Number 46

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[Biology]  The number of chromosomes in each human cell, half passed down from mother, half from father.


[Calendar]  The concept of leap year was first introduced in the Julian calendar, first decreed by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. to reform the Roman calendar. 90 days were also added to the year 46 B.C. from November to February. Then the first leap year was 45 B.C.

 

[Calendar]  Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) is 40 weekdays (not counting Sundays) before Easter, (or 46 days totally, if counting 6 Sundays). 

 Easter day is canonically the first Sunday after the 14th day of the lunar month (the nominal full moon) that falls on or after March 21st (the vernal equinox, nominally).

 

[Chemistry]  The atomic number of Palladium (Pd).

 

[History]  Oklahoma became the 46th state of the U.S. on 16 November 1907.

 

[Math.]  465 = 205,962,976 = (2+0+5+9+6+2+9+7+6)5

             468 = 20,047,612,231,936 = (2+0+0+4+7+6+1+2+2+3+1+9+3+6)8.

 

[Math.]

23×64 = 1,472 = 32×46

23×96 = 2,208 = 32×69

64×69 = 4,416 = 96×46.

 

[Movie]  Name of TV show/series or movie: “Code 46”.

 

[Phone]  International telephone dialing code for Sweden.

 

[Tech.]  The “number system” code of an EAN-13 barcode for Russian Federation’s products.

 

[Sport]  The loft angle of iron golf clubs is increased by 4o from the vertical, from 2-iron to 9-iron; for pitching wedge is 52o and sand wedge 58o.

2-iron: 18o         3-iron: 22o     4-iron: 26o      5-iron: 30o

6-iron: 34o         7-iron: 38o     8-iron: 42o      9-iron: 46o.

 

43 & 46

[History]  The 43rd U.S. President: George Walker Bush (Republican, Texas, 2001-2009).

His Vice President, Richard Bruce Cheney (Wyoming), was the 46th U.S. Vice President.