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39 is ...

the atomic number of Yttrium.

the number of activities prohibited on Shabbat, according to Halakha.

the number of defining statements of Anglican Church doctrine, and the number of books in the Old Testament (in the Protestant canon).

a semiprime (the product of two primes, 3 and 13), the sum of five consecutive primes (3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13) and the sum of the first three powers of 3 (31 + 32 + 33).

the age of Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was assassinated, and the age of Neil Armstrong when he became the first human to set foot on the moon.

the duration, in nanoseconds, of the nuclear reaction in the largest nuclear detonation ever performed.

the smallest integer which has three partitions into three parts which all give the same product when multiplied: {25, 8, 6}, {24, 10, 5}, {20, 15, 4}.

according to David Wells in The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers, the smallest mathematically uninteresting number (which, seemingly, makes it interesting).

the number of lashes traditionally given to Roman slaves when beaten, and to persons given punishment by the Sanhedrin.

the number of the 39th shortest of the primary two-digit Interstate highways.

Japanese Internet chat slang for "thank you" when written with numbers.

the age I'll be in a week.



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