39 Fun Facts About the Number 39

In honor of my 39th birthday, here are 39 fun facts about the number 39:

  1. 39 is the natural number following 38 and preceding 40.
  2. 39 is an odd number.
  3. 39 is a composite number.
  4. 39 is a deficient number.
  5. 39 is an evil number.
  6. 39 is a perfect totient number.
  7. 39 is a Perrin number.
  8. 39 is a Størmer number.
  9. The 4 factors of 39 are 1, 3, 13, and 39.
  10. The square root of 39 is about 6.44998.
  11. 39 is the twelfth distinct semiprime number.
  12. 39 is the sum of consecutive prime numbers.
  13. 39 is the sum of the first 3 powers of 3.
  14. 39 is the smallest natural number which has three partitions into three parts.
  15. The F26A graph is a symmetric graph with 39 edges.
  16. 39 is the number of mentions of work or labor in the Torah.
  17. “39” is a track on Queen’s album A Night At the Opera.
  18. 39 is the atomic number for yttrium.
  19. The Messier object M39 is a magnitude 5.5 open cluster in the constellation Cygnus.
  20. The New General Catalogue object NGC 39 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Andromeda.
  21. “39” is a song by The Cure on their album Bloodflowers.
  22. 39 is the number of statements on Anglican doctrine.
  23. 39 is the actual number of lashes given by the Sanhedrin to a person meted the punishment of 40 lashes.
  24. 39 is the number of categories of activity prohibited on Shabbat according Jewish religious law.
  25. There are 39 books in the Old Testament according to the Protestant Canon.
  26. Roman Emperor Titus Flavius was born in the year 39 A.D.
  27. The Roman numeral for 39 is XXXIX.
  28. There were 39 signers of the United States Constitution.
  29. James Earl Carter, Jr. was the 39th president.
  30. I-39 is the U.S. Interstate Highway from Normal, Illinois to Wausau, Wisconsin.
  31. 39 is Japanese Internet chat slang for “thank you” when written with numbers (3 is “san”, 9 is “kyu”).
  32. In Afghanistan, the number 39 is considered unlucky, due to the belief that it is associated with pimps.
  33. “The Thirty-Nine Steps” is the title of a John Buchan novel and several subsequent films.
  34. 39 is the number of the French department Jura.
  35. Pope Anastasius I was the 39th pope.
  36. North Dakota was the 39th state to be admitted to the Union.
  37. 39 is the calling code assigned to Italy.
  38. 39 is the retired jersey number of former baseball player Roy Campanella.
  39. 39 in binary is 100111.

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