Sweet 16 Countdown: Day 5 / by Keen Admin

16 Things You Didn't Know About 16

  1. The long-running TV show, Law & Order, takes place in the 16th Police Precinct of New York City. However, there is no actual Precinct 16 in NYC. Numbers jump from 13 to 17.

  2. There are 16 Personality Types. Which one are you?

  3. Shakespeare's 16th Sonnet is about the effects of the passing of time.

  4. 16 is the atomic number of sulfur.

  5. Sixteen is the minimum age for getting an adult job in most states and provinces across the globe.

  6. In college athletics, sixteen has also been retired by the football program of the University of Tennessee for Peyton Manning.

  7. Sixteen, Kentucky is a community in the United States.

  8. Group 16 of the periodic table are the chalcogens.

  9. A sixteen is a slang term for a verse in a hip hop song, which are often written in 16-bar stanzas.

  10. In the story of the Sleeping Beauty, a spell is placed on the princess that when she reaches her 16th birthday, she will "prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel".

  11. Sixteen is the legal drinking age in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Portugal.

  12. Tennessee was the 16th State admitted into the Union.

  13. The 16th Amendment to the Constitution gave the federal government the right to collect income taxes.

  14. The 16th Century was characterized by "the Rise of the West" and colonialism.

  15. "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" is a pop song released in 1961 by Neil Sedaka. It was penned by the team of Carole King and Gerry Goffin. The song reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and no 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

  16. The traditional gift for the 16th Anniversary is silver holloware.
    (But we'll just take $16, thank you.)