70 Years and More

This month on the blog we’ve been inspired by the Platinum Jubilee and our Queen’s 70 years on the throne, so, we’re looking at all things 70.

Apparently, the energy presented by the number 70 is perceptive and wise which seems just about right for someone who has reigned for 70 years. Just for fun here’s a list of interesting facts about the number 70.

  1. In the Bible, Seventy has a sacred meaning that is made up of the factors of two perfect numbers, seven (representing perfection) and ten (representing completeness and God’s law).
  2. In history, Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD
  3. Surprisingly, some languages do not have a specific number for 70, as anyone who speaks French or at least learned it at school will know, the French for 70 is soixante-dix “sixty-ten”; and in Danish halvfjerds, short for “three and a half score”.
  4. In law, copywrite expires after 70 years
  5. In sport, in Olympic archery, the targets are 70 meters from the archers
  6. A game of hockey lasts for 70 minutes
  7. 70 is the maximum speed limit on British roads
  8. 70% of fresh water comes from Antarctica
  9. In the past, people were thought lucky if they lived 3 score years and 10.
  10. Winston Churchill was 70 years old in 1945 when he led the United Kingdom to victory in World War II
  11. Golda Meir became prime minister of Israel at the age of 70
  12. Ronald Reagan turned seventy years old just seventeen days into his first term as President of the United States and became the first septuagenarian to head the White House
  13. And last but not least, the Queen has visited over 100 countries in her 70 years as Monarch, including Canada 22 times – more than any other country in the world –  and France 13 times – more than any other country in Europe. 

We hope you all enjoyed the Platinum Jubilee celebrations and enjoyed reading our list of 70 facts.

Right now, we’re off to clean 70 bins, listen to 70’s music whilst we drive to our destination, and eat 70 KitKats, on the way, well maybe not the last one.

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