DID YOU KNOWFor the Romans, number 1 meant to be first among equals (primus inter pares).
The first ever no. 1 in the pop music singles charts on 14 November 1952 was ‘Here in My Heart’ by Al Martino.
The Roman god Janus is famous for having 2 faces on the same head, each looking in a different direction.
It was Benjamin Disraeli who said that there are 3 types of untruth – lies, damned lies and statistics.
Any map can be coloured using only 4 colours.
David killed Goliath with 5 pebbles.
Nearly every snowflake is 6-sided – and each is unique.
Seven is a number occurring in all aspects of life, from luck to religion. Think Snow White, colours of the rainbow, deadly sins and Hindu Chakras.
The system of Roman numerals has just 7 letter, 1, V, X, L, C, D and M.
To the Chinese 8 is the luckiest number (because it sounds like the word for prosperity) and it’s no coincidence that the Beijing Olympics began at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8 pm on 8/08/2008.