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Old 02-12-2013, 11:18 PM   #81
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High above the 72nd Street entrance, the figure of a Dakota Indian keeps watch...The tetrahedron is the only convex polyhedron that has 4 faces...The atomic number of argon..Argon is a chemical element with symbol Ar and atomic number 18.. It is in group 18 (noble gases) of the periodic table. Argon is the 3rd most common gas in the Earth's atmosphere, at 0.93% (9,300 ppm)...The number of years in the Saros cycle(period of 223 synodic months) of eclipses of the sun and moon...A shape looking like 18 in Arabic numbers is formed by the lines on the palm of the right hand..The Hebrew word for "life" is חי (chai), which has a numerical value of 18.. Consequently, the custom has arisen in Jewish circles to give donations and monetary gifts in multiples of 18 as an expression of blessing for long life...

The 18-electron rule is a rule of thumb in transition metal chemistry for characterising and predicting the stability of metal complexes..The Dakota, constructed from October 25, 1880 to October 27, 1884, is a co-op apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, at 1 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023. The building is widely known as the home of Beatle John Lennon from 1973 to 1980...The architectural firm of Henry Janeway Hardenbergh was commissioned to create the design for Edward Clark, head of the Singer Sewing Machine Company..In Ancient Roman custom the number 18 can symbolise a blood relative...There are 18 chapters in the Bhagavad Gita, which is contained in the Mahabharata, which has 18 books. The Kurukshetra War which the epic depicts, is between 18 armies (11 on the Kuru side, 7 on the Pandava). The war itself also lasts for 18 days...
A subdivision of the Division of the Missouri, the Department of Dakota was established by the United States Army on August 11, 1866 to encompass all military activities and forts within Minnesota, Dakota Territory and Montana Territory..Holmes took his revolver from his drawer and slipped it in his pocket.. It was clear that he thought that our night's work might be a serious one..There is nothing new under the sun.. It has all been done before... forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet..He who wins a thousand common hearts is therefore entitled to some renown; but he who keeps undisputed sway over the heart of a coquette is indeed a hero..They are given to all kinds of marvellous beliefs; are subject to trances and visions; and frequently see strange sights, and hear music and voices in the air...

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