Dear Kid,

It’s the 14th in honor of which I present 14 (more or less) facts about the number fourteen.

Facts about the number 14. DearKidLoveMom.comFourteen is the number of forgetfulness.

Huh? Who knew there had to be a number for forgetting?

In Tarot, the number 14 represents temperance, reasonableness, and self-control. Unless you forget.

A sonnet is a fourteen line poem.

Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States 1853 – 1857. The entire world has forgotten.

There are 14 pounds in a stone and 14 days in a fortnight. Unless you use the stones to build a fort. In a night.

A cuboctahedron is a solid with 14 sides. It has six squares and eight equilateral triangles.

Vermont became the 14th state in 1791.

In hexadecimal, 14 is represented as E.

In binary, it’s 1110.

The moon waxes for fourteen days and then wanes for fourteen days. Wax on; wax off. Sonnets have been written about the moon. Generally not in binary.

Fourteen is the atomic number for silicon and the (approximate) atomic weight of nitrogen.

In China, the number 14 is unlucky. A fact best forgotten. Unless you’re in China.

In golf, a player can have no more than 14 clubs in the bag.

Seriously, forgetfulness has a number?

Love, Mom