Thanks, Taral. Always fun to learn something new - or to have something clarified. But I should have checked online before hand.
Let's see if I can find a website that has accurate science facts ...
Along with atomic number 43, atomic number 61 is the only atomic number smaller than 83 who's Chemical Element (Promethium) is not stable.
In Humans 61 codons specify individual amino acids. (Again, as I feel I can no longer trust my school textbooks, I'm trying out a new website, which I've not yet confirmed to be completely accurate, and these are from that site - though I have found other sites that back these facts up: The genetic code = 64 combinations of triplet nucleotides.
61 codons for amino acids and 3 codons for stopping synthesis., and wikipedia of all places for the former).
61 is the international dialling code for Australia.
The sum of the first 13 digits of pi is 61.
On the 61st day of the normal year, Theodor Seuss Geisel, author of Dr Seuss, was born in 1904.
On the 61st day of the leap year, Chopin was born in 1810.
The average gestation period for dogs is 61 days.
The official length for an ince hockey rink must be no more than 61 metres.
In 61 AD - London is sacked during a rebellion led by the Iceni tribeswoman, Boudica (not to be pronounced 'Boadicea'). In the same year, her rebellion was crushed, and her most likely killed.
I am a Star Wars fan. That doesn't mean that I hate or love Jar Jar. That doesn't mean I hate or love Lucas, or agree or disagree 100% with him. That doesn't mean I prefer the PT over the OT, or vice versa. That doesn't mean I hate the EU, or even love all of it. These are not prerequisites. Being a man is not a prerequisite. Being a geek is not a prerequisite. The only prerequisite is that I love something about Star Wars. I am a Star Wars fan.