Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Superextraordinarisimo

Happy January. The lemons have been exorcised of their bitterness and no amount of post yuletide misery or blacklisting is going to put the blockers on this year being absolutely the same as the last. 2009 a great year for wine! In homage to 2009 being the year where most of my generation are or turn 22, here are a few useless facts about the number to preoccupy your mind with for a nano second or two!

22

= 2 x 11

= 1 + 4 + 7 + 10
= 4 + 5 + 6 + 7

The distance between the wickets on a cricket pitch is 22 yards or one chain. There are many old imperial units of distance like the chain that are only rarely used today.

Snooker is played with 22 balls: a white cue ball, a yellow, a brown, a green, a blue, a pink, a black and fifteen reds.

There are 22 players on the field in a football match.

There are 22 different ways of linking five hexagons together (pentahexes).

Superextraordinarisimo with 22 letters is the longest word in the Spanish language. It means `extraordinary'.

Bingo calls for 22 include `Dinkie Doos' and `Two little ducks'.

Of course this is none of my own research and you can find all these great facts, figures and more at http://www.richardphillips.org.uk/ Quite clearly this page will fill hours of endless boredom for men, women, children and stoners. Lots of bizarre and seemingly useless/ful information to browse through is so often perfect antidote to productivity.

Beautiful stuffs and I hope you enjoy it.

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