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Down at the bingo
You're 'Two Fat Ladies'.
I think you're more
like two fat babies
Two fat babies
or two fat cats.
Two fat dogs
or two fat rats.
Down at the bingo
ladies in a line
I wonder, do they mind?

Michael Rosen

If "Two Fat Ladies" e'er crosses my lips
Scribble out EIGHTY-EIGHT on your slips
They'll win you the bingo
By Jove and by Jingo
And after, they'll cook you some chips

A Stanton

BoxersHeavyweight boxers must weigh over 88 kilograms.

There are 88 Earth days in a Mercury year.

With 88 murders per 100,000 population a year, Swaziland has the world's highest murder rate.

The USSR and USA are separated by only 88 kilometres at the narrowest point of the Bering Strait.

A modern piano has 88 keys, 52 white and 36 black.

The largest example of the dinosaur diplodocus is 88 feet long.

Gun metal is an alloy of 88% copper with tin and zinc. It is a type of bronze once used to cast cannons.

Charter 88 is a British political campaign calling for a written constitution.

ConstellationsThere are 88 constellations of stars as adopted by the International Astronomical Union.

There are 88 species of kingfisher.

There are five river Stours in England. The longest is 88 kilometres long.