Fascinating Facts About Numbers: 15

atkins bookshelf triviaWhether you like math or not, numbers are unavoidable. They are everywhere; each day we are bombarded with phone numbers, addresses, bills, clocks, watches, price tags, and so forth. Numbers also show up in names of companies and products (eg, Heinz 57, Century 21,  3M, 7-11) and phrases (eg, Catch 22, behind the eight ball, cloud nine). Perhaps it is their ubiquitous presence that makes trivia about numbers so fascinating. Here are fun facts about the number 15 in quotations:

Johann Goethe: “After 15 minutes nobody looks at a rainbow.”

Ernest Hemingway: “I have drunk since I was 15 and few things have given me more pleasure.”

Andy Warhol: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”

Jose Ortega y Gasset: “A revolution only lasts 15 years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation.”

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For further reading: The Book of Numbers by Tim Glynne-Jones (2012)

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