# Count On

## Numberland

Numberland:

### Thirty-six

THIRTY-SIX

See-Far Woman has a variety of hats,
thirty-six to be exact,
neatly stacked
in boxes of 6 on a hat-rack.

But when she does her numbers-work
It keeps her secrets nicely tucked in,
her mysteries intact.

Grace Nichols

There are THIRTY-SIX ways, all in all
For two dice thrown together to fall
It's a one in six bet
You'll throw seven, and yet
You'll throw two or twelve hardly at all

A Stanton

Some species of bamboo grow up to 36 metres in height.

A beer barrel is 36 gallons.

Oxford University has 36 colleges.

Only 36 of the 170 islands in Tonga are inhabited.

The Strait of Gibraltar is 36 miles long. It runs between Spain and Africa and connects the Atlantic and Mediterranean.

There are 36 inches in a yard.

Loch Ness in Scotland (of monster repute) is 36 kilometres long.

Anne Boleyn was beheaded by Henry VIII in 15 36 .

The probability of throwing double six on two dice is one in 36 .

The longest aqueduct in Britain (the Pont Cysylltau in Clwyd, Wales) is 36 metres high (and 307 metres long).

The UK's black market economy was estimated (in 1993) at over £ 36 billion a year.

36 passengers died when the German Zeppelin Hindenberg caught fire in New Jersey, USA in 1937.

It took Louis BlZriot just 36 minutes to cross the English Channel by monoplane in 1909.

Mercury is approximately 36 million miles away from the Sun.

36 is a triangular number: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 = 36

36 is a square number: 6 x 6 = 36

William Shakespeare wrote 36 plays.