Over the ages, people have attributed many facts to numbers.

19 Noteworthy 

Over the ages, people have attributed many facts to numbers.

Numerology, superstition, important dates, and so many other things cling to various numbers, which in some cases gives them great significance!

Today let’s take a look at nineteen fun facts about the number 19!

The number 19 is the eighth prime number. Prime numbers are special mathematical numbers that can only be divided by themselves of the number one.

In 1966 the Rolling Stones wrote a hit song called “19th Nervous Breakdown.” This wildly successful song ranked second place on both US and UK charts.

The atomic number for the chemical element potassium is 19. It belongs to the first group on the periodic table of elements and the other alkali elements such as sodium and lithium. At room temperature, potassium has a dull silvery white appearance and can be cut easily with a knife.

The number 19, when in the form of Roman Numerals, is written as XIX, which is a palindrome (something that reads the same when read backward). It’s also the largest of the prime numbers that are a palindrome when written as a Roman numeral.

The 19th card of the Major Arcana tarot cards is referred to as The Sun. Within tarot card reading, this joyful and cheery card adds an element of positivity to the reading. It’s connected with success, happiness, and freedom.

The popular East Asian board game Go (also known as i-go in Chinese, or baduk in Korean) is played on a 19 by 19 square grid. The board itself is called the goban, and the game is played with 180 white and 181 black pieces. Go is a highly complex game that requires great strategical skills. The game itself was invented some 4,000 years ago, making it the oldest board game in the world.

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