Wednesday, December 6, 2006



19 is a prime number.

19th Nervous Breakdown was a hit for the Rolling Stones in 1966. It reached No 2 in both the UK and USA charts.

Paul Hardcastle's 19 was a No1 chart hit in the UK in 1985. Although it was about the American war in Vietnam, the single only reached No 15 in the USA charts.

The Nineteen Propositions were demands put to Charles I by Parliament in 1642 intended to limit the power of the Crown. The king's rejection of them led to the English Civil War and his execution.

To talk `nineteen to the dozen' is to talk `the hind legs off a donkey' or to talk `a blue streak'.

In the game of cribbage 19 is an impossible hand.


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