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FIFTY-TWO

The number of weeks in a year.
The number of cards in a pack.
And I'll tell you a little known fact -
the number of goosebumps on my back
when the Joker deals the card of fear.

John Agard

Of weeks in the year there are FIFTY-TWO
With a day or two over, it's sadly true
It would really be nice
If it were more precise
But it works pretty well, it'll have to do

A Stanton

AustraliaLake Eyre is the lowest point in Australia at 52 feet below sea level.

Only 52% of Latvians were born in the country. This low figure is explained by a number of Soviet resettlement programs.

The International Baccalaureate is available in 52 countries.

A hogshead is a measure of liquid equal to 52 (and a half) imperial gallons, or 238 litres.

World cup52 games were played in the 1994 World Cup in the USA.

There are 52 weeks in a year.

Wilfrid Rhodes, England, was the oldest ever test cricketer when he retired at 52 .

There are 52 cards in a pack of cards (not including jokers).

Tennis player Martina Navratilova won 52 grand slam titles, second only to Margaret Court.

There are 52 species of amphibian and reptile in danger of extinction in the US.

The Aztecs had two calendars, a sacred one of 260 days and a solar one of 365 days. The two calendars intersected in the 'dangerous period' every 52 years, at which time temples would be rebuilt.