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Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Arneb » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:10 pm

This is similar to a game I played passionately at BAUT (The astronomical numbers game):

We count up from 1, mentioning a factoid (any factoid) that contains the number. Especially with the higher numbers, a link to the fact is appreciated. One number per post. Maybe this thread will meet the 1,000,000 thread somewhere 8)

I'll start with the first three for demonstration.

There is always (if things don't get messed up) 1 Pope of the Catholic church. [/b]
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Postby Arneb » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:11 pm

Mammals have 2 lungs.
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Postby Arneb » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:12 pm

There were 3 astronauts on all manned Apollo flights.

And so on...
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Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:19 pm

4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse,

May the 4s be with you . . .
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Postby KLA2 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:49 pm

5 digits on a human hand (barring mishap)
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Postby Arneb » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:09 pm

6 P's in acute limb ischemia:
Pain
Pallor
Paralysis
Pulselessness
Prostration
Perishing cold

[On second thought: Shouldn't the thread be named "Any facts that fit the nubers?" instead of "Any number that fits"? Lance, maybe you could...]
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Postby Lance » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:20 pm

Arneb wrote:[On second thought: Shouldn't the thread be named "Any facts that fit the nubers?" instead of "Any number that fits"? Lance, maybe you could...]

Done, except for the typo.

Snow White had 7 Dwarves. Or did the 7 Dwarves have Snow White?

I guess it depends on which version of the movie you watched.
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Postby Arneb » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:38 pm

Thanks for the title change and all that.

There are 8 planets now.
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Postby Lance » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:48 pm

But everyone knows there are really 9 planets.
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Postby Arneb » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:58 pm

I respectfully disagree. :)

10 years since Lady Di's death.
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Postby KLA2 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:57 pm

11 September will be long remembered ... :cry:
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Postby umop ap!sdn » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:34 am

Many stomatopods see in 12 primary colors.
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Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:30 pm

There are 13 figures in Da Vinci's "Last Supper" thus proving John is Mary Magdalene and that Dan Brown is less than 6000 years old. Or something.
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Postby MM_Dandy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:37 pm

Heid the Ba' wrote:There are 13 figures in Da Vinci's "Last Supper" thus proving John is Mary Magdalene and that Dan Brown is less than 6000 years old. Or something.


I thought it was the other way around.

A 14-sided polygon can be called a tetradecagon.
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Postby Мастер » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:30 am

A 5x5 symmetric matrix has 15 distinct elements.
Death seed, blind man's greed
Poets starving, children bleed
Nothing he's got he really needs
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Postby Dragon Star » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:19 am

16 is the smallest number with exactly five divisors.
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Postby Lance » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:29 am

Seventeen is the smallest number with nine letters when spelled out in English.
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Postby Arneb » Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:25 pm

18 is the legal age in Germany. Other than in the US, for example, the only restriction that applies until the age of 21 works in your favour: You can be judged according to juvenile penal law if the judge deems you to be too immature for someone of legal age.
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Postby Superluminal » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:24 am

19 is ju ku in Japanese.
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Postby Arneb » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:22 am

In 20 years, my son will be allowed to drink beer in Texas.
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Postby Heid the Ba » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:26 am

Arneb wrote:18 is the legal age in Germany. Other than in the US, for example, the only restriction that applies until the age of 21 works in your favour: You can be judged according to juvenile penal law if the judge deems you to be too immature for someone of legal age.


You're an adult at 16 in Scotland, though you can't drink or drive (or drink and drive).

21 is a good score in blackjack or pontoon.
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Postby MM_Dandy » Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:58 pm

All of the factors of the number 22 are palindromes.
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Postby KLA2 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:19 pm

{^ huh? eleven? two? one? = nevele? owt? eno? :?: }

23 to which all events are connected ... :roll:
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Postby umop ap!sdn » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:34 pm

24 hours in a day (which is simply not enough).
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Postby Arneb » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:31 pm

25 years since Helmut Kohl became Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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