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The Number 7

The number seven 7 is truly a wonder.

1.  The famous Chinese Landscape Painter, Fan Kuan 范寬 painted the 7-foot tall landscape "Travelers Among Streams and Mountains" or "Travelers Amid Streams and Mountains (谿山行旅)".

Zheng He 郑和 led 7 naval expeditions for the Ming Emperor, Yongle / Zhu Di (朱 棣).

3.  There are 7 Ancient and 7 New Wonders of the World.

4.  One hits the jackpot of some slot machines when one rolls  77777.

5.  The
pH value for a neutral solution is 7.

6.  Snow White met with 7 dwarfs.

7.   There are 7 days in a week. According to the Bible, God rested on the 7th day. By the 7th day, God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the 7th day he rested from all his work.

8.  Job (of the Bible) had 7 sons.

9.  The opposite sides of a dice add up to 7.  1/6  2/5  3/4

10. In the Arabian 1001 Nights, Sinbad went on 7 voyages. An animated movie of the character is titled, "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas".

11. Line 2 of a Haiku poem has 7 syllables. (Traditional haiku has three phrases of 5-7-5 syllables; ie Line 1 and 3 have 5 syllables each.)

12. 7th-Day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of their beliefs.

Food is usually divided into 7 classes - namely: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, fibre, vitamins, minerals and water.

14. Pagodas are towers usually of 7 to 9 stories tall.

15. The Qixi Festival falls on the 7th day of the 7th month of the Chinese Lunar calendar.

16. Jesus proclaimed 7 woes to the religious leaders of his time.

17. The much talked about 7 Deadly Sins are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth.

18. In the Hebrew tradition,
7 is a number that signifies intelligence.

19. The young ones are taught the 7 colours of the rainbow.

20. "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" was, and still is - to some, a popular musical.

21. The 7 continents are Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Antarctica and Australia.

22. The traditional Menorah has 7 branches.

23. J.K. Rowling wrote 7 Harry Potter novels.

24. When one is ecstatically happy, one is said to be on 7th heaven.

25. The number for James Bond is 007.

26. According to the Bible, each of the plagues that God bestowed upon Egypt lasted 7 days.

27. There are 7 stories in the
Patuxai (Victory Gate) in Laos.

28. 7 is the only number between 1 and 10 that when divided by any digit in the same range (other than 7 itself) will not yield an integer. 7 is the only number between 1 and 10 that has no multiple that is an integer in the same range (other than 7 itself).

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