Crazy number crunch

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 March, 2012, 12:00am
 

1 0

Zero was invented by an Indian mathematician around 520 AD. Without zero, life would be more difficult today.

Rajinder Deol

2 2

For every 2 marriages in America, there is a divorce.

Pradyumn Dayal

3 3.14159265...

Pi is a constant used to calculate the area of circles and volume of spheres. It is special because it is an infinite number. Also, did you know Pi day - March 14 - was two days ago?

Janet Tam

4 17

17 is the number on Jeremy Lin's jersey.

Balwinder Singh

5 25

25 years is the life span of a swordfish, which can weigh up to 550kg.

Tayyab Shazada

6 43

43 inches (109cm) is the height of the tallest living dog.

Charlotte Chan

7 53

53 is the number of times Justin Bieber says 'never' in his song Never Say Never.

Henry Lui

8 1,193

1,193 is the number of seats in this year's Chief Executive Election Committee. The media call the election a small-circle game because only 1,193 people will choose the next leader for a city of seven million people.

Jack Sze

9 2,237

It's the number of abductions committed by the Lord's Resistance Army [a militant group in Uganda] since January 2009, according to LRA Crisis Tracker, a website run by Invisible Children and Resolve.

Hudson Hillard

10 21122012 December 21, 2012, is to be our last day on Earth if the Mayan calendar is correct.

Fabienne Chui

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