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21 Nov, 14 tweets, 4 min read
De Europese Commissie heeft ‘33’ ministeries. Just saying.
FUN FACTS #33
IN RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY

— The number of deities (gods) in the Vedic Religion is 33.
— The second level of heaven in Buddhism is named Trāyastriṃśa, meaning "of the 33 (gods)."
— The number of incarnations the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara is said to embody

— The divine name Elohim appears 33 times in the story of creation in the opening chapters of #Genesis.

— Lag Ba'omer is a minor #Jewish holiday which falls on the 33rd day of the Omer

#Jesus traditional age when he was crucified and resurrected.

— According to Al-Ghazali the dwellers of Heaven will exist eternally in a state of being age 33.

#Islamic prayer beads are generally arranged in sets of 33, corresponding to the widespread use of this number in dhikr rituals…
…Such beads may number 33 in total or three distinct sets of thirty-three for a total of ninety-nine, corresponding to the names of God.

— Pope John Paul I, the 33-day pope. One of the shortest reigns in papal history, and it resulted in the most recent 3-pope year.

— A religious image of the Virgin Mary from the 18th century is known in Uruguay as "Virgen de los Treinta y Tres" (Virgin of the 33); it was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in his visit to Uruguay in ‘88.
There are several churches dedicated to this Marian devotion, being the…
…most important the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the 33 in Florida, Uruguay.

— There are 33 degrees in Scottish Rite #Freemasonry

— The House of the Temple, Home of The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in…
…Washington D.C., USA has 33 outer columns which are each 33 feet high.

— The Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage visits thirty-three Buddhist temples throughout the Kansai region of Japan.

— Rupes Nigra, a ghost island was described as having a circumference of 33 "French" miles.

IN OTHER FIELDS

— #33, one of the master numbers along with 11 and 22.

— The number printed on all Rolling Rock beer labels.

— Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer used to be advertised as "Blended 33 to 1".

— 33 workers trapped, during the 2010 Copiapó mining accident.

— The namesake of the private club, Club 33, located in #Disneyland

— The 33 Orientales were a group of Uruguay's national Independence Heroes that liberate the country in 1825 from the 🇧🇷 Empire, the name is due for the leaders all 33 Degree #Masons,…
…one of Uruguay's national states and its capital city is named "Treinta y Tres" after them.

— +33 is the prefix for international phone calls to France.

— The modern Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters.

— Georgian is presently written in a 33-letter alphabet
IN SCIENCE #Biology

— The atomic number of arsenic (a chemical element)

— A normal human spine has 33 vertebrae when the bones that form the coccyx are counted individually

— 33 is, according to the Newton scale, the temperature at which water boils.
IN ASTRONOMY 🪐

— Messier object M33, a magnitude 7.0 galaxy in the constellation Triangulum, also known as the Triangulum Galaxy.

— The New General Catalogue object NGC 33, a double star in the constellation Pisces

— The lunar-solar cycle takes 33 years. The lunar year is…
…approximately 354 days, the solar year has 365 days, this means that it takes 33 years for the cycle to return to the original position.

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