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SIXTY-FOUR

Eight 8-year olds
sat in a tree
swinging their legs.

How high have we climbed? Asked one.
What if we fall!
Another one said.

Look at the sky!
shrieked a third.
Said the fourth, Why is it red?

We're so small
sobbed a fifth.
And young! Wept a sixth.

Said the seventh,
We're motherless birds
in a nest.

But for how many years,
how many years are we all?
sang the one in the yellow dress.

Carol Ann Duffy

Now, chess is a game made of twos
Two sides, (one to win, one to lose)
Thirty-two pieces fight-
Sixteen black, sixteen white.
And SIXTY-FOUR squares you can choose

A Stanton

Horse raceThe largest ever payout by a bookmaker was over $1.6 million resulting from only a $64 bet on a nine horse accumulator.

64 is a sixth power: 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 64

64 is written as 1000000 in binary.

64 is a square number: 8 x 8 = 64

64 is a cube number: 4 x 4 x 4 = 64

Roller bladesThe fastest speed achieved on in-line skates is 64 miles per hour by Graham Wilkie and Jeff Hamilton. Both achieved the same speed in 1998.

Japan has 64 patients per hospital bed, the second best ratio in the world.

The most recent principal geological era is the cenozoic which stretches from the present to 64 million years ago.

St Peter became the first pope in 64 AD.

The BeatlesThe song 'When I'm Sixty-four' features on The Beatles' album - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Columbia and Peru each have 64 species of bird in danger of extinction.

There is such a large volume of water flowing from the Amazon that there is still pure fresh water on the surface of the sea 64 kilometres out.