Monday, September 04, 2006

More 43 Stuff *go figure*

The Church of England has 43 cathedrals: Birmingham, Blackburn , Bradford, Bristol, Bury St. Edmunds, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chester, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Guildford, Hereford, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norwich, Oxford, Peel, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Ripon, Rochester, St. Albans, Salisbury, Sheffield, Southwark, Southwell, Truro, Wakefield, Wells, Winchester, Worchester, and York.

343 NYC firemen died on 9/11/01 attempting to save lives after the attacks.

"The loudest noise in the world, is forty-three thousand silent New Yorkers" - Andre Agassi, August 31, 2006. His last game was September 3, 2006.

The best XM radio station is channel 43, XMU, which plays indie rock (according to the people who matter).

Right Turn, Left Turn by Reinhard Staupe is a card game with 7 Traffic Officer cards and 43 directional cards. See a review here.

Forty Three Kix allows you to get movie showtimes from your mobile phone for just the charge of a text message. Send your text message to 43549 (43KIX) after you set up an account that picks the city for which you want the movie times.

Lyndon B Johnson was chosen by his fellow Democrats to be the minority leader in 1953. He became the youngest man ever named to the post, and guess what, he was 43.

Dr. Jeremiah Cummings, former member of theNation of Islam and former member of the singing group Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, says that after a 43 day fast God filled him with the Holy Spirit and then he ". . . went back into the Quran and saw Jesus as the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God, the Virgin Birth."

The Congressional Black Caucus currently has 43 members of which forty are members of the House of Representatives, two are delegates in the House, and one is a member of the Senate.

The 43rd United States Congress was a meeting of the United States national legislature, comprised of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875, during the first two years of the second administration of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. The main peice of legislation from this Congress was the Civil Rights Act of 1875 which guaranteed that everyone, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, was entitled to the same treatment in "public accommodations" (i.e. inns, public conveyances on land or water, theaters, and other places of public amusement).

43 is the number of times Danny croaks "Redrum" before his mother wakes up and Jack starts to break into the apartment in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.

43 is the number of distinct types of cheese requested in Monty Python's Cheese Shop sketch.

The official countdown clock starts at 43 hours before a launch of the Space Shuttle.

George H. W. Bush's nickname for his son George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, is 43.

Gimli the Dwarf kills 43 enemies at the Battle of the Hornburg in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. It was changed from the 42 originally stated in The Lord of the Rings book.

Madonna's song "Hung Up" peaked at number 1 in 43 countries.

The nine guests at a curry restaurant in Rowan Atkinson's classic Indian Waiter stand-up comedy sketch order 43 poppadoms.

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