# Count On

## Numberland

**SIXTY**

Out of sixty

my sixth sense

leaps over

the seconds

in a minute

and the minutes

in an hour.

In my sixth sense

lies my power,

for in the game

of hide and seek days,

time always

finds me.

That old Tick-Tock

holds the key

to every lock

except of course

my secret name.

John Agard

The old Babylonian race

Hit on SIXTY to use as their base

The way they divided

The circle, decided

How we view time on a clock face

A Stanton

There are **60** species of moss in Antarctica compared with only two types of vascular plant.

**60**% of white South Africans are Afrikaners.

Small angles: a **60**th of a degree is called a minute. A **60** th of a minute is called a second.

The internal angles in an equilateral triangle measure **60** degrees.

The **60**th anniversary is a diamond anniversary.

The average depth of the Irish Sea is **60** metres.

There are **60** minutes in an hour and **60** seconds in a minute.

The ancient Babylonians used a base **60** number system.

Chinese astrologers use a **60** year cycle and lunar calendar.

There are five elements and twelve animals in the Japanese cycle of life combining to make a **60** year cycle.

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