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FIFTY

Hello, big five-0,
where did the forties go?

John Agard

The Romans, when writing out FIFTY
Resorted to tactics quite shifty
Writing five lots of 'X'
Was a pain in the neck
So they just wrote one 'L' (which was nifty)

A Stanton

AmazonThe Amazon, the largest river in the world, has an estuary 50 miles across.

The supersaurus is the second largest known dinosaur, estimated to have weighed 50 tonnes.

The average adult male brain weighs 50 ounces.

The Loch Ness monster is said to be 50 feet long.

L is the Roman numeral for 50 .

AntarcticaThe environment of Antarctica is protected by a 50 year ban on commercial mining agreed by 38 nations in 1991.

The Colosseum of Rome could hold 50 ,000 spectators.

DartsBullseye on a dartboard scores 50 .

Solder, used for joining iron surfaces, is 50% tin, 50% lead.

The Liffey river flows through Dublin, Ireland and is 50 miles long.