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= 2 x 13
= 5 + 6 + 7 + 8
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet.
Precipitevolissimevolmente with 26 letters is the longest word in the Italian language. It means `as fast as possible'.
December 26 is Boxing Day (except when December 26 is a Sunday).
This net makes an unusual solid with 26 faces and 24 corners. Can you imagine what it looks like?
Henry Dudeney (1847  1930) was an ingenious inventor of mathematical problems. This is his Heptagon Puzzle which is quite difficult to solve.
Using the numbers from 1 to 14 place a different number in every circle so that the three numbers along every side add up to 26.