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I wanted to send you sixty red roses.
Five dozen for our first date.
But sadly two are missing.
Please accept these fifty-eight.
Fingers crossed, we'll soon be kissing.

John Agard

Now Mercury's right near the Sun
It's half-hot and half-cold and no fun
It turns really slowly
It's no roly-poly
It takes FIFTY-EIGHT days to our one

A Stanton

PonyPonies are breeds of horses less than 58 inches (14.2 hands).

The average temperature in the Sahara desert for July is 58 degrees centigrade.

The longest place name in the UK at 58 letters is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychuyrndrobwllll-

antysiliogogogoch. (It means "St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the Red Cave".)

The population of Great Britain is just over 58 million.

DentistGold fillings are 58% gold, with the rest a mixture of silver and copper.

During the 1980s 58% of the third world's weapons were supplied by Warsaw Pact countries. Now the USA dominates the arms trade.

The hottest recorded air temperature on Earth is 58 degrees centigrade, measured in Libya in 1922.

Chocolate58% of the world's cocoa comes from Africa.

Cerium is a metallic element with atomic number 58 . It is used in the manufacture of lighter flints.

The Strait of Gibraltar is 58 kilometres long.

The planet Mercury is a mean distance of 58 million kilometres from the Sun. It is the closest planet to the sun in the solar system.