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SEVEN SISTERS

Seven moons ago, the seven sisters strode
along the Seven Sisters Road,
from Camden town, to Finsbury Park,
to Tottenham. Each in her swirling skirt,
her scarlet scarf, her shimmering shirt,
stained with the same scent,
shielding the same secret.

Jackie Kay

September is curious and strange
Once the SEVENth month, these days it's changed
It's the ninth now, but "Sept"
Is the name that they've kept
From before it all got re-arranged

A Stanton

RocketApollo 7 was the first of the Apollo rockets to successfully carry a crew into orbit.

The 7 deadly sins are: pride, wrath, envy, sloth, lust, gluttony and avarice.

Cocker spaniels have won Crufts dog show a record 7 times.

There are 7 continents. These are in descending order of size: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australasia.

BlackpoolBlackpool has 7 miles of promenades.

The UK spends 7% of its GDP on healthcare.

7 is a prime number.

There are 7 days in a week - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

PyramidThe 7 wonders of the ancient world are: the Pyramids of Egypt; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; the Tomb of Mausolus; the Temple of Diana at Ephesus; the Colossus of Rhodes; the Statue of Jupiter by Phidias and the Pharos of Alexandria.

The coldest temperature ever produced was 7 millionths of a degree above absolute zero. (Absolute zero is the coldest possible temperature.)

A single colony of ants in the Jura Mountains of France covered an area of 7 square kilometres.

50p and 20p coins both have 7 sides.

As I was going to St Ives,
I met a man with 7 wives,
Each wife had 7 sacks,
Each sack has 7 cats,
Each cat had 7 kits,
Kits, cats, sacks and wives,
How many were going to St Ives?