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Thirty-two

On to number 33

THIRTY-TWO

Each night she does it.
It stills the mind
and calms the spirit.
Yes, just for a few minutes
See-Far Woman sits beside
a white candle and stares -
at 32 figures casting beautiful
shadows on 64 squares.

Even though she can't play chess
it gives her a good night's rest.

Grace Nichols

If you happen to own an igloo
Keep below Fahrenheit THIRTY-TWO
That's the point at which ice
Melts and it is not nice
To be sitting in watery goo!

A Stanton

ChessThere are 32 pieces in a chess set.

There are 32 counties in the whole of Ireland.

German composer Ludwig van Beethoven wrote 32 piano sonatas.

A squash court is 32 feet long.

There are 32 boroughs that (together with the City of London) comprise Greater London

CrystalThere are 32 theoretically possible classes of crystal. However almost all common minerals fall into one of about twelve classes, and some classes have never been observed.

An estimated 32 million people in Brazil (1995) suffer from chronic malnutrition.

Russian pole vaulter Sergey Nazarovich Bubka, who achieved the world's first six-metre vault, broke the world record on 32 different occasions.

Of the 130 successful escapes from high-security World War II prisoner of war camp, Colditz, only 32 managed to avoid recapture.

IceWater freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

There are 32 teeth in a full mouth of teeth (1 canine, 2 incisors, 2 pre-molars and 3 molars on each side of each jaw).

'O gauge' model railway tracks are approximately 32 millimetres apart

There are 32 bridges spanning the river Seine in Paris.

32 is the fifth power of 2: 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 32