30 NICE LITTLE NUMBER 22nd November 2019
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Friday 22nd November 2019
Here are 30 random Nice Little Numbers
1 30,150,000 The number of people who tuned in to watch the Christmas Day 1986 edition of EastEnders
2 191 The number of kisses John Barrymore performed with different women in the 1926 movie Don Juan. This was before the 1930 Hays Code which banned excessive and lustful kissing.
3 47 The number of piglets used in the filming of Babe
4 25 The number of £ Peter Sellers was paid to provide the voice for the first PG Tips chimps TV commercial
5 175 the number of hours music composed by JS Bach
6 7 The number of times Leo Tolstoy’s wife copied out his manuscript of War and Peace by hand.
7 0 The number of encores Elvis gave in his career
8 3 The number of consecutive Christmas No.1s by the Spice Girls – 1996 2 Become1, 1997 Too Much, 1998 Goodbye
9 5 The Beatles held the Top Five spots on the 4 April 1964 Billboard singles chart
10 17 All 17 of Queen Anne’s children died before she died (The picture heading our post is Olivia Coleman who starred as Queen Anne)
11 28 The number of different drugs Adolf Hitler was taking towards the end of his life
12 1 The only number with letters in reverse alphabetical order
13 25 The calendar repeats itself every 14 years
14 31,557,600 The number of seconds in a year
15 461 The number of Valentine’s Day cards singer/songwriter Janis Ian received on 14th February 1977 after the success of her song “At Seventeen, which contained the line: ‘The Valentine’s I never knew’.
16 165 The record number of curtain calls received by Luciano Pavarotti in 1988 in Berlin
17 1 The number of bottles of ink Victor Hugo used to write The Hunchback of Notre Dame
18 1 The number of his paintings Vincent Van Gogh sold in his lifetime.
19 2 The number of people who ‘beat’ Graham Greene in a competition in The Spectator to parody his style (he himself entered and came third).
20 14 The number of kisses in the collected novels by Jane Austen. Three between a man and a woman, four between females, two from women to children, four on the hand and one by a man to a lock of severed hair.
21 59 The number of Enid Blyton stories published in 1959
22 3,000,000,000 The water we drink is 3 billion years old
23 400,000,000,000 Coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year.
24 15 The number of dollars Walter Hunt owed a friend in 1849. The friend offered to cancel the debt if Hunt could fashion a working item from a piece of wire. After a while Hunt had created the safety pin – and made his friend a millionaire
25 497,500 The number of US$ Eric Clapton’s 1956 Fender Stratocaster (as used on Layla) fetched at auction.
26 10,000,000,000 A one day weather forecast requires about 10 billion mathematical calculations
27 11 MPH surface speed record on the Moon. It was set in a Lunar rover
28 152 The number of minutes spent by Neil Armstrong on the Moon
29 1,598,000 The number of miles travelled each day by the Earth
30 2,000,000,000 The world spends $2 billion a day on weaponry (I’m Speechless!)
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown
Happiness is…the number 31,557,600 (which, coincidentally, the number of seconds in a year
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
This is my step ladder. I never knew my real ladder.”
Love is…truly, madly, deeply
TRACK OF THE DAY
Cool Water – Frankie Laine
Highest Chart Position: No.2 6th August 1955
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Friday 22nd November 2019
Go For A ride Day
Cranberry Relish Day
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