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Seventy-four

On to number 75

I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER

I've got your number.
It was on my pillow
when I woke up this morning.
It was yellow.

I held it in my hands.
It felt like a dry leaf.
I sniffed it cautiously.
It smelled of grief.

I've got your number.
It was in my bath
singing to itself in a rusty voice.
I heard it laugh.

I took it out and buried it
under the apple tree
but I looked around and I saw it
following me.

Help me. Take it away.
I don't want it any more.
I'm cold. It's getting dark.
I'm not 74.

Carol Ann Duffy

To convert from horsepower to kilowatt
You have to do loads, and then still a lot
Times by SEVENTY-FOUR
and a half - and there's more!
Move two decimal points. Now I'm ill and hot

A Stanton

Disney LandDisneyland in California, USA covers 74 acres.

Tungsten is a hard, heavy, grey-white element with atomic number 74. Its melting point is 3410 degrees centigrade - the highest of any metal. It is used for filaments in domestic lightbulbs.

SunThe sun is 74% hydrogen.

In 1991, 74% of UK aid to developing countries was linked to the purchase of British goods.

Hungary has the highest rate of lung cancer deaths at 74 per 100,000 of population each year.

CoalBritain generates 74% of its electricity in coal fired power stations.

The first person to be cryogenically frozen in the hope of being brought back to life in the future was 74 year old James Bedford, an American lung cancer patient.