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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

What's so significant about the NUMBER 21?

9:29:00 PM


 

As I move a year higher on my time here on Earth, let me share some significant meaning or some information about the number 21. All are listed in no particular order.

  • Don't you know that 21 is considered a triangle number – it is the sum of the first six whole numbers (1+2+3+4+5+6=21).
  • I don't know much about the Fibonacci sequence but you check it out in google to know more about it, accordingly, 21 is the eighth number in the Fibonacci sequence, where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones.
  • This is new to me, a shape with 21 sides is called a icosikaihenagon.
  • If you're not convinced check out the elements table, 21 is the atomic number of the chemical element scandium.
  • The summer and winter solstices take place (usually) on June 21 and December 21 respectively.
  • 21 is the minimum voting age in Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Samoa, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau (an independent territory of New Zealand), and Tonga.
  • 21 is the age of majority – or the time when you’re legally an adult – in Bahrain, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Eswatini, Gabon, Grenada, Honduras, Kuwait, Lesotho, Madagascar, Namibia, Samoa, Singapore, and the UAE. But it is considered a “major” birthday in many countries and cultures, and many people throw a big party to celebrate.
  • There is a lake in the US state of Minnesota called Twentyone Lake.
  • Twenty-one, or vingt-un/vingt-et-un (“21” in French) is the name of card game in which players try to collect cards whose values add up to 21, or as close as possible. It’s the basis of the popular casino game, blackjack, which is the focus of …
  • If you like movies, the 2008 heist movie 21 is inspired by the true story of the MIT Blackjack Team, a group of US university students who used card-counting techniques to beat casinos at blackjack.
  • This is interesting, there are 21 spots or dots on a standard, six-sided dice.
  • For music lovers and for an Adele avid fan, 21 is the title of Adele’s six-time Grammy-winning second album, which features songs like Rolling in the Deep, and Someone Like You. She was 21 years old when she released it.
  • Another thing about music, Twenty One Pilots is a popular American rock duo.
  • Continuing about music, 21 Guns is a 2009 song by punk-rock band Green Day that questions war and patriotism
  • A 21-gun salute is a military way to honor royalty or world leaders.
  • In history, between 1717 and 1816, a British coin called a guinea was made up of 21 shillings. (Until the 1970s, shillings still existed; there were 20 shillings in a pound and 12 pence in one shilling. It was a confusing time.)
  • The flag of Kurdistan features a sun with 21 rays.
  • A game of badminton ends when a player reaches 21 points.
  • In a game of ping pong, it is used to be played until the score of 21 but that rule was changed by the ITTF in 2001.
  • Three-on-three basketball, or the 3x3 street ball, is a single game period of 10 minutes, with the winner the first team to score 21 points (or be closest to 21 at the end of 10 minutes).
  • In Philippines history, Martial Law was declared two (2) times in the entire archipelago, and both declarations were done on September 21.
  • On September 21, a boy named Marco Polo was born.
So, basically, there are lots of significant meanings in the Number 21, which one is yours?



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