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EIGHTY-THREE

So there were five of us.
So we had 83 raisins.
So we said we'd share out the raisins.
So we had this thing about being fair.
So we got 16 each but there were three
    left over.

So we argued about who'd have the three
    left over.
So Skaggs said he didn't want any
    anyway.
So we said we'd share out the raisins.
So we had this thing about being fair.
So we got 20 each and there were three
    left over.

So we argued about who'd have the three
    left over.
So Mona said she had better things to do
    thanks.
So we said we'd share out the raisins.
So we had this thing about being fair.
So we got 27 each and there were two
    left over.

So we argued about who'd have the two
    left over.
So Jago said he had to go home.
So we said we'd share out the raisins.
So we had this thing about being fair.
So we got 41 each and there was one
    left over.

So we argued about who'd have the one
    left over.
So Shamima said she was fed up with
    this rubbish, she could get raisins at
    home.

So I got 83 raisins.

Michael Rosen

EIGHTY-THREE gallons in the UK
Make a hundred in the U S A
So that "10 gallon hat"
Which us Brits marvel at
Is not quite as big as they say!

A Stanton

SewerJoseph Bazalgette, chief engineer to the London Board of Works, designed London's sewer system which was completed in 1865 - a total of 83 miles of sewers.

Dutch artist Rembrandt painted Portrait of an 83 year-old Woman .

India83% of the population of India are Hindi.

There are 83 UK gallons in 100 US gallons.

83 is a prime number.

Voltaire died at the age of 83 (in 1778).