner of Route 66 and Route 66.
-During all of its life, Route 66 continued to evolve, leaving many abandoned stretches of concrete, still waiting to be found by the more adventurous traveler.
-Some bridges of Route 66 predate it.
-Bobby Troupe wrote the song Route 66 while driving it.
-The old round barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma is the most famous and most often photographed barn on Route 66.
-Kansas has the shortest section of the Mother Road with only 13 miles. However, three historic Route 66 towns are located on this short segment: Baxter Springs, Galena and Riverton.
-On the corner of Route 66 and First Street in Tucumcari, New Mexico is a Texaco Station that is the only service station to have operated continuously through the Route 66 era to the present.
-As a publicity stunt in 1928, promoters of Route 66 held a coast to coast foot race that included all 2448 miles of the Mother Road and then some. The race kept right on going far beyond Chicago all the way to New York City.
-91% of the original Route 66 is still in use in Texas.
-The last original Route 66 road sign was taken down in Chicago on January 17, 1977.
-Though some states and organizations post signs to mark Route 66, they are few and scattered, and the signs get often stolen by souvenir hunters.
-The oldest hotel on Route 66 is the Eagle Hotel in Wilmington, Illinois. Though sitting empty today, the 1836 hotel that once serviced stagecoach travelers, has plans of restoration.
-The first McDonald's restaurant was located in San Bernardino, California in 1945 on the Mother Road. The site is currently home to the McDonald's Route 66 Museum.
-Adrian, Texas is said to be the 'geo-mathematical' center of Route 66. However, many argue that this claim is actually in Vega, Texas. They're probably both right depending upon which alignment a traveler might have taken.
-Oklahoma has more miles of the original Route 66 than any other state.
-Parts of Route 66 followed the ancient Osage Indian Trail and the first telegraph lines that went through the Southwest.
-You can own or adopt a stretch of old Route 66. (Schweet! *wants*)
-The 60s TV series Route 66 about two men looking for adventure along the Route 66 in a Corvette is mostly responsible for the common association of Corvettes and the Route.
-Author Jack Kerouac contemplated suing the producers of "Route 66" claiming the show was taken from his book "On The Road". He also didn't like the fist fights that Buz and Tod got into.
-When asked how he learnt to fix cars, ALF said "I used to watch 'Route 66.' You pick things up."
-(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 was originally recorded by Nat King Cole and has since been covered over 30 times by just about everybody. Naturally Brian Setzer Orchestra's version is the coolest.
-The photographer Ed Ruscha 's book "Twentysix Gasoline Stations" (1967) contains photographs of 26 gas stations (with one-line references stating the stations’ name and location) that he photographed along the Route 66.
-The main characters of Easy Rider travel down Route 66, and some of the famous shots of the film is what many people think of when they think of Route 66.
-The Disney/Pixar film Cars is based on Route 66.
-In "Parasites Lost," the second episode of season three of Futurama, a sign displays square root 66 but can be shortened to just "root 66."
-The events of the 2006 Mini-Series The Lost Room take place on Route 66.
-Phillips 66 gas station took its name directly from Route 66.
-The basketball team Tulsa 66ers got their name from Route 66.
-Maybe what always mattered most was not Route 66 itself but the dream that lay at journey's end. It was our road of escape, the route the disenfranchised travelled in search of a new and better life that awaited just over the next hill. Old 66 lingers in our mind's eye as the symbol of our love affair with going instead of just being.
-"Sometimes there's a tackiness about Route 66 that out-tacks any tackiness I've ever seen anywhere else. And the Meramec Caverns are the pinnacle of that tack." Billy Connolly
-Road 66 is a motel and bar in the Finnish coastal town of Kotka.
-Route 66 is a brand of clothing in Australia established in 1983, specialising in US vintage clothes, western boots, 501s, Raybans and other primo goods.
-Beethoven's famous Fifth Symphony (you know, "tah-tah-tah-TAA") is his opus number 67.
-There are 67 tribes in Brazil that do not have sustained contact with the outside world
-There are 67 counties in the U.S. state of Florida.
-In 1877 David Lunt was accidentally shot in the forehead during a Saloon fight between a man named Tom Smith and Town Marshal Con Stapleton, who was trying to disarm him. Even though the bullet passed through Lunt's brain and left entry and exit wounds in his head, he remained conscious the whole time and suffered no pain. Lunt then resumed his life as usual until he suddenly felt a terrible headache and died 67 days after the incident. An autopsy found that Lunt had died due to the shot, but could not determine a reason for why he survived for such a long time.
-In the periodic table 67 is the number of holmium.
-Sailfish can swim up to 68 miles per hour.
-Peter Parker's Uncle Ben is 68 years old (in the film Spider-Man)
-A guinea pig has a gestation period of 68 days.
-In the People's Republic of China there are 68 criminal offences that are eligible for the death penalty.
-In the periodic table 68 is the number of erbium.
-The Gallic tribe Helvetii were all but utterly destroyed by the Romans in the rising of 68 AD.
-The surrealist painter René Magritte died at the age of 69
-When written it's like the astrology sign for Cancer.
-In the periodic table 69 is the number of thulium.
-In bingo lingo, the number 69 is called naughty.
-Seventies are general authorities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
-Cheetahs can run up to 70 miles per hour.
-According to Jewish tradition, there is a core of 70 nations and 70 world languages
-Antarctica contains 70% of the world's fresh water (in the form of ice).
-A game of hockey lasts 70 minutes.
-70% of AIDS cases have been in Africa.
-In the year 70AD Jerusalem was under siege and eventually conquered and destroyed, and the Temple in the city was completely levelled. This event is sometimes referred to as the abomination of desolation.
-The character Benjamin Button is born with the appearance of a 70-year-old man ("threescore and ten") in the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".
-In the periodic table 70 is the number of ytterbium.
-The SR-71 (unofficially nicknamed the "Blackbird,") was a long-range strategic reconnaissance aircraft capable of flying at speeds over Mach 3.2 and at 85,000 feet.
-Luciano Pavarotti died of cancer at the age of 71.
-In the periodic table 71 is the number of lutetium.
-In bingo lingo 71 is Bang on the Drum.
-In the movie 300 the word 'Sparta' and its derivatives (mostly the term Spartans) are used a total of 72 times.
-The average heartbeat rate is 72 beats per minute.
-Rule of 72 says that to find the number of years required to double your money at a given interest rate, you just divide the interest rate into 72
-According to the Kabbalah, God has 72 names.
-72 hours often refers to being prepared for a disaster. A 72-hour-kit contains emergency supplies to last for three days in case of a massive emergency that would leave the people with no electricity, no gas, no water, no telephone service, with all the businesses closed and without any kind of emergency services. It is recommended for all families and individuals to have such a kit in their home.
-The hull designation of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln is CVN-72.
-Barnard 72 is the famous "Snake" or "S" dark nebula in Ophiuchus. It is a concentration of obscuring dust and dark matter in space that is opaque and doesn't let the stars behind show through it.
-The notion that images on computer screens have 72dpi (dots per inch) is a useless myth that comes from typesetting (type/fonts are measures in points, with each point being 1/72 of an inch: so 12pt font in type is 12/72 of an inch.) Operating systems do use the idea of 72 or 96 or 120 dots per inch (that is, "logical inch" instead of physical inch) to scale up fonts if larger or smaller fonts are required for comfortable viewing. But it has nothing to do with images as the amount of pixels per inch on any screen depends on the resolution of the screen.
-72 Pencils is a work of art by George W. Hart, constructed out of intersecting geometric shapes constructed out of pencils. There are 25 of these unique sculptures, each being slightly different.
-The U.S. state of Wisconsin has 72 counties.
-Chuck Norris has 72 pairs of chromosomes and they are all poisonous.
-In the periodic table 72 is the number of hafnium.
-73 is the smallest number (besides 1) which is one less than twice its reverse
-Adolphus Busch, the brewer-magnate at the forefront of the anti-prohibition battle, died in 1913 at the age of 74, from cirrhosis of the liver. Prohibition was ratified in 1919.
-In the periodic table 73 is the number of tantalum.
-Chico Marx died at the age of 74 from cardiovascular disease.
-The number 74 was retired in MotoGP racing as a tribute to Daijiro Kato, who died on April 6, 2003, during the first race of the MotoGP season at the Japanese Grand Prix held at the Suzuka Circuit.
-In the periodic table 74 is the number of tungsten.
-Harpo Marx died at the age of 75 after undergoing open heart surgery. Groucho's son Arthur Marx has said that Harpo's funeral was the only time he ever saw his father cry.
-Due to the fast pace speech in the show Gilmore Girls, the average script for an episode of the show runs 75-80 pages, as opposed to 45-50 for a standard hour-long television show. During the 101st episode, a black and white movie from the 1930s is being shown. Lorelai looks at the movie and says they "talked fast" in those movies.
-In the periodic table 75 is the number of rhenium.
-At its lowest point the Chunnel is 75 metres deep.
-75 people were killed in the Waco siege, where US officials tried to execute a search warrant at the Branch Davidian ranch.
-76 trombones lead the big parade.
-In bingo lingo, trombones is the call for the number 76. -The name of the gas station chain "76" - introduced in 1932 - referred to the American "Spirit of '76," and was also the octane rating of the gasoline in 1932.
-Americas bicentennial was simply called 76 (Why?)
-The section 76 of the Doctrine and Covenants (mormon scripture) describes the Vision about the three degrees of glory that Joseph Smith and and Sidney Rigdon received in Hiram, Ohio.
-The NBA team Philadelphia 76ers were named after 1776, the year when the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia.
-In the periodic table 76 is the number of osmium.
-In the UK bingo lingo, the term for the number 76 is "was she worth it". This refers to the price of a marriage licence that used to be seven shillings and six pence. A marriage licence may have been 7/6 (37.5p in new money) once upon a time, but more recently 7/6 was the cost of a short time with a lady of negotiable affection.
-Due to its tricky pronunciation in Swedish, the number 77 was used as a shibboleth during the Second World War, at the border between Norway and Sweden, to determine if the speaker was a native Swede.
-Seventy-seven is the smallest positive integer requiring five syllables in English.
-In the Islamic tradition, "77" figures prominently. Muhammad is reported to have explained, "Faith has sixty-odd, or seventy-odd branches, the highest and best of which is to declare that there is no god but God, and the lowest of which is to remove something harmful from a road. Shyness, too, is a branch of faith." While some scholars refrain from clarifying "sixty-odd or seventy-odd," various numbers have been suggested, 77 being the most common. Some have gone so far as to delineate these branches.
-77 Sunset Strip was the address of P.I.s on the TV series of the same name
-10-77 - the fire departments' 10 code for high-rise multiple dwelling fire
-In the periodic table 77 is the number of iridium.
-The Big Pink have a song called 77 in which they wish they had 77 ways to say no.
-Apparently there are "77 ways to say no to weed and still be cool" according to a list that is trending on the Internet.
-American Airlines Flight 77 was a passenger flight which was hijacked by five al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001, as part of the September 11 attacks and deliberately crashed into the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., killing all 59 people on board plus the hijackers, as well as 125 people in the building.
-In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, the total number of gifts sent on the 12th day is 78.
-There are 78 cards in a Tarot card deck.
-In "These Machines Are Alarmed" (that I maded :P) there are 78 different combinations and thus 78 different texts read out loud.
-In the periodic table 78 is the number of platinum.
-In the periodic table 79 is the number of gold.
-One more time is the bingo lingo for 79.
-To be considered a Bourbon, a whiskey must be at least 80 proof when bottled.
-Vilfredo Pareto surveyed a number of different civilizations and found that invariably 80% of the wealth was owned or controlled by 20% of the people. This gave rise to the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 principle) which can be observed in several different situations, for example, many companies find that 80% of their business comes from 20% of their customers; 20% of the drivers have 80% of the accidents.
-In the periodic table 80 is the number of mercury.
-80-year-old Lord Simon Fraser of Lovat was the last person to be executed at Tower Hill in 1747.
-81 is the only number under three digits (other than 1) which is a square of a square of a triangular number ((3^2)^2)
-The international telephone code for Japan is 81.
-In the periodic table 81 is the number of thallium.
-AK81 is a Danish street gang, a puppet club for the Hells Angels in Denmark. AK stands for Altid Klar ("always ready") and 81 represents the letters HA.
-Queen Victoria was crowned at the age of 18 and she died at the age of 81.
-Stop and run is bingo lingo for 81.
-Frank Sinatra was 82 years old when he died in 1998 after suffering a heart attack.
-The international telephone code for South Korea is 82.
-In the periodic table 82 is the number of lead.
-Dick Clark, the world's oldest teenager, died of a heart attack at age 82.
-83 was the last number in Numberpedia to have an interesting fact found out about it.
-The actor Paul Newman died at the age of 83 after a long battle with cancer.
-In the periodic table 83 is the number of bismuth.
-The letter known as the Danite manifesto was signed by 83 Mormons.
-Maurice Sendak, the author of "Where the Wild Things Are" died at the age of 83.
-The band M83 takes its name from the spiral galaxy Messier 83.
-Messier 83 (also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy) is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the sky, making it visible with binoculars.
-Six supernovae have been observed in the Messier 83.
-Hank and Peggy Hill (in the television show King of the Hill) live in 84 Rainey Street, Arlen, TX.
-Salvador Dalí died at the age of 84.
-In the periodic table 84 is the number of polonium.
-There are 84 dots in the English braille alphabet.
-85 people were killed in the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Fire in Las Vegas 1980. It is the worst disaster in Nevada history.
-A pedestrian hit by a car doing 40 mph stands a 85% chance of dying.
-King Saul killed 85 (fourscore and five) priests at once because they had helped his enemy, David.
-In the periodic table 85 is the number of astatine.
-Groucho Marx died of pneumonia at the age of 86, making him the most long-lived of the Marx-brothers. His death was mostly overlooked by the media because it happened only three days after the death of Elvis Presley.
-Harpo Marx attended the City Public School No. 86 until he was 8 years old, which is when he left formal education.
-Maxwell Smart is Agent 86.
-The international telephone code for China is 86.
-In the periodic table 86 is the number of radon.
-The Sears Tower (now known as Willis tower) in Chicago is the second tallest freestanding structure in the Americas as it is 86 feet shorter than Toronto's CN Tower.
-Between the sticks is bingo lingo for 86.
-87 is traditionally regarded as an unlucky score in cricket, possibly because it is 13 short of a century.
-In the periodic table 87 is the number of francium.
-The Donner Party was a group of 87 American pioneers who set out in a wagon train headed west for California, only to find themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada.
-Pianos usually have 88 keys in total (36 black, 52 white).
-88 people were killed in the Pattaya Royal Resort Hotel fire, in Thailand on July 11 1997.
-There are 88 constellations in the sky as defined by the International Astronomical Union.
-It takes Mercury approximately 88 days to complete its orbit.
-The Olympics in Beijing opened on 8/8/08 at 8 p.m
-Eighty-eight is used as code among white supremacists to identify each other. H is the 8th letter of the alphabet, so 88 is taken to stand for HH which in turn means Heil Hitler.
-Professional golfer Kathy Whitworth, throughout her playing career won 88 LPGA Tour tournaments, more than anyone else has won on either the LPGA Tour or the PGA Tour.
-88 is a popular ice cream bar manufactured by GB Glace.
-(*something about the Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight*)
-The 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88, also known as The Classic, appears in the movie Spider-Man as Uncle Ben's car.
-The 88 mm anti-aircraft gun used in World War II was commonly known as 88 (acht-acht in German)
-There is a town in Kentucky called Eighty Eight. (Something more interesting about that)
-[*something about O-Ren Ishii's Army, the Crazy 88 in Kill Bill*]
-The DeLorean must attain 88 miles per hour in order to travel in time.
-The bingo call for 88 is "two fat ladies"
-88 is used to say "kisses and hugs" among morse code and amateur radio users, as it resembles an image of two lips kissing.
-Charlie Chaplin died at the age of 88 on Christmas Eve 1977. On March 1, 1978, his corpse was stolen by a small group of Polish and Bulgarian mechanics in an attempt to extort money from his family. The plot failed, the robbers were captured, and the corpse was recovered eleven weeks later near Lake Geneva. His body was reburied under two meters of concrete to prevent further attempts.
-There are 88 mountain peaks in the United States with at least 14,000 feet (4,267.2 m) of elevation and at least 300 feet (91.44 m) of prominence, qualifying for the term Fourteener.
-In the periodic table 88 is the number of radium.
-Something about the movie 88 Minutes.
-Most scholars date Jackie Brenston's 1951 song 'Rocket 88,' as the real first rock 'n' roll song.
-There are 88 cities in Los Angeles County, California. Each city has a mayor and a city council.
-Ingmar Bergman died at the age of 89 in the year 2007.
-The mormon health code (known as Word of Wisdom) is outlined in the Latter-Day scripture Doctrine and Covenants section 89.
-In the film A Clockwork Orange the combination to Alex's bedroom ends with 89 (it's 17-34-89)
-In the periodic table 89 is the number of actinium.
-The Night of the Long Knives was an operation for a series of political murders undertaken by the Nazi regime in Germany 1934. 89 were killed without trial.
-Ninety is the number of degrees in a right angle.
-The international telephone code for Turkey is 90.
-A puma has a gestation period of 90 days.
-In the periodic table 90 is the number of thorium.
-Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara, the Brazilian "bishop of the slums" (one of the most significant religious figures of the 20th century) was 90 years old when he died.
-The Nervous Nineties is a commonly used term in cricket, when a batsman is nervous after he has scored more than 90 runs in a test innings, because of the pressure and desire to convert this into a century (100 runs).
-Top of the shop is the bingo lingo call for the number 90.
-Pablo Picasso died at the age of 91. It is said that before his death he had expressed a wish that the vast amount of works still in his possession should be sold immediately all at once (this would have made the value of the works plummet and one could have bought a Picasso painting for very cheap).
-The international telephone code for India is 91.
-In the periodic table 91 is the number of protactinium.
- The most goals anyone has ever scored in a single NHL season is 92, done in the 1981-2 season by Wayne Gretzky.
-The international telephone code for Pakistan is 92.
-In the periodic table 92 is the number of uranium.
-Our Sun is at an estimate 93 million miles away.
-In the periodic table 93 is the number of neptunium.
-United Airlines Flight 93 was a passenger flight which was hijacked by four al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001, as part of the September 11 attacks.
-In Alistair Crowley's religious philosophy Thelema, the number 93 has a great significance.
-The international telephone code for Sri Lanka is 94.
-In the periodic table 94 is the number of plutonium.
-The first non-stop flight around the world took 94 hours.
-Windows 95 published in August 1995 had a huge commercial campaign with the song 'Start me up' from the Rolling Stones as commercial tune. In the lyrics you can find the sentence: 'You make a grown man cry'.
-The international telephone code for Myanmar is 95.
-Lightning McQueen in Pixar's animated feature film Cars is number 95. -In the periodic table 95 is the number of americium.
-Largest sea star observed was 96 centimetres in diameter.
-At consentrations above 96%vol of ethanol in water, the boiling point of the mixture is lower than that of ethanol. This is why 96% is the strongest consentration of ethanol attainable by distillation.
-St. Maartens in the Caribbean is the smallest divided landmass in the world. The 96km2 island is divided between the French and the Dutch.
-In the periodic table 96 is the number of curium.
-96 Christian Lenape-indians were murdered with scalping cuts in The Gnadenhutten massacre (also known as the Moravian massacre) during the American Revolutionary War in 1782 by colonial American militia from Pennsylvania.
-Randy Johnson, the future Hall of Fame pitcher for the Yankees, refuses, to this day, to talk about the seagull he hit in Seattle with a 96 mph fastball in a spring training game in 1994. The wayward seagull exploded in mid-air, its body thudding in the grass as a flurry of white feathers held above the plate in a cloud. Johnson looked as if he wanted to go over to the bird, the way you’d go to check on a run-over dog, the way you’d stay by its side until it died, but he didn’t, in fact, he stood on the mound the whole time as the umpire crew cleaned up the mess. He didn’t even finish the inning, five batters later the manager wobbled out to the mound tapping his arm for a relief pitcher.
-The "official" number of fatalities involved in building Hoover Dam is 96. These were men who died at the dam site (classified as "industrial fatalities") from such causes as drowning, blasting, falling rocks or slides, falls from the canyon walls, being struck by heavy equipment, truck accidents, etc. Industrial fatalities do not include deaths from heat, pneumonia, heart trouble, etc.
-Interstate 97, a freeway in Maryland, the shortest Interstate freeway in the continental United States.
-97 people were killed in the Dupont Plaza Hotel arson in Puerto Rico, New Year's Eve December 31st 1986. It is considered to be the most catastrophic hotel fire in Puerto Rican history.
-97X, bam! The future of rock 'n' roll. ([If anyone knows how to explain this, please do] :P From Rain Man again.)
-97 is the highest prime number between 1 and 100. It can only be divided by 97 and 1 to get a number without decimals.
-In the periodic table 97 is the number of berkelium.
-98 degrees Fahrenheit is the usual body temperature.
-Our DNA is 98% identical to that of chimpanzees.
-98% of our brain activity is random neural waves that is considered to be just "background noise" to our thinking.
-98° fahrenheit is 36,67° Celsius.
-The international telephone code for Iran is 98.
-Eli, a judge in Israel, died at age 98 by falling off his seat when he heard that the ark of God had been taken (1 Sam 4:13-18)
-The Fenwick Tower in Halifax is 98 Metres (33 stories) and it is the tallest building in Nova Scotia.
-In the periodic table 98 is the number of californium.
-99p shop is a shop in the UK where everything costs 99 pence.
-In United States naval aviation, a radio call of "99 Aircraft" or, abbreviated, "99" means for all aircraft from the same air wing, squadron, or formation to be alert to the message that follows, i.e. "Hey, everyone listen up." It is also used by aviators as a salutation in informal writing, such as memos or mass e-mails.
-The NHL retired Wayne Gretzky's number 99, making it the only number retired throughout the entire league.
-The street address of the Louvre is 99, rue de Rivoli, Paris 75001.
-Agent 99 is the love interest (and later the husband) of Maxwell Smart.
-There is an ice cream in Britain called 99 Flake, it is a cone of vanilla ice cream with a Cadbury's flake inserted. The name used to be descriptive of the price - it cost 99p. Alas, no more.
-The release of 99 red balloons caused 99 war ministers to meet in 99 Decision street to launch an air attack with 99 airplanes, that lead to 99 years of war.
-In the movie(s) 101 Dalmatians there are 99 dalmatian puppies, with the two adult dogs making up the numbers to 101. In the original Dodie Smith book published in 1956 there are 98 puppies and three adult dogs, with a dog 'wet nurse' Perdita helping Pongo and Missis Pongo with their litter before the puppies are stolen.
-The Woolworth store in the UK operated for 99 years before filing for bankruptcy in the financial turmoil at the end of 2008.
-The oldest person to stand trial in China was Zhou Zhiping, who was 99 years at the time he was accused of swindling.
-The "99 Cent II Diptychon" by Andreas Gursky is a photograph of an interior of a supermarket and it became famous as being the most expensive photograph in the world when it was auctioned at Sotheby's on February 7 in 2007 for a price of $3.34 million.
-In the periodic table 99 is the number of einsteinium.
-The 99 Names of God are the names or attributes by which Muslims regard God and which are described in the Qur'an, and Sunnah.
-Jay-Z has 99 Problems, But a Bitch Ain't One.
-On average, 99 young people between the ages of 12 and 24 die every day in the United States.
-According to Genesis Abraham was 99 years old when he was circumcised.
-The total amount of cantos in Dante's Divine Comedy is 100.
-100 is the binary value for 4.
-100 is a variety of cigarettes. They are longer than regular cigarettes. The 100 makes it better (possibly 100 times better, unverified)
-100 is the maximum number of percent reachable in any situation
-There are 100 Congressmen in the United States Congress.
-100 Cents makes one Dollar/Euro.
-There are a hundred tiles in a standard Scrabble set.
-The Hundred Years' War actually lasted for 116 years. -Water boils at 100°C.
-*something about A 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez*
-The hundredth operating temple of the Mormon church is the Boston Massachusetts Temple.
-The hymn tune "Old 100th" from Pseaumes Octante Trois de David (1551) (the second edition of the Genevan Psalter), is one of the best known melodies in all Christian musical traditions. The melody receives its current name from an association with the 100th Psalm, though it was first associated with Psalm 134 in the Genevan Psalter.
-in Boccaccio's Decameron ten friends agree to tell each other one story per day for ten days, making 100 stories in total.
-In the periodic table 100 is the number of fermium.
-In the sport of cricket, a batsman reaches his century when he scores 100 or more runs in a single innings.
-Also in cricket, the bowler's century, or gallon, occurs when a bowler concedes 100 runs in an innings. A bowler's century is obviously not considered as a desirable achievement by a player.
-100-year-old Fauja Singh became the oldest person to complete a full-distance marathon when he finished a race in Toronto.
-The Flying Scotsman was the first engine to reach 100mph.
-In the 9.63 seconds that it took Usain Bolt to run the 100 metre race in the 2012 Olympics, he spent approx 7.5 seconds in the air.