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GuyBarry
1321508.  Fri May 10, 2019 10:59 am Reply with quote

Big Martin wrote:
Rareoldprints.com reference P/5839 is an 1804 aquatint of Bath Old Bridge.


Demolished in 1964 as part of the city's flood prevention scheme, sadly, and replaced with the rather less attractive Churchill Bridge.

And now no sniggering, please, when I tell you that the summit of the Wank in southern Germany is 5840 feet above sea level.

(Instead of the above I considered repeating the claim on a number of "fascinating facts" sites that "5840 people with pillow related injuries checked into U.S. emergency rooms in 1992". However none of them give a source for it, and I've been unable to find one.)

 
Olinguito
1321510.  Fri May 10, 2019 11:20 am Reply with quote

GuyBarry wrote:
The population of Milan, Michigan is 5836. Unlike the similarly named Italian city, it's pronounced "MY-lan", and has been placed at number 2 in a list of America's most commonly mispronounced towns and cities.
I myself mispronounce even the names of well-known US cities for a long time I was pronouncing Seattle and Tucson [ˈsiːtəl] and [ˈtʌksən] respectively!

5841 people died in NHS hospitals in Wales during the first seven weeks of 2018.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43438591

 
GuyBarry
1321532.  Fri May 10, 2019 3:19 pm Reply with quote

The Padovan sequence is similar to the Fibonacci sequence, but each term in the sequence is equal to the sum of the terms two and three places before it. Starting with 1, 1, 1, the sequence proceeds as follows:

1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 16, 21, 28, 37, 49, 65, 86, 114, 151, 200, 265, 351, 465, 616, 816, 1081, 1432, 1897, 2513, 3329, 4410, 5842, ...

(Values from OEIS, which starts the sequence off slightly differently.)

 
Big Martin
1321549.  Sat May 11, 2019 2:05 am Reply with quote

Gloucestershire County Council Heritage Gateway Monument No. 5843 is Cannop Colliery in the Forest of Dean.

 
GuyBarry
1321551.  Sat May 11, 2019 2:34 am Reply with quote

In November 2013, 19-year-old Tyler James persuaded the Toronto Transit Commission to let him have the number identification plate 5844 from one of its subway cars so that he could give it to his grandmother as a gift. The cars were due to be scrapped, and he had had a cherished memory of that plate number ever since he first rode the subway with his grandmother when he was six years old.

 
Big Martin
1321589.  Sat May 11, 2019 1:36 pm Reply with quote

The Guinness World Record for the number of different dishes on display is 5,845 and was set by Kraft Foods Philippines in 2009.

 
GuyBarry
1321611.  Sun May 12, 2019 12:43 am Reply with quote

As of 2014, 1 in 5846 of United States residents had the surname Clay.

 
Big Martin
1321614.  Sun May 12, 2019 1:13 am Reply with quote

The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) V Class locomotives cost 5,847 when delivered from Beyer Peacock in 1932.

 
GuyBarry
1321615.  Sun May 12, 2019 1:51 am Reply with quote

The Sungai Kim Kim river in Johor, Malaysia was the scene of a serious pollution incident this year. The dumping of chemical substances on March 7 caused 5848 people to seek medical treatment after inhaling toxic fumes wafting from the river. The last victim was released from hospital on March 25.

 
Big Martin
1321634.  Sun May 12, 2019 10:17 am Reply with quote

Edison Record 5849 is Camp Songs of the US Army No. 1 from 1918.

 
GuyBarry
1321644.  Sun May 12, 2019 12:54 pm Reply with quote

The attendance at the 38th World Science Fiction Convention, held in 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, was 5850.

 
tetsabb
1321648.  Sun May 12, 2019 1:27 pm Reply with quote

Big Martin wrote:
Edison Record 5849 is Camp Songs of the US Army No. 1 from 1918.


Any butch songs?
🤔

 
Big Martin
1321680.  Mon May 13, 2019 2:32 am Reply with quote

UK sport for employment charity Street League has supported 5,851 young people into work since 2010.

 
GuyBarry
1321681.  Mon May 13, 2019 2:42 am Reply with quote

5852 = 76 x 77, making it a pronic number - the product of two consecutive integers. (Also called "oblong numbers", "heteromecic numbers" or "rectangular numbers".)

 
Big Martin
1321726.  Mon May 13, 2019 12:42 pm Reply with quote

In 2014 the Advertising Standards Authority banned a Wonga advert for implying that a 5,853% interest rate was "irrelevant".

 

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