22

22 is the natural number following 21 and preceding 23.

It is a pentagonal number and a centered heptagonal number. When cutting a circle with just six line segments, the maximum number of pieces that can be so created is 22, thus 22 is a central polygonal number.

22 divided by 7 approximates the irrational number π, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

It is the atomic number of titanium

There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet

There are 22 chapters of the Revelation of John in the Bible

Psalm 22 (22nd in the Book of Psalm in the King James Bible), described by the New American Standard Bible as the “A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise”, is the Psalm to which the crucified and dying Jesus makes reference, citing its first verse in Aramaic (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34)

Psalm 118 verse 22 contains all 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet and is dead center of the Bible.

In the divinatory tarot, there are 22 major arcana cards. These cards are numbered 0-21, so it is a matter of interpretation whether The Fool or The World is card number 22. The latter card is almost always associated with hard workers, a red-gold colour, and a rose-gold gemstone. The digital root of the 22 is the 4, which is the number of hard work.

22 is the jersey number of Mark Ingram, sophomore running back from Alabama, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2009, becoming the Crimson Tide’s first ever Heisman winner. Coincidentally, he did so the same year Alabama won it’s 22nd SEC title.

In rugby union, the “22” is a the line in each half of the field which is 22 metres from the respective try line. It has significance in a number of laws particularly relating to kicking the ball away.

22 is the number of players on the field in a soccer match.

The jersey number 22 has been retired for NBA players Clyde Drexler, Elgin Baylor and Dave DeBusschere.

The length of a cricket pitch is 22 yards.

In Australian rules football there are 22 players on each team, comprising a starting 18, and 4 bench players.

“22” is a common name for the .22 calibre .22 Long Rifle cartridge.

It is the number of the Bill Davis Racing Toyota driven by Dave Blaney

“22” was the number of Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren-Mercedes in 2008 and is the number of Jenson Button’s Brawn-Mercedes in 2009, both winning the drivers’ championship that year.

In Jay-Z’s song “22 Two’s”, he rhymes the words: too, to and two, 22 times in the first verse.

Lily Allen has a song titled “22” from her album It’s Not Me, It’s You.

The Norwegian electronica project Ugress uses 22 as a recurring theme. All four albums features a track with 22 in the title.

The typical (minimum) number of episodes in a season for a television program broadcast on a major American network is 22.

There are 22 stars in the Paramount Films logo.

The typical length of a half hour sitcom not including commercials is 22 minutes.

22 is the designation of the USAF stealth fighter, the F-22 Raptor.

f/22 is the largest f-stop (and thus smallest aperture) available on most lenses made for single-lens reflex cameras

In French, “22” is used as a phrase to warn of the coming of the police (typically “22, v’là les flics !”, “22, here come the cops!”)

It is the number of the French department Côtes-d’Armor

The Titanic was traveling at a speed of 22 knots before it crashed into an iceberg.

In bingo, 22 is referred to as ‘Two Little Ducks’

I turn 22 today.

2 thoughts on “22

  1. Well….there you are: in the very center of your life. You own your happiness….and only you are able to take the wise decitions to find it succesfully…May the Lord have a place in your toughts an in your heart, so that he can guide you through all yor precious life!

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