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Fifty-six

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FIFTY-SIX

As 56
is double
28
or to put it simply -
the sum of a pair
of un-leap year
Februaries.
Prepare
for a March breeze
to blow through
your spring tide dreams
and a mad March moon
to leap
over

your hairbrained sleep.

John Agard

FIFTY-SIX, it divides up by four.
Now the Pythagoreans felt sure
That such numbers were tonic-
Good, just and harmonic
Yes, fours they were known to adore

A Stanton

Arms56% of the world's arms exports are destined for third world countries.

56 is a tetrahedral number (the sum of the first six triangular numbers): 1 + 3 + 6 + 10 + 15 + 21 = 56.

Mohammed Ali won 56 of his 61 professional fights.

Barium is a soft, silver-white metallic element with atomic number 56 . It is used in pigments, medicine, tv screens and matches.

The 56 Aubrey Holes are part of Stonehenge. They are 56 holes arranged in a circle, but their purpose is unknown.

America and Russia are only 56 miles apart across the narrowest point of the Bering Strait.

56 people died when Bradford City's football stadium caught fire in 1985.

Afghan houndThe Afghan hound is a fast hunting dog that reaches speeds of 56 kilometres per hour.

Dolphins can swim at speeds of upto 56 kilometres per hour.