Interesting Facts about the #7

Staff Report / UAF Sun Star
Nov. 8, 2011

The seven wonders of the ancient world are:
– Great Pyramid of Giza
– Hanging Gardens of Babylon
– Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
– Statue of Zeus at Olympia
– Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
– Colossus of Rhodes
– Lighthouse of Alexandria

There are seven continents in the world.

There are seven colors of the rainbow.

There are seven days in a week.

A ladybug commonly has seven spots

Almost all mammals have seven cervical vertebrae

The number of rows in the periodic table is seven.

The neutral pH value that lies between acidity and alkalinity is seven.

Seven is also the number of major stars in the constellations Big Dipper and Orion.

In the NHL, MLB, and NBA, the maximum number of games played in a playoff series is seven.

Seven is the number of main islands of mythological Atlantis.

Cibola was one of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold the Spanish thought existed.

Seven is one of two single-digit numbers that has two syllables, the other being zero.

The opposite sides of a die cube always add up to seven

In the Harry Potter series of novels by J.K. Rowling, seven is said to be the most powerfully magical number.
-There are a total of seven books in the series
-Ginny Weasley is the seventh child and only daughter of the Weasley family
-Harry Potter was born in July, the seventh month of the year
-Wizarding students must complete seven years of school at Hogwarts
-There are seven secret passages in Hogwarts
-Seven is also the number on the back of Harry Potter’s Quidditch robes
-Professor Moody was also hidden in a chest with an underground cubby, which was locked with seven locks
-In Quidditch each team consists of seven players
-Lord Voldemort succeeded in splitting his soul into seven parts


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