The Fabulous Number 5
Have you heard of the Law of Fives? All things happen in Fives, or are divisible by or are multiples of Five, or are somehow directly or indirectly appropriate to Five. Do you doubt this theory? Read on ;)
5s in Math
The number 5 is the 5th Fibonacci number
Five is the only prime number to end in the digit 5
There are 5 Platonic solids:
~Tetrahedron~ four sided object
~Cube~ six sided object
~Octahedron~ eight sided object
~Dodecahedron~ twelve sided object
~Icosahedron~ twenty sided object
There are only 5 possible tetrominoes
(shapes made by joining together four squares)
Phi = 5 ^ .5 * .5 + .5
5s in Science
Almost all mammals, amphibians and reptiles have 5 fingers and/or toes on each extremity
We have 5 appendages from the torso:
Two arms, Two legs, and a Head
There are 5 oceans in the world:
Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern
We have 5 senses:
Sight, Smell, Hearing, Touch, and Taste
There are 5 basic tastes:
Sweet, Salty, Sour, Bitter, and Savory
5s in Religion
There are 5 Pillars of Islam:
The Testimony of Faith, Ritual Prayer, The Paying of Alms, Fasting on Ramadan, and The Pilgrimage to Mecca
The Torah contains 5 books:
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy
There are 5 rivers of Hades:
Acheron, Cocytus, Phlegethon, Lethe, and Styx
There are 5 virtues of Sikhism:
Truth, Compassion, Contentment, Humility, and Love
There are 5 vices of Sikhism:
Lust, Rage, Greed, Attachment, and Ego
5s in Culture
In East Asian tradition, there are 5 elements:
Water, Fire, Earth, Wood, and Metal
There are 5 virtues of Japanese traditional society:
Loyalty, Justice, Compassion, Honor, and Respect
There are 5 stages of grief:
Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance
There are 5 rings in the Olympic symbol representing the union of the five major regions of the world:
Africa, The Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania
In radio communication, the term "Five by five" is used to indicate perfect signal strength and clarity
"To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness."
"It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families."
"There are five things which no one is able to accomplish in this world: first, to cease growing old when he is growing old; second, to cease being sick; third, to cease dying; fourth, to deny dissolution when there is dissolution; fifth, to deny non-being."
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer."
Fun with Five - Websites with lessons on the number 5
- The Story of 5
This activity introduces pupils to the number 5. Pupils follow a character through a story where she finds five of every item. Pupils then learn how to correctly form the number 5, and learn to recognize the number among other symbols through a serie
- The Number 5 - Kindergarten Resources
Printable practice pages for the number 5.
- Number Days for Kindergarten Classes
Activities for learning to recognize, count, write, and understand the number 5.
- Counting by Fives
An interactive math lesson about counting by five.
- Beat the Calculator! - Finding Percentages
Finding 5 percent of a number.
Chanel No 5
Häagen-Dazs had started a sub-brand of all-natural ice cream made with only five ingredients.
They offered seven flavors: Brown Sugar, Coffee, Ginger, Milk Chocolate, Mint, Passion Fruit & Vanilla Bean. Each contains skim milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks, and one ingredient for flavor.
I loved the mint...yum.
Even Wrigley's thinks the Number 5 is Fabulous
"The Future of Gum is 5."
Stick gum that stimulate the senses.
Cobalt - Peppermint sugar free gum that cools down when chewed.
Flare - Cinnamon sugar free gum that heats up when chewed.
Rain - Spearmint sugar free gum that tingles when chewed.
Elixir - Berry sugar free gum
Lush - Tropical sugar free gum
Solstice - Warm and cool winter sugar free gum
Zing - Sour to sweet sugar free gum
Ascent - An escalating wintermint
Photon - A radiant pineapple blend
Beta - A hyper sensorial berry
Prism - An electric watermelon
I've tried Flare and Lush and they are really good! They don't taste like sugar free and they hold their flavor longer than I can chew it. I think 5 is my new favorite gum!
Find out more at 5gum.com.
Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, which is actually September 16.
The 5th of May commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862.
It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla.
5 de Mayo is also celebrated in the United States among the Mexican-American population, especially in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
In the US the celebration is more festive consisting of parades, music, folklore, dances and food.
How to say "Five" in 5 different languages
- Spanish - Cinco
- French - Cinq
- Italian - Cinque
- German - Fünf
- Dutch - Vijf
My personal 5s
My birthday is September 5th
Daughter's birthday is July 7th
Husband's birthday is September 14th
Mother's birthday May 9th
I was married on 1.5.1
(I love 5s and palindromes)
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