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Which would you rather own -
a forty-five pistol
that shatters flesh and bone
or a forty-five record
that shoots out sweet sounds
from an old gramophone?

John Agard

A record rotates when you spin it
At FORTY-FIVE turns every minute
I know this seems strange
For how times have changed!
These days it's all compact discs, innit?

A Stanton

London traffic45% of polluting nitrogen oxides in the UK air come from cars.

45 is a triangular number: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 45

A 45 is a gramophone record (so called because it plays at 45 revolutions per minute).

There are 45 kilograms in 100 pounds.

Golf ballThe maximum weight of a golfball is 45 grams.

Elvis Presley made 45 albums.

At its thickest point the Earth's crust is 45 miles through.

WeddingA sapphire anniversary celebrates 45 years.

The "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" is the third longest official name for any country at 45 letters.

There are 45 species of hornbill.