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The number seven

Evolution of the glyph
In the beginning, various Hindus wrote 7 more or less in one stroke as a curve that looks like an uppercase J upside down. The western Ghubar Arabs' main contribution was to make the longer line diagonal rather than straight, though they showed some tendencies to making the character more rectilinear. The eastern Arabs developed the character from a 6-look-alike into an uppercase V-look-alike. Both modern Arab forms influenced the European form, a two-stroke character consisting of a horizontal upper line joined at its right to a line going down to the bottom left corner, a line that is slightly curved in some font variants. As is the case with the European glyph, the Cham and Khmer glyph for 7 also evolved to look like their glyph for 1, though in a different way, so they were also concerned with making their 7 more different. For the Khmer this often involved adding a horizontal line above the glyph.[1] This is analogous to the horizontal stroke through the middle that is sometimes used in handwriting in the Western world but which is almost never used in computer fonts. This horizontal stroke is, however, important to distinguish the glyph for seven from the glyph for one in writings that use a long upstroke in the glyph for one.

On the seven-segment displays of pocket calculators and digital watches, 7 is the number with the most common glyph variation (0, 6 and 9 also have variant glyphs). Most calculators use three line segments, but on Sharp, Casio, and a few other brands of calculators, 7 is written with four line segments. The reason is that in Japan and Korea 7 is written as ① in the illustration to the right.

While the shape of the 7 character has an ascender in most modern typefaces, in typefaces with text figures the character usually has a descender, as, for example, in .

Some people, especially in Europe and Latin America, write 7 with a line in the middle, sometimes with the top line crooked. The line through the middle is useful to clearly differentiate the character from the number one, as these can appear similar when written in certain styles of handwriting.

In science
Roy G. Biv = red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet were originally named as the seven colors of the rainbow, though blue and indigo are considered by some to be the same color.
The number of spots on a common ladybug.
The seven days of the week.
Seven is the number of holes in the heads of most mammals.
there are seven primary colors

Biology With very few exceptions, all mammals' necks have seven bones.
There are seven types of virus according to the Baltimore classification.

Chemistry A neutral pH value between acidity and alkalinity.
The atomic number of nitrogen.
The number of carbon atoms in heptane, a hydrocarbon.
The number of periods, or horizontal rows of elements, on the periodic table.

Astronomy The number of stellar objects in the solar system visible to the naked eye — the Sun, the Moon and the five classical naked eye planets: Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn.
Messier object M7, a magnitude 3.5 open cluster in the constellation Scorpius.
The New General Catalogue object NGC 7, a 14th magnitude spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor.
The number of daughters of Atlas in the Pleiades (also called the "seven sisters").
The number of saints appearing in a constellation called "Saptharishi Mandalam" in Indian astronomy.
The number of stars in the constellation of The Big Dipper.
The Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on -2590 April 8 and ended on -1310 May 16. The duration of Saros series 7 was 1,280.1 years, and it contained 72 solar eclipses.
The Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on -2595 July 15 and ended on -1008 February 22. The duration of Saros series 7 was 1,586.6 years, and it contained 89 lunar eclipses.
The Roman numeral VII stands for white dwarfs in the Yerkes spectral classification scheme.
The Roman numeral VII (usually) stands for the seventh-discovered satellite of a planet or minor planet (e.g., Jupiter VII).
Seven phases of the moon

In technology The code for international direct dial phone calls to Russia and Kazakhstan.
There are seven classes of plastics used in packaging applications.
The resin identification code used in recycling to identify "other" plastics such as polycarbonate
The number of digits in an American or Canadian telephone number, excluding the area code.
In Microsoft's Rich Text Format specification, seven and all numbers congruent to it modulo 256 refer to variants of the German language.
Windows 7, the upcoming Microsoft operating system sometimes referred to as just "7".
In the ASCII character set, the bell character.
There are Seven Tools of Quality.
There are seven layers in the OSI model.
There are seven logic gates. NOT, AND, OR, NAND, XOR, NOR, XNOR
The seven-segment display, is an electronic device that uses seven individual segments to create one digit; it is used in display devices like digital clocks and some basic calculator screens, amongst others.
In religion God rested on and sanctified the seventh day (Sabbath).

Seven is the holy number

Judaism A highly symbolic number in the
Torah, alluding to the infusion of spirituality and Godliness into the creation. For example: God rested on and sanctified the seventh day (Shabbat). - Genesis 2:3. "Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars." - Proverbs of Solomon son of David King of Israel 9:1
A seven-day purification period is required for one who has become tamei to become tahor.
The Shmita (Sabbatical) year arrives every seventh year.
The Jubilee (Yovel) year comes after 7 times 7 years.
The Counting of the Omer leading up to the Giving of the Torah is expressed as "7 times 7 weeks."
There are 7 days of Passover and Sukkot when celebrated in Israel.
Shiv`a (another pronunciation of the Hebrew word for 7—(Hebrew: שבעה ; "seven")), is the number of days of mourning. Hence, one sits Shiva. As in Shiva (Judaism)

The weekly Torah portion is divided into seven aliyahs, and seven men or boys over the age of 13 are called up for the reading of these aliyahs during Shabbat morning services.
Seven blessings are recited under the chuppah during a Jewish wedding ceremony.
A Jewish bride and groom are feted with seven days of festive meals after their wedding, known as Sheva Berachot ("Seven Blessings").
The number of Ushpizzin (also known as the "Seven Shepherds") who visit the sukkah during the holiday of Sukkot: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David.
The number of nations God told the Israelites they would displace when they entered the land of Israel (Deut. 7:1): the Hittite, the Girgashite, the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
In Breslov tradition, the seven orifices of the face (2 eyes, 2 nostrils, 2 ears, and the mouth) are called "The Seven Candles."
The menorah (Hebrew: מנורה), is a seven branched candelabrum lit by olive oil in the Tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem. The menorah is one of the oldest symbols of the Jewish people. It is said to symbolize the burning bush as seen by Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 25).
The number of times Cain will be avenged by God if he is murdered (Gen 4:15).
The Israelites circled Jericho for 7 days and then the wall tumbled down.

[ Christianity The Seven Sacraments in the Catholic faith (though some traditions assign a different number).
The Seven churches of Asia to which the "Book of Revelation" is addressed.
The Seven Joys of the Virgin Mary, of Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other traditions.
The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary, of Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other traditions.
The Seven Corporal Acts of Mercy of Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other traditions.
The Seven Spiritual Acts of Mercy of Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other traditions.
The Seven last words (or seven last sayings) of Jesus on the cross.
The Seven Virtues: chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, kindness, patience, and humility
The Seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride.
The seven terraces of Mount Purgatory (one per deadly sin).
In the genealogy in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus is 77th in a direct line.
The number of heads of the three beasts (7 \times; 10 \times; 7 + 7 × 10 × 10 + 7 × 10 = 1260) of the Book of Revelation, and of some other monsters, like the hydra and the number of seals.
In the New Testament, the Gospel of Matthew 18:21, Jesus says to Peter to forgive seventy times seven times.[2]
There are seven suicides mentioned in the Bible (OT and NT) [3]

Hinduism The Sanskrit word 'sapta' refers to number seven.
The Indian Music has 'sapta swaras', means seven octats (sa re ga ma pa dha ni), which are basics of music, using which hundreds of Ragas are composed.
Celestial group of seven stars are named as 'Sapta Rishi' based on the seven great saints.
Seven Promises, Seven Rounds in Hindu Wedding and Seven Reincarnation
As per Hindu mythology, there are seven worlds in the universe, seven seas in the world and seven Rishies (seven gurus) called sapta rishis.
seven hills at tirumala also known as ezhu malaiyan means Sevenhills god
There are 7 Chakras.

Islam The number of ayat in surat al-Fatiha.
The number of heavens in Islamic tradition.
The number of Earths in Islamic tradition.
The number of circumambulations (Tawaf) that are made around the Kaaba
The number of walks between Al-Safa and Al-Marwah mountains -that is travelling back and forth- seven times during the ritual pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah.
The number of fires in hell. i.e the 7 fires of hell.
The number of doors to heaven and hell is also seven.

Bahá'í The mystical text "The Seven Valleys", by the Prophet-Founder Bahá'u'lláh, relates the journey of the soul through the seven "valleys" of Search, Love, Knowledge, Unity, Contentment, Wonderment, and finally True Poverty and Absolute Nothingness.

Others The number of Archangels according to some systems.
The 7th son was considered endowed with pre-eminent wisdom; and the 7th sin the 9th son is still considered endowed to possess the power of healing diseases spontaneously

The minor symbol number of yang from the Taoist yin-yang.
The number of palms in an Egyptian Sacred Cubit.
The number of ranks in Mithraism.
The number seven is of particular significance within Cherokee cosmology.
In Buddhism, Buddha walked 7 steps at his birth.
Circle Seven Koran, the holy scripture of the Moorish Science Temple of America
In Egypt cats are said to have 7 lives as opposed to the western culture legend of cats having 9 lives.
Seven days of creation
The apostles chose 7 decans

Enoch, who was translated was 7th from adam: jesus christ was 77th in direct line
The loard spoke 7 times on the cross were he spent 7 hrs.
7 precious things of budah 
7 churches of asia
7 bibles
7 scraments of the catholic church

7 ages of life of amen egyptian god
Jesus appeared 7 times and after 7 times ,7 days he sent the holy ghost
There appered 7 golden candlesticks and 7 stars in the hard of him that was in the midst 7 lambs before the 7 spirts of god; the book with the seven seals ; the lamb with seven horns and seven eyes, 7 angles bering 7 plauges and seven vials of wrath
there were seven wiseman
7 champions of christdom

In mythology In Khasi mythology, the seven divine women who were left behind on earth and became the ancestresses of all humankind.
The number of gateways traversed by Inanna during her descent into the underworld.
The number of sleeping men in the Christian myth of the "Seven Sleepers."
The Seven Sages in Sumerian mythology and various other mythologies.
The number of sages in Hindu mythology; their wives are the goddesses referred to as the "Seven Mothers."
The number of main islands of mythological Atlantis.
In Guaraní mythology, the number of prominent legendary monsters.
Seven Lucky Gods exist in Japanese mythology.
In Irish Mythology, the epic hero Cúchulainn is associated with the number 7. He has 7 fingers on each hand, 7 toes on each foot, and 7 pupils in each eye. In the Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge, Cúchulainn is 7 years old when he receives his first weapons and defeats the armies of the Ulaidh. and his son Connla is 7 years old when he is slain by Cúchulainn in "The Death of Aife's Only Son".
In British Folk lore, every 7 years the Fairy Queen pays a tithe to Hell (or possibly Hel) in the tale of Tam Lin.
In the British Folk tale of Thomas the Rhymer, he went to live in the faerie kingdom for 7 years.
The 7th glyph of the Mayan Calendar is Blue Hand, it represents the days in creation and is associated with creative perfection. This is the glyph of the last day of their calendar that ends on December 21st 2012.
The seven branched sword in Korean mythology.

In psychology The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two is a 1956 paper by cognitive psychologist George A. Miller, who found a correlation between various human cognitive capacity limits within the range 7 ± 2.

In music 7 is the pseudonym of American musician Mick Thomson, when performing with Slipknot
A famous dance group from Kercova(Macedonia)- Sevens group
The number of notes in the traditional Western Major Scale
The original diameter in inches of the 45rpm format gramophone record.
In music, the Roman numeral vii is the leading tone (vii°) or subtonic (VII) scale degree, chord, or diatonic function, when distinguished V = major and v = minor.
The number of completed, numbered symphonies of Jean Sibelius and Sergei Prokofiev.
An R&B male singer in South Korea: SE7EN (singer).
There are seven musicians in a septet or a septuor.
The stage name of musician Keith Volpone.
The name of Jurassic 5 member Mark 7even.
7 is an album by Apoptygma Berzerk.
7 is a song by Prince from his album Love Symbol released in 1992.
Avenged Sevenfold is a popular metal/hard rock band from Huntington Beach, California. Their name comes from the story of Cain and Abel in the bible; "When Cain murdered his brother, Abel, God told him, 'Therefore whoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold'.
7 Shades of Black is a song on the Smashing Pumpkins album Zeitgeist, which made its release in 2007.
A 2003 Atmosphere album is titled Seven's Travels, after an early alias of the group's MC, Slug
Love Is the Seventh Wave by Sting on his first solo album, Dream of the Blue Turtles.
Iron Maiden's second #1 album was entitled Seventh son of a Seventh son
Former Bone Thugs N Harmony member Bizzy Bone's record label is named 7th Sign Records, also called the 7th Sign Regime
The albums: Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1, Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 and Keeper of the Seven Keys - The Legacy, by Helloween.
The song: The Bells of the 7 Hells, by Helloween on the Album Gambling With the Devil.
The songs: Seven and Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work), by They Might Be Giants on the Album Here Come the 123s.
The name of the first album by British indie rock and roll band Moral Soul
The song Seventy Times Seven by Brand New.
The album 7 by S Club 7
The song Seventh Heaven by L'Arc-en-Ciel.
The song Seventh Heaven by Perfume
The album 7 by polish rapper and freestyler O.S.T.R.
The song Seven Years by Saosin.
The Strokes mention that you only like 7 of the 29 attributes existing in the song You Only Live Once
Seven notes in music

In sports In football (soccer), it's the shirt number of many great players, such as Henrik Larsson, Jimmy Johnstone, Kenny Dalglish, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Bryan Robson, Luis Figo, Andriy Shevchenko, Raul Gonzalez, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Villa, Javier Saviola, Alessandro Del Piero, Bastian Schweinsteiger, James Perch, Robbie Keane and the late George Best and Stanley Matthews.
In Ultimate Frisbee, the number of players on the field for each team.
In team handball, the number of players on each team including the goalkeeper.
In rugby league, the scrum-half/halfback.
In rugby union, the openside flanker.
In American football, the number of players who, by rule, must be lined up at the line of scrimmage on offense (otherwise the team commits the penalty of illegal formation).
In scoring baseball, seven represents the left fielder's position.
In baseball, the 7th Inning stretch attributed to the 27th US President, William Howard Taft.
Retired jersey number of Hall of Fame baseball player Mickey Mantle
The great baseball catcher Iván Rodríguez used 7 as his jersey number while playing for his first three teams (Texas, Florida, and Detroit; as 7 is Mantle's retired number with the Yankees Pudge now wears #12)
In high-school baseball a regulation game lasts seven innings.
Seven Cycles, a bicycle manufacturer
In the NHL, MLB, and NBA, the maximum number of games played in a playoff series.
Rugby Sevens, a variant of rugby union and rugby league that contains only seven players per side instead of the standard 15 (union) or 13 (league).
The Rugby World Cup Sevens, the World Cup for the union version of Sevens.
The IRB Sevens World Series, also in the union version of Sevens.

In other fields International maritime signal flag for 7 The Kulin people of Australia living near the Dandenong Ranges traditionally have seven seasons. Some of the Native Americans of Montana also have seven seasons: chinook season, muddy spring, green summer, gold summer (or dry summer), 'Indian' Summer, late fall, and cold winter.
The United States declared Independence in the 7th month of 1776.
Lotto Super 7, a Canadian-lottery game
Seven is also:

The traditional number of Wonders of the Ancient World. There were seven, though only the Great Pyramid of Egypt still stands today.
The figurative number of seas.
The number of chakras.
The number of basic principles of the bushido.
The Heptarchy, from the (Greek for seven realm, is the name applied by historians to the period (500-850 CE) in English history after the Anglo-Saxon conquest of England, derived from the seven kingdoms of Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Sussex, and Wessex, which eventually merged to become the Kingdom of England during the early 10th century.
September was the seventh month in the ancient Roman calendar, as its name indicates. After the reform that led to the current order, the seventh month is July.
Septidi was the seventh day of the decade in the French Revolutionary Calendar.
The traditional count of Basque provinces as expressed in the slogan Zazpiak Bat.
Cibola was one of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold the Spanish thought existed.
septuplets is seven babies
It is also the opposite side of the dice

Names and titles Sevens, a card game.
The Seven Virgins mountain range in Sri Lanka, which was the scene of an air disaster on December 4, 1974, involving a DC-8 Series 55F passenger jetliner operated by the charter company Martinair, which left 191 dead.
In the Fushigi Yuugi series, the four beast gods each have seven warriors, the Genbu Seven, the Byakko Seven, the Seiryuu Seven, and the Suzaku Seven.
In the Catalan culture, seven is present in a lot of popular stories like "Les set cabretes i el llop".
Number 7 is a popular brand of Canadian cigarettes.
7UP is the name of a popular soft drink.
7-Eleven is the trading name of a chain of convenience stores based in the U.S.
Seven Jeans, also known as Seven '7' for all Mankind, a brand of designer jeans.
7 (New York City Subway service), a service of the New York City Subway
The Ultra Series has two heroes with "Seven" in their name: Ultra Seven and Ultra Seven-21.
The circle 7 logo used by numerous ABC network O&O stations in the United States.
The Lotus Seven, a kit car produced by Lotus

The number 9
In mathematics
Nine is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1 and 3. It is 3 times 3 and hence the third square number. 9 is a Motzkin number. It is the first composite lucky number.

9 is the second non-unitary square prime of the form (p2) and the first that is odd. All subsequent squares of ths form are odd. It has a unique aliquot sum 4 which is itself a square prime. 9 is; and can be, the only square prime with an aliquot sum of the same form. The aliquot sequence of 9 has 5 members (9,4,3,1,0) this number being the second composite member of the 3-aliquot tree.

There are nine Heegner numbers.[1]

Since , 9 is an exponential factorial.

8 and 9 form a Ruth-Aaron pair under the second definition that counts repeated prime factors as often as they occur.

A polygon with nine sides is called an enneagon (technically) or nonagon (in common usage).[2] A group of nine of anything is called an ennead.

In base 10 a number is evenly divisible by nine if and only if its digital root is 9.[3] That is, if you multiply nine by any whole number (except zero), and repeatedly add the digits of the answer until it is just one digit, you will end up with nine:

2 × 9 = 18 (1 + 8 = 9)
3 × 9 = 27 (2 + 7 = 9)
9 × 9 = 81 (8 + 1 = 9)
121 × 9 = 1089 (1 + 0 + 8 + 9 = 18; 1 + 8 = 9)
234 × 9 = 2106 (2 + 1 + 0 + 6 = 9)
578329 × 9 = 5204961 (5 + 2 + 0 + 4 + 9 + 6 + 1 = 27 (2 + 7 = 9))
482729235601 × 9 = 4344563120409 (4 + 3 + 4 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 0 + 4 + 0 + 9 = 45 (4 + 5 = 9))
(Exception) 0 x 9 = 0 (0 is not equal to 9)(though it can be considered -1 in the tens place and 10 in the ones place(10-1=9))
The only other number with this property is three. In base N, the divisors of N − 1 have this property. Another consequence of 9 being 10 − 1, is that it is also a Kaprekar number.

The difference between a base-10 positive integer and the sum of its digits is a whole multiple of nine. Examples:

The sum of the digits of 41 is 5, and 41-5 = 36. The digital root of 36 is 3+6 = 9, which, as explained above, demonstrates that it is evenly divisible by nine.
The sum of the digits of 35967930 is 3+5+9+6+7+9+3+0 = 42, and 35967930-42 = 35967888. The digital root of 35967888 is 3+5+9+6+7+8+8+8 = 54, 5+4 = 9.
Subtracting two base-10 positive integers that are transpositions of each other yields a number that is a whole multiple of nine. Some examples:

41-14 = 27. The digital root of 27 is 2+7 = 9.
36957930-35967930 = 990000, which is obviously a multiple of nine.
This works regardless of the number of digits that are transposed. For example, the largest transposition of 35967930 is 99765330 (all digits in descending order) and its smallest transposition is 03356799 (all digits in ascending order); subtracting pairs of these numbers produces:

99765330-35967930 = 63797400; 6+3+7+9+7+4+0+0 = 36, 3+6 = 9.
99765330-03356799 = 96408531; 9+6+4+0+8+5+3+1 = 36.
35967930-03356799 = 32611131; 3+2+6+1+1+1+3+1 = 18, 1+8 = 9.
Casting out nines is a quick way of testing the calculations of sums, differences, products, and quotients of integers, known as long ago as the 12th Century.[4]

Every prime in a Cunningham chain of the first kind with a length of 4 or greater is congruent to 9 mod 10 (the only exception being the chain 2, 5, 11, 23, 47).

Six recurring nines appear in the decimal places 762 through 767 of pi. This is known as the Feynman point (see also MathWorld).

If an odd perfect number is of the form 36k + 9, it has at least nine distinct prime factors.[5]

Nine is the binary complement of number six:

9 = 1001
6 = 0110

In numeral systems Base Numeral system 2 binary 1001 3 ternary 100 4 quaternary 21 5 quinary 14 6 senary 13 7 septenary 12 8 octal 11 9 novenary 10 over 9 (decimal, hexadecimal) 9

[edit] List of basic calculations Multiplication 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 50 100 1000 9 18 27 36 45 54 63 72 81 90 99 108 117 126 135 144 153 162 171 180 189 198 207 216 225 450 900 9000 Division 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 9 4.5 3 2.25 1.6 1.5 1.125 1 0.9 0.75 0.6 1 Exponentiation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 9 81 729 6561 59049 531441 4782969 43046721 387420489 3486784401 31381059609 282429536481 2541865828329 1 512 19683 262144 1953125 10077696 40353607 134217728 387420489 1000000000 2357947691 5159780352 10604499373 Radix 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 200 250 500 1000 10000 100000 1000000 1 5

Evolution of the glyph According to Georges Ifrah, the origin of the 9 integers can be attributed to the ancient Indian civilization, and was adopted by subsequent civilizations in conjunction with the 0.[6]

In the beginning, various Indians wrote 9 similar to the modern closing question mark without the bottom dot. The Kshtrapa, Andhra and Gupta started curving the bottom vertical line coming up with a
3-look-alike. The Nagari continued the bottom stroke to make a circle and enclose the 3-look-alike, in much the same way that the @ character encircles a lowercase a. As time went on, the enclosing circle became bigger and its line continued beyond the circle downwards, as the 3-look-alike became smaller. Soon, all that was left of the 3-look-alike was a squiggle. The Arabs simply connected that squiggle to the downward stroke at the middle and subsequent European change was purely cosmetic.

While the shape of the 9 character has an ascender in most modern typefaces, in typefaces with text figures the character usually has a descender, as, for example, in .

This numeral resembles an inverted 6. To disambiguate the two on objects and documents that can be inverted, the 9 has often been underlined as is done for the 6. Another distinction from the 6 is that it is often handwritten with a straight stem.

See also:
Hindu-Arabic numeral system.

In science Nine is the atomic number of fluorine.

Astronomy Before 2006 (when Pluto was officially designated as a non-planet), there were nine planets in the solar system.
Messier object M9 is a magnitude 9.0 globular cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus.
The New General Catalogue object NGC 9, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Pegasus
The Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on -2568 February 6 and ended on -1252 April 4. The duration of Saros series 9 was 1316.2 years, and it contained 74 solar eclipses.
The Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on -2501 June 26 and ended on -1149 September 16. The duration of Saros series 9 was 1352.2 years, and it contained 76 lunar eclipses.

Probability In probability, the nine is a logarithmic measure of probability of an event, defined as the negative of the base-10 logarithm of the probability of the event's complement. For example, an event that is 99% likely to occur has an unlikelihood of 1% or 0.01, which amounts to −log10 0.01 = 2 nines of probability. Zero probability gives zero nines (−log10 1 = 0). The purity of chemicals (see Nine (purity)), the effectivity of processes, the availability of systems etc. can similarly be expressed in nines. For example, "five nines" (99.999%) availability implies a total downtime of no more than five minutes per year.

Physiology A human pregnancy normally lasts nine months.

In religion Hindu's worship "Nava Graha" or Nine Planets and offer "Nava Dhanya" for each Graha / Planet.
Important Buddhist rituals usually involve nine monks.
The first nine days of the Hebrew month of Av are collectively known as "The Nine Days" (Tisha HaYamim), and are a period of semi-mourning leading up to Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of Av on which both Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed.
Nine, as the highest single-digit number (in base ten), symbolizes completeness in the Bahá'í Faith. In addition, the word Bahá' in the Abjad notation has a value of 9, and a 9-pointed star is used to symbolize the religion.
Nine is a significant number in Norse Mythology. Odin hung himself on an ash tree for nine days to learn the runes.
Jesus healed ten lepers; nine did not even thank him.
Anton LaVey applied the number to Satan.
Ramadan, the month of fasting and prayer, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

As lucky or unlucky number, Chinese culture Nine (九 pinyin jiǔ) is considered a good number in Chinese culture because it sounds the same as the word "longlasting" ( pinyin jiǔ)[citation needed]. The Japanese consider 9 to be unlucky, however, because it sounds similar to the Japanese word for "pain" or "distress" ( kunrei ku)[citation needed].

Nine is strongly associated with the Chinese dragon, a symbol of magic and power. There are nine forms of the dragon, it is described in terms of nine attributes, and it has nine children It has 9×13 scales, 9×9 being yang (masculine, or bad influence) and 9×4 being yin (feminine, or good influence).[7] The dragon often symbolizes the Emperor, and the number nine can be found in many ornaments in the Forbidden City. The circular altar platform (Earthly Mount) of the Temple of Heaven has one circular marble plate in the center, surrounded by a ring of nine plates, then by a ring of 18 plates, and so on, for a total of nine rings, with the outermost having 81=9×9 plates.

In music There is a rapper named Tech N9ne whose name stands for "Tech Nine" because 9 is the number of completion
In music theory a ninth is the ninth note of a musical scale or the interval between the first note and the ninth. A ninth chord is a chord with a ninth.
In classical music the curse of the ninth refers to the superstition that a composer who writes a ninth symphony will die soon. Beethoven, who left his Tenth Symphony unfinished, is regarded by the superstition as the first victim of the curse.
Bands with the number nine in their name include Nine, Stroke 9, Nine Days, Nine Inch Nails and Alice Nine.
The Beatles released a song called "Revolution 9" which appears on The White Album (more properly known as The Beatles); its principal vocal feature is a voice repeating, "Number nine...number nine...number nine..." John Lennon, the primary composer of "Revolution 9", also released a solo recording entitled "#9 Dream".
"Love Potion No. 9 originally performed by The Clovers in 1955. Love Potion No. 9 was a 1992 movie starring Sandra Bullock and Tate Donovan.
The first single of Leeds-based band ¡Forward, Russia! was called Nine and was released in April 2005. The title did not carry any symbolism, but followed the then "tradition" of the band for naming their songs in the order in which they were written.
Composer Maury Yeston adapted Federico Fellini's for Broadway as the musical Nine, which won several Tony Awards in 1982, and was successfully revived in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas.
9 is also the name of various albums, including 9 by Mercyful Fate, released in 1999, and 9 by Public Image Limited. Fairport Convention also released an album with the number for a title. Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice released an album called 9 in November 2006.
In urban culture, 'nine' is a slang word for a 9mm pistol or homicide, the latter from the Illinois Criminal Code for homicide.
In hip-hop, the rapper Nine, who got his big break in late 1993 as a featured guest on First Funkmaster Flex and the Ghetto Celebs, released 2 albums (Nine Livez in 1995 and Cloud Nine in 1996) and is now making a comeback. [1]
Dublin pop-punk band Nine IX Lives formed in 2005 and use 'IX' in their logo.

In sports Nine ball is the standard professional pocket billiards variant played in the United States.
In association football (soccer) the centre-forward/striker traditionally (since at least the fifties) wears the number 9 shirt.
The car number of the 1988 NASCAR Nextel Cup championship-winning team, when Bill Elliott won the title. He used this number again from 2001 to 2003. Kasey Kahne has driven the 9 car since 2004.
In baseball, nine represents the right fielder's position.
The retired uniform numbers of former baseball players Ted Williams and Roger Maris. Reggie Jackson also wore 9 with the Oakland A's for nine years and is now retired.
The San Francisco 49ers are sometimes referred to as the "niners".
The number worn by current NBA player Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs, MVP of the 2007 NBA Finals.
The number worn by Roy Hobbs in the movie The Natural.
In rugby union, the number generally worn by the scrum half.
In rugby league, the number generally worn by the hooker.
The number worn by both Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade in the U.S. Olympics Team.

In technology ISO 9 is the ISO's standard for the transliteration of Cyrillic characters into Latin characters
In the Rich Text Format specification, 9 is the language code for the English language. All codes for regional variants of English are congruent to 9 mod 256.
In computer system administration, uptime, a measure of the time a computer system has been up and running, is sometimes measured in "nines"—that is, the number of "9" digits in the percentage of time the computer is normally running. For example, "five nines" means 99.999% reliability, which translates to a total downtime of no longer than five minutes per year.

Nine and the circle The Enneagram is one system of knowledge which shows the correspondence between the 9 integers and the circle. The 360 degrees of the circle, which can be traced back to the Rig Veda of ancient India, can also be seen to speak of the 9, via theosophical addition (3 + 6 + 0 = 9)[2]. [2]

In other fields International maritime signal flag for 9 Playing cards showing the 9 of all four suits In the catholic faith there are 9 choirs of holy angels.
Nine is the highest single-digit number in the decimal system.
In the NATO phonetic alphabet, the digit 9 is called "Novenine".
Channel 9, an Australian free-to-air television station
Nine justices sit on the United States Supreme Court.
The word "K-9" pronounces the same as canine and is used in many U.S. police departments to denote the unit working with police dog.
The ordinal adjective is ninth.
There are nine circles of Hell in Dante's "Divine Comedy".
Stanines are measured on a scale of 1 to 9.
The name of the area called Kowloon in Hong Kong literally means: nine dragons.
Someone dressed "to the nines" is dressed up as much as they can be.
Nine Lives Cat Food got its name from the legend that a cat has nine lives.
Nine rank system
The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art
Nine Worthies
9: The Last Resort was a 1995 computer game.
9 is the name of Shane Acker's short film, and its 2008 adaption.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine employs the number "9" in its title and is often abbreviated as ST:DS9
Seven of Nine, fictional character from the Star Trek: Voyager universe
Magic: The Gathering has a set of nine rare cards, widely regarded as overpowered, known as the Power Nine.
Nine West is a brand for clothing.
The number of hostages in the TV show The Nine
Ninth Avenue is a major avenue in Manhattan.
Nine Unknown Men are, in occult legend, the custodians of the sciences of the world since ancient times.
The 9, a show on the Internet, hosted by Maria Sansone. The 9
The Nines is a film written and directed by John August, starring Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis and Melissa McCarthy. It premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and is now out on DVD.
In the game of Craps, 9 is known as the center field because it is in the middle of the seven numbers on the field bet.
In Middle Earth, there are nine rings of power given to men, and consequently, nine ringwraiths.
"A cat-o'-nine-tails suggests perfect punishment and atonement." --Robert Ripley.
Wally Cleaver's locker number was #9.
The Nine Bright Shiners, characters in Garth Nix's Old Kingdom trilogy. The Nine Bright Shiners was a 1930s book of poems by Anne Ridler[8] and a 1988 fiction book by Anthea Fraser;[9] the name derives from "a very curious old semi-pagan, semi-Christian" song.[10]
"Nine" is a song title on the Neurosis album Given to the Rising.
Many mathematical magic tricks have a connection to the number nine, that because every multiplication of nine adds up to nine, any number minus the sum of all digits becomes a multiplication of nine, and any three digit number minus the same number in reverse becomes a multiplication of nine
Nine was the client number of Eliot Spitzer at The Emperor's Club.
The character Cirno from the Touhou series is often called "nine," "⑨," "circle-nine," or "nineball," because in the game manual for "Phantasmagoria of Flower View," she was labeled (9) Idiot (⑨ バカ, ⑨ baka?).[11]

The number 13

In mathematics Thirteen is the sixth prime number; the next is seventeen. 13 is the second Wilson prime. 13 is the fifth Mersenne prime exponent, yielding 8191.

13 is the second star number and the seventh Fibonacci number. As it is an odd-indexed Fibonacci number, it is a Markov number, appearing in solutions to the "Markov Diophantine equation": (1, 5, 13), (1, 13, 34), (5, 13, 194), ...

13 is also the second happy prime, following 7, and the rethorical 1.

Thirteen is the first prime number to be the aliquot sum of two numbers; the cube 27, and the discrete biprime 35 and it is the base of the 13-aliquot tree.

There are 13 Archimedean solids.

13 goes into 999,999 exactly 76,923 times, so vulgar fractions with 13 in the denominator have six digit repeating sequences in their decimal expansions. It is thus the smallest half period prime (sequence A097443 in OEIS)

13 is the largest number whose factorial is less than 1010. This means 13 is often the largest factorial a pocket calculator can represent without scientific notation. (This is not really a special pure mathematical property, because it requires 10 to be the "main base number" self-evidently.)

At 13, the Mertens function sets a new low of -3, subseded later at 31 with a value of -4.

13 is the only positive integer that is the fourth root of the sum of the squares of two successive positive integers (119 and 120).

The 13th root is the most famous integer root calculation record, because 13 is the first prime number over 10 such that the last digit of a 13th integer power is the same as the last digit of its 13th root.

In base 10, the smallest prime with a composite sum of digits is 13.

13 is a repdigit in base 3 (111).

Let ploggx denote the discrete logarithm according to the prime number p, i.e., the number l modulo p − 1 such that

Then 13 is the only prime number p such that for any two primitive roots g and h,

There exists an a periodic set of thirteen Wang tiles.

The Primorial+1 : 13#+1=2*3*5*7*11*13+1 is the first number of the form n#+1 which is composite.

Also, the first whole number to have the sum of its digits equal 13 and also be divisible by 13 is 247 (2+4+7=13)(13*19=247) There are 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. The next number to have these attributes is 364 (3+6+4)(13*28) This is one day less than a year. 13 flipped around is 31, which accounts for the number of days in most months.

In science On the periodic table of elements, aluminum has an atomic number of 13. The atomic number of aluminium

In religion

 Christianity There were thirteen participants at the Last Supper. Tradition states that Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table.
Thirteen was once associated with the Epiphany by Christians, as it is said the child Jesus received the Magi on his thirteenth day of life.

Sikhism According to famous Sakhi(Evidence) or story of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, when he was an accountant at a town of Sultanpur Lodhi, he was distributing grocery to people and when he gave groceries to the 13th person he stopped there because in Gurmukhi and Hindi the word 13 is called Terah, which means yours. And Guru Nanak kept on saying, "Yours, yours, yours..." remembering God. People reported to the emperor that Guru Nanak was giving out free food to the people. When treasures were checked, there was more money than before.

The word "Waheguru" appears only 13 times in Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy scriptures and the eternal Guru.

The Vaisakhi which commemorates the creation of "Khalsa" or pure Sikh was celebrated on 13th of April for many years.

Ik Onkar also looks like 13.

Judaism In Judaism, 13 signifies the age at which a boy matures and becomes a Bar Mitzvah (Age of 12 for Girls, or Bat Mitzvah).
The number of principles of Jewish faith according to Maimonides
According to the Torah, God has 13 Attributes of Mercy
The number of circles, or "nodes", that make up Metatron's Cube in Kaballistic teachings.

Other In Mesoamerican divination, 13 is the number of important cycles of fortune/misfortune (see Trecena).
The number of Norse gods (there were 12) at a banquet that was crashed by the evil spirit Loki (making 13) who killed Baldr with an arrow/spear made out of mistletoe using Hodr, thus marking the beginning of Ragnarok.

Unlucky 13 Main article: Triskaidekaphobia The number 13 is associated with bad luck in some countries, and even has a specifically recognized phobia, Triskaidekaphobia, a word which was coined in 1911. Friday the 13th has been considered an unlucky day since the 1800s, as a combination between an unlucky day, Friday, and the number 13.

Lucky 13 In Sikhism, the number 13 is considered a special number since 13 is tera in Punjabi, which also means "yours" (as in, "I am yours, O Lord"). The legend goes that when Guru Nanak Dev was taking stock of items as part of his employment with a village merchant, he counted from 1 to 13 (in Punjabi) as one does normally; and thereafter he would just repeat "tera", since all items were God's creation. The merchant confronted Guru Nanak about this, but found everything to be in order after the inventory was checked. April 13 also usually turns out to be Vaisakhi every year, which is the Sikh New Year and the major Sikh Holiday.

Several successful athletes have worn the number 13. Alex Rodriguez is said to be one of the most talented baseball players ever; he has also signed the biggest sports contract and wears the number 13. Dan Marino, an American football player known for passing the 2nd most yards in NFL history, wore the number 13, although pundits in the sport have often cited him as the greatest quarterback never to win an NFL championship. Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain wore the number 13 on his jersey throughout his NBA career. Also, FIBA rules require a player to wear the number in international competitions (only numbers from 4 to 15 could be worn, and as there are 12 players, one must wear 13); Chris Mullin, who wore #20 in college and #17 in the NBA, wore #13 for both (1984 and 1992) of his Olympic appearances. Shaquille O'Neal wore #13 in 1996, Tim Duncan wore #13 in 2004, Steve Nash is currently wearing it for the Phoenix Suns, Yao Ming is currently wearing it in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and also Mats Sundin, wears 13 in the NHL. One of Iceland's all time best handball players, Sigurður Sveinsson, wore the number 13 when he played for the national team.

In Italy, 13 is also considered to be a lucky number.

Colgate University also considers 13 to be a lucky number. They were founded in 1819 by 13 men with 13 dollars, 13 prayers, and 13 articles. (To this day, members of the Colgate community consider the number 13 a good omen.) In fact, the campus address is 13 Oak Drive in Hamilton, NY and the all men a capella group is called the Colgate 13.

In tattoo culture, where symbols often represent the opposite of their most obvious meaning,[citation needed] 13 sometimes symbolizes good luck, especially in "old school" style tattoos.

Age 13 It is at this point when a person officially becomes a teenager.
In Jewish tradition a boy becomes bar mitzvah at age 13, when a ceremony is held and the boy reads from the Torah for the first time. Girls may also celebrate their bat mitzvah at age 13 in many Conservative and Reform Jewish congregations.
Youngest age a minor can watch a PG-13 rated movie by the MPAA without the recommendation of parental guidance or parental consent.
Youngest age a minor can rent or purchase a T rated game by the ESRB without parental consent.
Minimum age a person can buy a 13+ rated movie in the Canadian province of Quebec without an adult 16 or older.

In sports There are 13 players in a rugby league team. In rugby union one of the centres, most often but not always the outside centre, wears the 13 shirt

Basketball Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain wore number 13. Three NBA teams, plus the Harlem Globetrotters, have retired his number.

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino wore number 13 for the Miami Dolphins, who retired his number in 2000.

2004-2005 and 2005-2006 NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash wears the number 13.

New York Jets wide receiver Don Maynard wore number 13 for the New York Jets, who retired his number in 1972.

In football (soccer), Kristine Lilly, who made more international appearances than any other player in the sport's history, wore #13 for the USA women's team. A current notable wearer of #13 in football is Michael Ballack, who wears the jersey both for his club Chelsea and the Germany national team, the latter of which he captains.

In Formula 1, no driver has had the number 13 on his car since 1976.

In other fieldsThe number of original colonies the United States was founded from. The original flag had thirteen stars, one for each state. New stars have since been added whenever a new state joins the union, but the idea of adding stripes for new states was soon dropped, so the American flag to this day has thirteen horizontal stripes: six white ones and seven red ones.
In the Great Seal of the United States there are 13 laurel leaves (with 13 berries), 13 arrows, and 13 stars. These form a triangle over the eagle with the number 13 on each point. On the reverse the pyramid has 13 levels. 13 feathers in the wings and tails

13 is repeated 13 times in the great seal

The number of guns in a gun salute to U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps Major Generals, and Navy and Coast Guard Rear Admirals Upper Half.
The original number of members of The Thirteen Club.
The number of loaves in a "baker's dozen"
There are traditionally thirteen steps leading up to a gallows. It is, however, an urban myth that there are thirteen turns in a Rondeau is a poem with 13 lines.
Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with the 13th Legion, marking the beginning of Caesar's civil war and the eventual death of the Roman Republic.
Trece is the Spanish word for thirteen; the number 13 is used to identify members of 13th St Sureños - chicano gang members in the U.S. that identify themselves with la Eme - the Mexican Mafia.
There is a Latin American gang named MS-13.
In the mythology of the television program, Battlestar Galactica, Earth is the 13th colony, lost after humanity left their planet of origin, Kobol, and created the Twelve Colonies
In Thailand, the traditional Thai New Year (Songkran Day) is on April 13th.
13 steps is a paragraph of the Final Document (agreed by consensus) of the 2000 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
In the television series House, a secretive character is nicknamed Thirteen.
The number 1138 (1+1+3+8=13) is scattered through many of George Lucas' films, namely owing to the fact that one of his early films was THX 1138. In fact it is represented in all six of the Star Wars movies.
There are 13 members of Organization XIII in Kingdom Hearts (series) where Roxas is the 13th member of Organization XIII.
In the shojo manga Fruits Basket, 13 members of the sohma family are cursed with the twelve animal spirits of the Chinese Zodiac, plus the cat who was, according to legend left out of the Zodiac.
13 is the number of the French department Bouches-du-Rhône
The Midnighters Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld is a book entirely based on the number 13. All the spells are based on thirteen letter words. The houses all have 13 pointed stars on the doorways. The town where it takes place, Bixby,Oklahoma has thirteen letters.
There are 13 singers in the cancer fundraiser song, Just Stand Up(to cancer).

The number 108

EMRI - Emergency Services
In India 108 (1-0-8) is the telephone number of Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) which provides comprehensive emergency management services for Medical, Police and Fire. As of now, 108 is being used as the toll free emergency number in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttarakhand. However it will soon be adopted by more states across the country.

In mathematics One hundred [and] eight (or nine dozen) is an abundant number and a semiperfect number. It is a tetranacci number.

It is the hyperfactorial of 3 since it is of the form .

108 is a number that is divisible by the value of its φ function, which is 36. 108 is also divisible by the total number of its divisors (12), hence it is a refactorable number.

In normal space, the interior angles of an equilateral pentagon measure 108 degrees each.

There are 108 free polyominoes of order 7.

In base 10, it is a Harshad number and a self number.

Religion and the arts

In Eastern religions & traditions Japa Mala, or Japa beads, made from Tulasi wood. Comprising of 108 beads in total + the head bead. Sacred within Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and connected yoga and dharma based practices.
A mala usually has beads for 108 repetitions of a mantra.
Hindu deities have 108 names. Recital of these names, often accompanied by counting of 108-beaded Mala, is considered sacred and often done during religious ceremonies. The recital is called namajapa.
It is described in the Srimad Bhagavatam that Krishna dances with 108 'Gopis' (cow-herd girls) in His Vrindavan pastimes, and later marries 16,108 wives in His city of Dwarka. Hare Krishna devotees thus hold 108 as a number of great significance.
Siva Nataraja dances his cosmic dance in 108 poses.
The total of all digits of 108 (1+0+8) is 9, which in Hinduism is said to represent the 9 tattvas[citation needed]. If you divide 108 by 2 or multiply by 2 the total of all digits again equals 9.
2^2 * 3^3 = 108 ( (2 * 2) * (3 * 3 * 3) )
The number of sins in Tibetan Buddhism.
In the temple Angkor Wat area there are numerous references to the number 108, which plays a significant role in the symbolism of the structure.
Ananda Coomaraswamy holds that the numerology of the decimal numeric system was key to its inception. 108 is therefore founded in Dharmic metaphysical numerology. One for bindu; zero for shunyata and eight for ananta.
In Japan, at the end of the year, a bell is chimed 108 times to finish the old year and welcome the new one. Each ring represents one of 108 earthly temptations a person must overcome to achieve nirvana.
Zen priests wear juzu (a ring of prayer beads) around their wrists, which consists of 108 beads.[1]
Many Buddhist temples have 108 steps.[1]
Hindu Kshatriya Dhangars have 108 clans. The lineage of these clans is from solar and lunar dynasties. These people like to point out that the diameter of the Sun is nearly 108 times the diameter of the Earth, the distance from the Sun to the Earth is nearly 108 times the diameter of the Sun, and the average distance of the Moon from the Earth is nearly 108 times the diameter of the Moon.
The Eklingji temple complex includes 108 temples within its walls.
In Hindu Astrology there are 12 Rashis or Zodiacs and 9 Planets or Navagrahas. 12 X 9 = 108. There are 27 Lunar mansions or Nakshatras which are divided in 4 Padas or quarters each. 27 X 4 = 108.
There are 108 holy temples of Vishnu.
Sahasranamastotra or Sahasranama (1008 names (List of 10,000 names is given to a rishi called Tandi by Shiva; the rishi gives it to Upamanyu, and the latter to Krsna in an abridged. He gives only one tenth of the names, viz. 1008 names)) has a total of 108 shlokas.
108 signifies the wholeness of the divinity, perfect totality.
The Lankavatara Sutra repeatedly refers to the 108 steps.[2]

Martial arts Marma Adi has 108 pressure points.[3]
The Chinese school of martial arts agrees with the South Indian school of martial arts on the principle of 108 pressure points.[4][5]
108 number also figures prominently in the symbolism associated with Karate, particularly the Goju Ryu discipline. The ultimate Goju-ryu kata, Suparinpei, literally translates to 108. Suparinpei is the Chinese pronunciation of the number 108, while gojushi of gojushiho is the Japanese pronunciation of the number 54. The other Goju-ryu kata, Sanseru (meaning "36") and Seipai ("18") are factors of the number 108.[1]
The 108 of the Yang long form and Wing Chun, taught by Yip Man having 108 movements are noted in this regard.[2]
Several different Taijiquan long forms consist of 108 moves.
Paek Pal Ki Hyung, the 7th form taught in the art of Kuk Sool Won, translates literally to "108 technique" form. It is also frequently referred to as the "eliminate 108 torments" form. Each motion corresponds with one of the 108 Buddhist torments or defilements.

[edit] In literature In Homer's Odyssey, the number of suitors coveting Penelope, wife of Odysseus.
There are 108 outlaws in the Chinese classic Water Margin/Outlaws of the Marsh.
The number of surat al-Kawthar in the Qur'an, the smallest one of the Book.
There are 108 love sonnets in Astrophil and Stella, the first English sonnet sequence by Sir Philip Sidney.
Sonnet 108 by William Shakespeare

[edit] In astronomy 108 Aquarii is a star in the constellation Aquarius
108 Hecuba is a large and bright main belt asteroid. Hecuba orbits within the Hygiea family of asteroids
Messier 108 is an edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major, discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781 or 1782

In other fields The number 108 also stands for October 8th
The year AD 108 or 108 BC
108 AH is a year in the Islamic calendar that corresponds to 726727 CE
Traditionally the Angelus Bell is rung 108 times.
The atomic number of hassium.
Ben Turpin's schtick for taking a fall (similar to Chevy Chase's) was known as a “one-oh-eight" or a "hundred and eight".
Chinese astrology and Tao philosophy holds that there are 108 sacred stars.
There are 540 (108 * 5) doors to the Great Hall of Valhalla in Nordic mythology.
108 Stars is also the name of a group of space pirates who use Tao magic in the anime Outlaw Star.
The number of stitches on a baseball and also the name of a popular baseball magazine.
The number of minutes that cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth during the first manned space flight.
Squaresoft's Final Fantasy Tactics has an accessory called 108 Gems, which cancels various status effects and enhances elemental magic spells.
The number of Mbit/s of a non-standard extension of IEEE 802.11g wireless network using channel bonding.
108 is the name of a community of and for open source developers, created by Red Hat.[6]
The Pokémon Spiritomb seems to be intricately linked to the number 108.
The sum of "The Numbers" in the American TV show Lost (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42). It is also the number of minutes within which these numbers must be entered into the computer and the button must be pushed.
The TV series Cheyenne aired for 108 episodes on ABC from 1955 to 1962
It is part of the Mythology in the videogame The Legend of Dragoon
Konami's Suikoden series always has 108 characters to recruit, called "Stars of Destiny".
108 is the ten code for officer down or officer in danger.
108 (b. 1978) is an Italian artist who uses numbers instead of letters for his name
In Tokko (manga) 108 demons had to be killed in order obtain 108 fragments which could be used to close the demon's portal.
The Stinson 108 was a popular general aviation aircraft
The 108 Mile Ranch Airport or South Cariboo Regional Airport located in British Columbia, Canada
STS-108 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour on December 5, 2001
108 is a band formed in 1991, notable for playing hardcore music infused with the beliefs of the Hare Krishna religion
Radio stations such as Kiss 108 WXKS-FM, Boston, and Rock 108 KEYJ-FM, Abilene, Texas
The 108 Hospital is a hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam
The 108th Division was a formation of the United States Army Reserve following the conclusion of World War II
The meridian 108° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole
The 108th United States Congress met from January 3, 2003 to January 3, 2005, during the last two years of the first administration of U.S. President George W. Bush
The British Rail Class 108 diesel multiple units were built by BR Derby from 1958 to 1961, with a final production quantity of 333 vehicles
The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 (FMVSS 108) regulates all automotive lighting, signalling and reflective devices in the United States
The London Buses Route 108 is a Transport for London contracted London bus route
The Lotus 108 was specially engineered superbike by Lotus engineering for the British cyclist Chris Boardman for the 1992 Summer Olympics
There are 108 cards in an Uno deck.
Is the name of a Tampa, FL brass quintet traveling to Austria in summer 2008 to do a small chamber music tour with the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt.
The "108 Pound Hou" of Zorro in the One Piece Anime is inspired of the number 108 mythology. It referes to the 36 passions of human existence. 5 sens, (Sight Hearing Touch Smell Taste plus 1 spirit) (makes 6); than for each one of these 6, good, bad and neutrality (6 X 3= 18); and beyond that Pureness and Corruption (18 X 2 = 36); and beyond, three phases of existence, past, present and future (36 X 3 = 108).
Arrancar Iceringer's Uña Tirotear, introduced in Hueco Mundo arc of Bleach, can shoot 108 bullets at once.
In Saint Seiya, Hades and Pandora have 108 Specters at their disposal.