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Trivial numbers!

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  • 05-04-2009 12:51pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 277 ✭✭


    How about this folks? It’s like the counting thread(s) but a bit more interesting. You count up in ones but add a little factoid about the number. 1948 was the year in which the state of Israel was founded. 27 is the number of countries in the European Union. 101 is the smallest three digit prime number. 5 is the number of points in rugby for an unconverted try.

    It’ll get harder the further up we go.....!

    I’ll do the first few:

    1 = number of colours in the Libyan flag
    2 = number of popes called John Paul
    3 = the atomic number of Lithium
    4 = number of provinces in Ireland
    5 = the number denoting a fresh breeze on the Beaufort scale
    6 = number of wives Henry VIII had
    7 = number of grooves on a 20c coin
    8 = the number of days after his birth when a Jewish boy is circumcised
    9 = number of countries bordering Germany


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 357 ✭✭RHRN


    10 = Number of the outhalf in rugby

    Is that it?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 277 ✭✭Gadjodilo


    RHRN wrote: »
    10 = Number of the outhalf in rugby

    Is that it?

    Well, that's the idea but people can just keep it going.

    11 = the day in September 2001 when the attacks on the NY twin towers were carried out.

    12 = ?
    13 = ?
    14 = ?
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 390 ✭✭MB74


    12 = number of buns in a dozen

    13 = number of buns in a bakers dozen!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 275 ✭✭fcleere


    14 = johan cryuff's number


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,065 ✭✭✭✭Malice


    15 = Yossie Benayoun's squad number.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,793 ✭✭✭✭Hagar


    16 = Sweet


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,065 ✭✭✭✭Malice


    17 is the age of consent here in Ireland.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 277 ✭✭Gadjodilo


    18 = number of people killed in Buttevant train disaster in Cork in 1980.

    (Sorry to be grim!)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 390 ✭✭MB74


    19 - Paul Hardcastle (we all remember 1985!!!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,570 ✭✭✭patmac


    20: The vision I used to have in both eyes up until recently! Old age is a fecker.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    21 - Legal age of Drinking in USA.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,793 ✭✭✭✭Hagar


    22 - Catch.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 277 ✭✭Gadjodilo


    23 = number of chromosomal pairs in every human cell


  • Registered Users Posts: 275 ✭✭fcleere


    24=jack bauer


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    25 - Percent of the Beatles named Ringo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,065 ✭✭✭✭Malice


    26 = The number of counties in the Republic of Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,859 ✭✭✭✭Sharpshooter


    27 = The planet Uranus has 27 moons.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,065 ✭✭✭✭Malice


    A 28-sided polygon is called an icosikaioctagon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    29- Number of Days February has in a leap year.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 277 ✭✭Gadjodilo


    30 = harminc in Hungarian.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 654 ✭✭✭sillyputty


    31 = seven months of the year have this many days


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    32 - Number of Bits the Mega Drive was.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,793 ✭✭✭✭Hagar


    33 - The age at which Jesus is reported to have died.

    34 - Double 17 on a dartboard


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 277 ✭✭Gadjodilo


    35 = in number of frames, the longest possible final in the World Snooker Championships


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,461 ✭✭✭Queen-Mise


    36 -the square of 6 as well as a triangular number, making it a square triangular number, the smallest square triangular number other than 1 and also the only triangular number whose square root is also a triangular number.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 654 ✭✭✭sillyputty


    37 = in degrees celsius its the normal body temperature of a human.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,456 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    38 Special - American rock band from the 70's
    39 Steps - Hitchcock Movie


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 277 ✭✭Gadjodilo


    40 - the new 30. Also, the number of thieves Ali Baba had.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,570 ✭✭✭patmac


    41= 1 Year after some block lost his virginity(poor I know)
    42= The ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 277 ✭✭Gadjodilo


    43 - the number of points Ireland scored against England in their record breaking Six Nations win (43-13) at Croke Park in February 2007.


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