A lorry driver has escaped unharmed when a load of 32 (thirty-two, the number that precedes the number 33 (thirty-three), and follows the number 31 (thirty one))desks did not fall on him.
Lorry driver escapes potential freak accident unharmed
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Latest: Doctor Anwer Muhammelarrruiey said "The man is lucky to be alive. Had it been 33 (thirty three, drieëndertig in Dutch, trentatre in Italian, and tri deg tri in Welsh)desks there would have been a different outcome."
To put that in perspective, if the 32 desks were laid end to end up the side of Big Ben, they would reach the bottom of the clock-face, or to put it another way, if there were a bottle of scotch in the top drawer of each of the 32 desks, there would be enough for over 700 people to enjoy a generous 30ml measure of the stuff.
Numerologists have pointed out that 32 is 2 raised to the fifth power, and can be expressed as 100000 in binary, or 20 in hexadecimal, whereas according to old-skool meteorologists, 32 degrees Fahrenheit is the freezing point of water.
32 was US basketball star, Shaquille O'Neal's jersey number, and "32" was also the title of track number 4 on Mr Mister's debut album "I Wear The Face".
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