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Sixty-five

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HAIKU 65

Men! Pay attention!
This is the age you can claim
your old-age pension.

Carol Ann Duffy

Can you out-run a rat? Can you beat a
Portly pig? Well, try racing a cheetah
He achieves at full power
SIXTY-FIVE miles an hour
You may be fleet of feet- cheetah's fleeter!

A Stanton

DinosaurThe dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago.

The fastest mammal is the cheetah which can reach speeds of 65 miles per hour.

A mallard duck can also fly at 65 miles per hour.

The Hudson Bridge, New York, has a clearance of 65 metres at the centre which is enough for the tallest ships to pass underneath without lowering their masts.

BricksAll standard bricks in Britain are 65 millimetres high.

Normal retirement age for British men is 65.

Each of the columns, rows and diagonals of a 5 x 5 magic square add up to 65.

In British chivalry the Companions of Honour are limited in number to 65.

KittensKittens are typically born 65 days after conception.

Diarrhoea kills 4 million children every year. It is estimated that 65% could be saved if given a salt and sugar solution orally.

On a clear day, from a hilltop of 1000 feet in the middle of a level plain, the horizon is 65 kilometres away.