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Numberland:

Back to number 22

Twenty-three

On to number 24

WHAT HAS TAKEN YOU SO LONG?

What has taken you so long
to come and see me?
See-Far Woman asks
the young man sitting before her,
his hands folded on his knees.

'The love you seek
is right under your nose,
one who can be described,
both as onion and rose.
Destiny holds the key to 23.

'Be bold, be bold,
go knock on her door.
But remember to wear
a charming smile
and the latest clothes.'

Grace Nichols

When you've TWENTY-THREE people or more
There's an interesting piece of maths law:
That two of the fray
Share a common birthday
Is around fifty-one percent sure

A Stanton

CaviarThe sturgeon, which produces caviar, can grow upto 23 feet in length.

The top ten most popular male names account for 23% of all names.

The most common name for popes is John, having occurred 23 times.

The average temperature on Mars is 23 degrees centigrade below freezing. Brrrrr.

There are 23 pairs of human chromosomes.

WarIn World War I there were 23 countries allied against Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria.

In 1988 there were 23 million residences in England and Wales.

Over 15,000 allied air raids were flown during the Gulf War in 1991 and only 23 aircraft were lost.

BombThe USA conducted 23 atomic and hydrogen-bomb tests on the Bikini atoll in the Marshall Islands.

The Soviet space station Mir weighs almost 23 tons.

23 is a prime number.