33 Fun Facts About The Number 33

Number 33 facts



Is 33 your favorite number? If so, you’ll be delighted to know that there are plenty of interesting facts associated with it!

From numerous studies discovering something related to the number 33 to words that contain 33 letters, your curiosity is sure to be satisfied.

With that said, here are the 33 facts about the number 33:

In mathematics, the square root of 33 is irrational because its decimal is non-repeating.

Scholars state that Jesus Christ was 33 when he died after being crucified in Jerusalem. His death occurred during AD 33 on April 3 at 3 PM.

The 33-33-33 macro split is a diet that divides calorie consumption into 33% portions of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

The 33-33-33 rule is also used in personal finance, suggesting that a person’s monthly income should be divided equally between needs, wants, and savings.

A 2012 study from a British social networking site found that 70% of respondents over 40 didn’t find true happiness until age 33. The respondents claimed that happiness at this age comes from being fulfilled with their profession and having a support system.

There’s a manifestation method based on the law of attraction wherein you write down your affirmations 33 times for three days to attract what you want into your life.

On Good Friday, 2019, a Filipino devotee of Jesus Christ named Ruben Enaje was nailed to a cross for the 33rd time. He said that he does this tradition as a form of thanking Jesus Christ after he survived a near-death experience in 1985.

‌Amazingly enough, there are words that contain 33 letters! Some examples are cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrenes and phosphoribosylformylglycinamidine.

Regarding languages, there are 33 letters in the Russian alphabet. Meanwhile, there are 33 consonants in the modern Khmer language of Cambodia.

A 2020 study by Bupa Health with over 2,000 respondents also found that people aged 33 are more motivated and determined to achieve their goals, claiming that ambition and drive peak at this age.

There’s a scale model of the Eiffel Tower in a theme park just outside of Paris that stands 33 feet (10 meters) tall — the real height of the Eiffel Tower is 1,083 feet (330 m).

The country code of France is +33.

There are 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Watsky, a San Franciscan rapper, live-streamed a record-breaking 33-hour freestyle rap session in 2020 to raise funds for his band, fans, and struggling musicians who need financial support.

On December 5, 2009, Joey Motsay of the United States broke the world record for the longest skipping rope marathon with a 33-hour session!

Researchers at the University of Michigan found that eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches could actually add 33 minutes to your life!

In 2013, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., sold the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet, a 17th-century Persian rug, for a whopping $33 million!

Some great NBA players that wore the number 33 are Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Scottie Pippen. Speaking of Larry Bird, McDonald’s made a commercial with him in 1993 to introduce a burger called Big 33.

On December 9, 2004, NBA player Tracy McGrady of the Houston Rockets scored a whopping 13 points in 33 seconds to make a comeback win against the San Antonio Spurs.

Meanwhile, in the NHL, Chicago Blackhawks player John Marks scored two goals within the first 33 seconds against the Philadelphia Flyers in 1975, setting a new record for the quickest two goals.

Infants born at 33 weeks are called moderately preterm babies.

Here’s a tongue twister associated with the number 33: The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.

Jeff Bezos was just 33 when he became a millionaire.

A man in California named Gregory Foster set a Guinness World Record on September 17, 2022, for the fastest time to eat 10 Carolina Reaper peppers by doing it in 33 seconds.

The number 33 is powerful in numerology because it’s a combination of the two other master numbers: 11 and 22. Numerologist claim that people with the master number 33 in their name or birthdate have innate leadership qualities.

Seven couples in Thailand broke a Guinness World Record for the longest kiss in 2011 on Valentine’s Day by making out for 33 hours straight! The previous record belonged to a German couple who made out for 32 hours in 2009.

The human spine has 33 vertebrae.

The 33rd element on the periodic table is Arsenic, a common metalloid. Arsenic, which can be highly poisonous in larger quantities, is found in many common foods, including apples and rice.

The 33 is a movie that’s based on the true story of 33 miners who were trapped underground in a Chilean mine.

A French postman named Joseph Ferdinand Cheval collected pebbles for 33 years to create Le Palais Idéal (The Ideal Palace) — it’s now a tourist spot in southeastern France.

Researchers from the University of York discovered that 33 milliseconds is enough to form an accurate first impression!

The Fort Sumter flag was a historic United States flag that contained 33 stars and was used at the beginning of the Civil War.

There are 33 species of seals. They’re divided into three main groups: walrus, eared seals, and earless seals.

A banner with the number 33, with party lights in the background.

The number has different meanings and stories to tell.

To some, 33 is considered special due to numerology, history, and sports.

And to others, this number is memorable as it will be an age for reaching goals or achieving success.

Now, how about you? What are the things you think about when you see the number 33?

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Aaron Lao
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