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I love God!! I am a travelling RN working in labor & delivery. I have an AWESOME son & daughter in law and a brand new grandson! They will be fabulous parents because THEY are outstanding. I love the Seattle Seahawks...my favorite player hands down is Richard Sherman for a number of reasons. I love to draw portraits and I am dabbling with mixed media painting...I suppose I'm an artist! I love photography, but I'm a novice & am constantly practicing as I make my way through God's wonderful creation.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Twenty One

How significant is the number 21 anyway?
Well, most everyone knows that it's the age one becomes "legal".
Most also know that it's a world famous card game, also known as Blackjack...
But did you know?

21 is the total number of spots on a die.

21 is the third star number. Star numbers can be represented by a square with a triangle on each side.
Here a 3 x 3 square is surrounded by four triangles.

Under British law, when you reach the age of 21 -

  • you can become an MP,
  • you can hold a licence to drive a large passenger vehicle or heavy goods vehicle,
  • you can apply for a licence to sell alcohol

A twenty-one gun salute is fired in the UK for royalty and in the US for the President. It comes from the time when the largest ships of the British navy had 21 guns along one side.

The Pittsburgh Pirates retired number 21 in 1973 in honor of Roberto Clemente, who was killed in a plane crash while delivering humanitarian aid to victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua.

2007 NFL Defensive player of the year Bob Sanders wears the number 21 on his Indianapolis Colts jersey.

Illinois - the 'Land of Lincoln' - is the 21st state to join the United States. Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois when he was 21 and he met his future wife - Mary Todd - in Springield when she was 21. Illinois currently has 21 electoral votes in the US Presidential Election.

Number 21 is the name of the plane allegedly flown by Gustave Whitehead two years before the Wright brothers' flight.

Ok, ok....that's about enough random trivia for today.
I just have to do something to keep my mind off of what is NOT going to happen in 21 days......


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