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    Post  Sophie on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 10:00

    Numerology is any belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. It is also the study of the numerical value of the letters in words, names and ideas.
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    So, let’s start counting.

    1 is the only positive integer that is neither prime nor composite.
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    Post  Michael on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 10:40

    “Tea For 2” is a song from the musical No, No, Nanette.
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    Post  Vicky on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 14:31

    A trilogy is a collection of 3 works that can be considered as forming a set – such as The New York Trilogy of novels (City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room) by Paul Auster. The term is nevertheless sometimes abused and applied to a collection of more than three works. For example:

    The first three novels in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series were dubbed a trilogy, and even after he extended the series, author Douglas Adams continued to use the term for humorous effect – for example, calling Mostly Harmless “the fifth book in the increasingly inaccurately named trilogy”.
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    Post  Sylvia on Sun 19 Aug 2018, 19:09

    Richard Wagner’s cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen is not a trilogy but a tetralogy, consisting of 4 operas: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung.
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    Post  Vera on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 17:54

    The 5 Pillars of Sunni Islam are the Shahada (شهادة) (“Faith”), Salah (صلاة) (“Prayer”), Zakat (زكاة) (“Charity”), Sawm (صوم) (“Fasting”), and Hajj (حج) (“Pilgrimage”).
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    Post  Melissa on Wed 22 Aug 2018, 17:15

    An insect has 6 legs – but not every arthropod with that number of legs belongs to the class Insecta. Organisms such as springtails, coneheads and two-pronged bristletails used to be classified as insects; these, together with the insects, are now collectively put in the subphylum Hexapoda.
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    Post  Michael on Wed 22 Aug 2018, 18:39

    Se7en is a film starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey.
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    Post  Vera on Sat 25 Aug 2018, 16:05

    “The Noble 8fold Path … is an early summary of the path of Buddhist practices leading to liberation from samsara, the painful cycle of rebirth,” Wikipedia.
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    Post  Sylvia on Sun 26 Aug 2018, 08:20

    “The curse of the 9th is a superstition connected with the history of classical music,” Wikipedia.
    In essence, it is the belief that a ninth symphony is destined to be a composer's last; i.e. that the composer will be fated to die while or after writing it, or before completing a tenth. To those who give credence to the notion, a composer who produces a ninth symphony has reached a decisive landmark, and to then embark on a tenth is a challenge to fate.

    There is even a recent episode of Midsomer Murders entitled “The Curse of the Ninth”.
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    Post  Vicky on Sun 26 Aug 2018, 08:30

    “Wolof … is a language of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania, and the native language of the Wolof people,” Wikipedia. The Wolof word for the number 10 is fukk. Razz
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    Post  Dave on Sun 26 Aug 2018, 11:03

    The German word for a penalty kick in football is Elfmeter – literally “11 metres”, because twelve yards is approximately eleven metres.
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    Post  Vera on Sun 26 Aug 2018, 12:57

    There were 12 tribes of Israel in the Old Testament, named after the sons of Jacob by his wives Leah and Rachel and concubines Zilpah and Bilhah: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Joseph, and Benjamin. The tribe of Joseph itself was split into the half-tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh.
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    Post  Dave on Sun 26 Aug 2018, 14:17

    In rugby league, there are 13 players in a team on the field at the start of a match.
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    Post  Vicky on Sun 26 Aug 2018, 14:54

    The Icelandic alphabet contains 14 vowels: A/a, Á/á, E/e, É/é, I/i, Í/í, O/o, Ó/ó, U/u, Ú/ú, Y/y, Ý/ý, Æ/æ, Ö/ö. Among the consonants are the letters eth (Ð/ð) and thorn (Þ/þ) – the latter unique to Icelandic among living languages.
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    Post  Michael on Mon 27 Aug 2018, 09:06

    According to the song “Don’t Cry, Joni”, sung as a duet by Conway Twitty and his daughter Joni Lee, Joni was only 15 when she wrote a love note, “signed with love forever true”, to her neighbour Jimmy, who was seven years older than she.
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    Post  Ian on Tue 28 Aug 2018, 17:12

    Marie Antoinette was the queen consort of Louis the 16th of France.
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    Post  Melissa on Wed 05 Sep 2018, 17:20

    The Pharaoh Cicada (Magicicada septendecim) has a 17-year life cycle.
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    Post  Harald on Wed 05 Sep 2018, 22:04

    The noble gases, which are chemically inert under standard conditions for temperature and pressure, belong to group 18 of the periodic table.
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    Post  Ian on Sun 14 Oct 2018, 17:01

    The Boney M song “El Lute”, in which the eponymous character “was only 19 and was sentenced to die for something that somebody else did”, is based on the real-life experiences of one Eleuterio Sánchez, “a legendary Spanish outlaw who escaped several times from prison after being convicted of murder” (Wikipedia).
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    Post  Sophie on Sun 14 Oct 2018, 17:06

    An icosahedron is a polyhedron with 20 faces.
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    Post  Sylvia on Tue 19 Mar 2019, 21:07

    Ludwig van Beethoven’s First Symphony, opus 21, was performed earlier this month by Sinfonia Cymru, conducted by Jonathan Cymru, in a concert at The Riverfront in Newport, Wales.
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    Post  George on Sat 27 Apr 2019, 17:49

    Twenty-two is a number much associated with Arsenal in recent times. Earlier this season, the Gunners went on a 22-match unbeaten run in all competitions under new manager Unai Emery, who had replaced Arsène Wenger, the man who had managed the club for 22 seasons – and whose birthday is October 22.



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    Post  Dave on Sat 27 Apr 2019, 18:30

    The smallest score that cannot be achieved with a single throw of one dart on a standard dartboard is 23.
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    Post  Sophie on Sat 11 May 2019, 16:02

    The symmetry group of a regular dodecahedron has order 24.
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    Post  Michael on Mon 10 Jun 2019, 10:05

    The next film in the James Bond series will be Bond 25.
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    Post  Vicky on Mon 10 Jun 2019, 10:21

    There are 26 letters in the English alphabet.
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    Post  Vera on Tue 11 Jun 2019, 13:29

    There are 27 books in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.

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