NICE LITTLE NUMBER
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Tuesday 13th August 2019
Item Number Description
1 0 The number of words beginning with ‘X’ in the Samuel Johnson Dictionary of the English Language published in 1755
2 0 The number of words in the English language rhyming with ‘orange’ or ‘silver’.
3 2 The Chinese ideogram for ‘trouble’ shows two women living under one roof.
4 4 The English language has 4 times as many words as the French language
5 5 Disneyworld is bigger than the world’s 5 smallest countries
6 5 The number of children Ralph and Carolyn Cummins had between 1952 and 1966 all born on 20th February in different years
7 5 The number of years it took Marva Drew of Iowa, US to type all the numbers from one to one million
8 6 6% is the percentage of Beatles autographs in circulation that are reckoned to be guenuine
9 6 The number of months an outbreak of contagious laughter lasted in Tanganyika lasted in 1962. It even caused schools to be closed
10 10 The number of minutes it took George Gershwin and Irvine Caesar to write the song ‘Swanee’ – whichsold over two million copies in 1919 after being recorded by Al Jolson
11 11 The lowest whole number not mentioned in a single Beatles song
12 32 The number of wives of King Mongut of Siam .He had 32 wives and concubines during his lifetime who produced at least 82 children, Reign 2 April 1851 – 1 October 1868 Lived 18 October 1804 until 1 October 1868 (aged 63) Outside Thailand, he is best known as the king in the 1951 musical and 1956 film The King and I, based on the 1946 film Anna and the King of Siam – in turn based on a 1944 novel by an American missionary about Anna Leonowens’ years at his court, from 1862 to 1867.
13 35 There is enough graphite in the average pencil to draw a line 35 miles
14 100 The number of times lightning strikes the earth every second
15 123 The number of snails the average French citizen eats a year
16 600 The number of different ways to make love according to the Marquis de Sade
17 812 The number of three letter words in the English languagr
18 1,700 The number of words invented by Shakespeare
19 5,700 The number of characters on an old-fashioned Chinese typewriter
20 10,000 The number of women Maigret author Georges Simenon claimed to have slept with.
21 20,000 The number of oganisms in a glass pof water
22 25,000 Juan Potomchi an Argentinian, left the equivalent of £25,000to his local theatre on condition that they used his skull when performing Hamlet
23 27,000 The average number of kilos of food the average person eats in a lifetime
24 95,940 The number of words in the longest will in history – which was drawn up for Frederica Cook,an American woman. When it was proved at London’s Somerset Housein 1925 it consisted of four bound volumes. Incredibly she only left around £25,000
25 248,000,000 The number of $ taken at the box office by The Blair Witch Project. It cost $22,000 to make the film.
Source : Numberland The World In Numbers by Mitchell Symons
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow.” – Vincent van Gogh
Happiness is…the English language
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
A man walks into a bar with a roll of Tarmac and says: “Pint please, and one for the road.” – Tommy Cooper
Love is… at the heart of the equation
TRACK OF THE DAY
Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
Highest Chart Position: No.1 18th August 1966
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Tuesday 13th August 2019
International Left Hand Day
Filet Mignon Day
Afternoon Tea Week
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