- “Forty” is the only number that is spelt with letters arranged in alphabetical order.
- There used to be two kinds of “hundred”. A short hundred which means 100, and a long hundred which means 120. Source.
- From 0 to 1000, the only number that has the letter “a” in it is “one thousand”.
- The symbol for division (i.e. ÷) is called an obelus. Source.
- It only takes 23 people to enter a room to give you an evens chance that two of them have the same birthday. With 60 people in the room the chances rise to 99 per cent! Source.
- The numbers on opposite sides of a dice always add up to seven.
- A year isn’t exactly 365 days — it’s about 365.242 days! That’s why we have a leap year every four years. Source.
- The average person has 100,000 hairs on their head! Source.
- The fastest gust of wind ever recorded on Earth was 253 miles per hour. This was recorded in 1996 during a tropical cyclone in Australia. Source.
- The longest place name on the planet is 85 letters long and it’s in New Zealand! Taumatawhakatangihanga-koauauotamateaturipukakapikimaung-ahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. Source.

### Bonus fact!

- The deepest place on Earth is the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. It’s 36,201 feet (11,034m) deep. That’s almost seven miles! Source.