The Number Forty

On this most historic of days, I pass-on these facts regarding the number foremost on my mind.

40 is the atomic number of Zirconium

The planet Venus forms a pentagram in the nights sky every 8 years with it returning to its original point every 40 years.

40 mm = 1.57 inches

40 = 2 score

Quarantine (noun)- a period of 40 days

40 winks is to take a nap for a short period of time

Some russians believe that  ghosts of the dead linger at the site of their death for 40 days.

Interstate 40 runs form California to North Carolina making it the 3rd longest east-west highway.

40 is significant in Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Middle Eastern traditions.

In the Bible rain fell for 40 days and 40 nights.

Lent consists of 40 days.

The roman numeral for 40 is XL

The Number 40 is a Natural number following 39 and preceding 41

Today is my 40th Birthday.

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