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Random Facts about the number 40 November 17, 2011

Posted by mustangstride in Uncategorized.

40 is the only number with its letters in alphabetical order

Jesus fasted for 40 days and nights

The Rains in Noah’s day fell for 40 days and nights

Women are pregnant for 40 weeks

40 degrees celsius is equal to 40 degrees farenheit  

What happened 40 years ago – 1971?

  • Federal dept was 408.2 billion ( 2011= 15 trillion)
  • President in 1971 was Richard M. Nixon
  • Song of the year was “You’ve got a Friend” by Carole King
  • Best motion picture was ” French Connection”
  • In the Super Bowl Baltimore beat Dallas 16-13
  • Cost of a first class postage stamp was 6 cents ( 2011= 44 cents)
  • In 1971 gas prices were 40 cents per gallon ( 2011= over 3 dollars)
  • The famous Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier boxing match – won by Ali


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