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Famous Numbers

Numbers You Should Know... and handy for a quiz

  1. 101 Dalmatians in the 1961 Disney film.
  2. 14 lines in a sonnet.
  3. The most famous date in British history is 1066 (Battle of Hastings)
  4. Dystopian social science fiction novel by George Orwell is 1984

  5. Famous American highway which starts in Chicago and ends in Santa Monica, California, is Route 66
  6. The 49th parallel is the line of latitude that forms the boundary between the USA and Canada
  7. The White House address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
  8. 4 American Presidents have been assassinated in office (Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F Kennedy)
  9. Highly classified United States Air Force Area in Nevada is Area 51
  10. New York City comprises of 5 boroughs
  11. The answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is 42
  12. A baker’s dozen is 13
  13. 221B Baker Street in London is the address of the residence of Sherlock Holmes
  14. 52 is the number of multiple Earths that exist in the DC Comics Multiverse
  15. The first Apollo moon landing was made by Apollo 11
  16. A Nebuchadnezzar champagne bottle equates to 20 normal bottles
  17. Mayfair costs £400 on a Monopoly board
  18. The Lord is My Shepherd is Psalm 23
  19. There are 5 Pillars of Islam
  20. The London Orbital Motorway is the M25
  21. Number error when clicking on a broken website link gives a 404 error message
  22. The 38th parallel is a popular name given to the latitude line that marks the border between North Korea and South Korea
  23. Tchaikovsky's most significant overture is the 1812 Overture
  24. 12 men have walked on the moon
  25. The book Fahrenheit 451 (by Ray Bradbury) gets its title from the burning point of paper which is 451 degrees Fahrenheit
  26. Googol is the number one followed by one hundred zeros
  27. A 'googolplex' is the number 1 followed by a googol zeros
  28. The first ten prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 and 29.
  29. There are nine muses in Greek mythology
  30. There are 24 letters in the Greek alphabet
  31. There are 8 Bits in a Byte
  32. There were seven hills of Rome
  33. Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times to seven men
  34. The Thirty-Nine Steps is a novel by John Buchan
  35. 221B Baker Street is the home address of Sherlock Holmes
  36. The Nationwide Emergency Number in the USA is 911
  37. Australia's main emergency service number is Triple Zero (000)
  38. A MONKEY is London slang for £500. (Comes from the 500 Rupee banknote, which featured a monkey.)
  39. A PONY is a slang term to describe £25. (Originates from the Latin words 'legem pone', which means, 'payment of money'.)
  40. The pockets of the roulette wheel are numbered from 0 to 36