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16 (sixteen) is the
natural number File:Three Baskets.svg, Natural numbers can be used for counting (one apple, two apples, three apples, ...) In mathematics, the natural numbers are those numbers used for counting (as in "there are ''six'' coins on the table") and total order, o ...
following
15
15
and preceding 17. 16 is a
composite number A composite number is a positive integer In mathematics Mathematics (from Ancient Greek, Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), mathematical structure, structure (algebra), space (geometry), and calculu ...
, and a
square number In mathematics, a square number or perfect square is an integer that is the square (algebra), square of an integer; in other words, it is the multiplication, product of some integer with itself. For example, 9 is a square number, since it equals ...
, being
4
4
2 = 4 × 4. It is the smallest number with exactly five
divisor In mathematics Mathematics (from Ancient Greek, Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), mathematical structure, structure (algebra), space (geometry), and calculus, change (mathematical analysis, analysis). ...

divisor
s, its proper divisors being , , and . In English speech, the numbers 16 and 60 are sometimes confused, as they sound very similar. Sixteen is the fourth
power of two Visualization of powers of two from 1 to 1024 (20 to 210) A power of two is a number of the form where is an integer An integer (from the Latin wikt:integer#Latin, ''integer'' meaning "whole") is colloquially defined as a number that can b ...
. For this reason, 16 was used in weighing light objects in several cultures. The British have 16 ounces in one pound; the Chinese used to have 16 ''liangs'' in one ''jin''. In old days, weighing was done with a beam balance to make equal splits. It would be easier to split a heap of grains into sixteen equal parts through successive divisions than to split into ten parts. Chinese Taoists did finger computation on the trigrams and hexagrams by counting the finger tips and joints of the fingers with the tip of the thumb. Each hand can count up to 16 in such manner. The Chinese abacus uses two upper beads to represent the 5s and 5 lower beads to represent the 1s, the 7 beads can represent a hexadecimal digit from 0 to 15 in each column.


Mathematics

Sixteen is an even number and a square number. Sixteen is the fourth power of two. Sixteen is the only integer that equals ''m''''n'' and ''n''''m'', for some unequal integers ''m'' and ''n'' (''m'' = 4, ''n'' = 2, or vice versa). It has this property because 22 = 2 × 2. It is also equal to 32 (see
tetration In mathematics Mathematics (from Ancient Greek, Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), mathematical structure, structure (algebra), space (geometry), and calculus, change (mathematical analysis, analysis). ...
). Sixteen is the base of the
hexadecimal In and , the hexadecimal (also base 16 or hex) numeral system is a that represents numbers using a (base) of 16. Unlike the system representing numbers using 10 symbols, hexadecimal uses 16 distinct symbols, most often the symbols "0"–"9 ...
number system, which is used extensively in
computer science Computer science deals with the theoretical foundations of information, algorithms and the architectures of its computation as well as practical techniques for their application. Computer science is the study of , , and . Computer science ...
. Sixteen is the largest known integer n for which 2n+1 is prime. It is first
Erdős–Woods numberIn number theory, a positive integer is said to be an Erdős–Woods number if it has the following property: there exists a positive integer such that in the sequence In mathematics, a sequence is an enumerated collection of objects in which re ...
.


Science

* The
atomic number 300px, The Rutherford–Bohr model of the hydrogen atom () or a hydrogen-like ion (). In this model it is an essential feature that the photon energy (or frequency) of the electromagnetic radiation emitted (shown) when an electron jumps from one ...
of
sulfur Sulfur (in nontechnical British English: sulphur) is a with the  S and  16. It is , and lic. Under , sulfur atoms form cyclic octatomic molecules with a chemical formula . Elemental sulfur is a bright yellow, line solid at . Sul ...

sulfur
*
Group 16 The chalcogens () are the chemical element Image:Simple Periodic Table Chart-blocks.svg, 400px, Periodic table, The periodic table of the chemical elements In chemistry, an element is a pure substance consisting only of atoms that all have t ...
of the
periodic table The periodic table, also known as the periodic table of (the) chemical elements, is a tabular display of the chemical element Image:Simple Periodic Table Chart-blocks.svg, 400px, Periodic table, The periodic table of the chemical element ...

periodic table
are the
chalcogens The chalcogens () are the chemical element Image:Simple Periodic Table Chart-blocks.svg, 400px, Periodic table, The periodic table of the chemical elements In chemistry, an element is a pure substance consisting only of atoms that all have t ...


In technology

* In some
computer programming languages
computer programming languages
, the size in bits of certain data types *
16-bit computing 16-bit microcomputer A microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Modern computers can perform generi ...
* A 16-bit integer can represent up to 65,536 values.


Religion


Hinduism

*Saint
Markandeya Markandeya ( sa, मार्कण्‍डेय)( IAST: Mārkaṇḍeya) is an ancient rishi ''Rishi'' (Sanskrit Sanskrit (, attributively , ''saṃskṛta-'', nominalization, nominally , ''saṃskṛtam'') is a classical language ...
is said to have been granted to live to 16 years of age. When he turned sixteen, the god of death,
Yama Yama(यम) (the last a is silent,in hindi)or Yamarāja(यमराज) is a deity of death, , the south direction, and the who predominantly features in and mythology, belonging to an early stratum of . In Sanskrit, his name can be interp ...

Yama
, came to look for him and fastened a noose around the saint. The saint hugged the idol of lord
Shiva Shiva (; sa, शिव, lit=The Auspicious One, Śiva ), also known as Mahadeva (; ɐɦaːd̪eːʋɐ, is one of the principal deities Principal may refer to: Title or rank * Principal (academia), the chief executive of a university ** Pr ...

Shiva
that he worshipped (which can be still found in the Amritaghateswarar-Abirami Temple in
Thirukkadaiyur {{Infobox settlement , name = Thirukkadaiyur , other_name = Thirukkadavur , nickname = , settlement_type = village , image_skyline = , ...
,
Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu (; ) is a States and union territories of India, state in South India, southern India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Lying in the southern-most part of the Indian subcontinent, Tamil Nadu is bordered by the Indian union t ...

Tamil Nadu
,
India India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: ), is a country in South Asia. It is the List of countries and dependencies by area, seventh-largest country by area, the List of countries and dependencies by population, second-most populous ...

India
.) As the noose was wrapped around both the saint and lord Shiva, this made the lord angry and he appeared in his fierce form and vanquished the lord of death, causing a brief catastrophe in the world where no one died. Eventually, lord Yama was revived and the saint
Markandeya Markandeya ( sa, मार्कण्‍डेय)( IAST: Mārkaṇḍeya) is an ancient rishi ''Rishi'' (Sanskrit Sanskrit (, attributively , ''saṃskṛta-'', nominalization, nominally , ''saṃskṛtam'') is a classical language ...
was made immortal to be of age sixteen forever.


Languages


Grammar

In Spanish and Portuguese, 16 is the first compound number (Spanish: ''dieciséis'', European Portuguese: ''dezasseis'', Brazilian Portuguese: ''dezesseis''); the numbers 11 (Spanish: ''once'', Portuguese: ''onze'') through 15 (Spanish: ''quince'', Portuguese: ''quinze'') have their own names.


Age 16

* Sixteen is the minimum age for being allowed an official beginner's
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with parental consent in many
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U.S.
states and in
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Canada
. In
Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australia (continent), Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous List of islands of Australia, sma ...

Australia
,
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Iceland
,
New Zealand New Zealand ( mi, Aotearoa ''Aotearoa'' (; commonly pronounced by English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon Engl ...

New Zealand
,
Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway,Names in the official and recognised languages: Bokmål Bokmål (, ; literally "book tongue") is an official written standard for the Norwegian language Norwegian (Norwegian: ''norsk'') is a Nort ...

Norway
,
South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the Southern Africa, southernmost country in Africa. With over Demographics of South Africa, 60 million people, it is the world's List of countries by population, 23rd-most ...

South Africa
, and the
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Isle of Man
, it is the age one can begin to get a learner's
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license
. * A " sweet sixteen" is celebrated by many sixteen-year-old girls in the
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United States
. It is a
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celebration that traditionally marks a girl's transition into womanhood. * 16 is the minimum age that one can leave school in many states of the United States and Canada (however, restrictions apply and vary depending on state or province). * In the United States, sixteen-year-old girls earn the right to privacy laws surrounding
OBGYN Obstetrics and gynaecology (British English) or obstetrics and gynecology (American English) is the medical specialty A medical specialty is a branch of medical practice that is focused on a defined group of patients, diseases, skills, or philo ...
practices * In the United States and Canada, 16 is the most common
age of sexual consent The age of consent is the age at which a person is considered to be legally competent to consent to Human sexual activity, sexual acts. Consequently, an adult who engages in sexual activity with a person younger than the age of consent is una ...
, as well as the age in the United Kingdom. * Sixteen is the minimum age to get married, with parental consent in many countries, and without parental consent in
Scotland Scotland ( sco, Scotland, gd, Alba Alba (Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic ( gd, Gàidhlig or Scots Gaelic, sometimes referred to simply as Gaelic) is a Goidelic language (in the Celtic languages, Celtic branch of the Indo-European ...

Scotland
. * Sixteen is the
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in
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Germany
,
Belgium Belgium ( nl, België ; french: Belgique ; german: Belgien ), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe Western Europe is the western region of Europe. The region's countries and territories vary depending on cont ...

Belgium
,
Switzerland , french: Suisse(sse), it, svizzero/svizzera or , rm, Svizzer/Svizra , government_type = Federalism, Federal semi-direct democracy under an assembly-independent Directorial system, directorial republic , leader_title1 = Fe ...

Switzerland
,
Austria Austria (, ; german: Österreich ), officially the Republic of Austria (german: Republik Österreich, links=no, ), is a landlocked Eastern Alps, East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe. It is composed of nine States o ...

Austria
and
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Portugal
. * Minimum age at which one can buy, rent, purchase, buy tickets to, or view a 16+ rated film in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is also the minimum age at which one can accompany a minor under-13 while buying, renting, or purchasing tickets to a 13+ rated movie in the province of Quebec. * Minimum age at which one can donate blood (with parental consent) in many U.S. states * Minimum age at which one can obtain an adult passport (which lasts ten years) in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. * Minimum age at which one can join the
Armed Forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare War is an intense armed conflict between State (polity), states, governments, Society, societies, or pa ...
in the
United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Some prefer to use Britain as shorth ...

United Kingdom
(deployment is only allowed at age 18) * Sixteen is the voting age in
Argentina Argentina (), officially the Argentine Republic ( es, link=no, República Argentina), is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America South America is a continent A continent is any of several large landmasse ...

Argentina
,
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Austria
,
Brazil Brazil ( pt, Brasil; ), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: ), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3.2 million square miles) and with over 211 mill ...

Brazil
,
Cuba Cuba ( , ), officially the Republic of Cuba ( es, República de Cuba, links=no ), is a country comprising the island of Cuba, as well as Isla de la Juventud Isla de la Juventud (; en, Isle of Youth) is the second-largest Cuban islan ...

Cuba
,
Ecuador Ecuador ( ; ; Quechua Quechua may refer to: *Quechua people, several indigenous ethnic groups in South America, especially in Peru *Quechuan languages, a Native South American language family spoken primarily in the Andes, derived from a ...

Ecuador
, the
Isle of Man ) , anthem = " O Land of Our Birth" , image = Isle of Man by Sentinel-2.jpg , image_map = Europe-Isle_of_Man.svg , mapsize = 290px , map_alt = Location of the Isle of Man in Europe , map_caption = Location of the Isle of Man (green) in E ...

Isle of Man
, and
Nicaragua Nicaragua (; ), officially the Republic of Nicaragua (), is the largest Sovereign state, country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the northwest, the Caribbean Sea, Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and th ...

Nicaragua
. * Sixteen is the
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age of majority
in
Cambodia Cambodia (; also Kampuchea ; km, កម្ពុជា, ), officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is in area, bordered by Thailand to Cambodia–T ...

Cambodia
,
Cuba Cuba ( , ), officially the Republic of Cuba ( es, República de Cuba, links=no ), is a country comprising the island of Cuba, as well as Isla de la Juventud Isla de la Juventud (; en, Isle of Youth) is the second-largest Cuban islan ...

Cuba
,
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Kyrgyzstan
, and
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Vietnam
.


In sports

Many leagues and tournaments have 16 teams or individual participants, for example: *
FIFA World Cup The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a played with a between two teams of 11 . It is played by ...
finals from 1934 through 1978 (although for various reasons, only 15 competed in the 1938 and 1950 finals) *
FIFA Women's World Cup The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international association football Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a team sport played with a sphere, spherical Ball (association football), ball between two tea ...

FIFA Women's World Cup
finals from 1999 through 2011 * The season-ending
playoffs The playoffs, play-offs, postseason or finals of a sports league A sports league is a group of sports team A sports team is a group of individuals who play sport Sport pertains to any form of Competition, competitive physical activi ...
in the
NASCAR Cup Series The NASCAR Cup Series is the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is be ...
* The
National League The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, known simply as the National League (NL), is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball Professional baseball is o ...
of
Major League Baseball Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball Professional baseball is organized baseball in which players are selected for their talents and are paid to play for a specific team or club system. It is played in baseball league, leag ...
from 1998 to 2012 *The Amount of games in a
National Football League The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport A team sport includes any s ...
season. In both the
NBA The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball Professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, are sport Sport pertains to any form of Competition, competitive physical activity or game that aims to use, m ...
and
NHL The National Hockey League (NHL; french: Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier p ...
, 16 teams qualify for the respective league playoffs; it is also the number of wins needed to win the title (both leagues have four playoff rounds, with four wins in seven games needed to win each round). In
AFL Women's AFL Women's (AFLW) is Australia's national semi-professional Australian rules football league for women's Australian rules football, female players. The 2017 AFL Women's season, first season of the league in February and March 2017 had 8 teams; ...
, the top-level league of
women's Australian rules football Women's Australian rules football (in areas where it is popular, known simply as women's football or women's footy or women's AFL), is the female-only form of Australian rules football, generally with some modification to the Laws of Australian r ...
, each team has 16 players on the field at any given time (as opposed to the 18 of almost all other competitions in the sport, most notably the parent
Australian Football League The Australian Football League (AFL) is the pre-eminent and only fully professional A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns a living from a specified professional activity. The term also describes the standards of ...
for men).


In other fields

* 16 steps make up the average bar of music in a 4/4 musical arrangement. The
Roland TR-808 The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, commonly known as the 808, is a drum machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument An electronic musical instrument or electrophone is a musical instrument A musical instrument is a device ...

Roland TR-808
, for instance, has 16 buttons that light up representing 16 16th notes making up a drum pattern. *
Sixteen, Kentucky Sixteen is an unincorporated community within Perry County, Kentucky, United States. References

Unincorporated communities in Perry County, Kentucky Unincorporated communities in Kentucky {{PerryCountyKY-geo-stub ...
, a community in the United States * King of France (August 1754 – 21 January 1793)
Louis XVI of France Louis XVI (Louis-Auguste; ; 23 August 175421 January 1793) was the last King of France The monarchs of the Kingdom of France The Kingdom of France ( fro, Reaume de France, frm, Royaulme de France, french: link=no, Royaume de France) w ...

Louis XVI of France
* There are 16
ounce The ounce is the name of several different units of mass Mass is the quantity Quantity is a property that can exist as a multitude or magnitude, which illustrate discontinuity and continuity. Quantities can be compared in terms of " ...
s in an
avoirdupois The avoirdupois system (; abbreviated avdp.) is a measurement system A system of measurement is a collection of units of measurement A unit of measurement is a definite magnitude (mathematics), magnitude of a quantity, defined and adopte ...
pound * There are 16
pawns Pawn may refer to: Places * Pawn, Oregon Pawn was a historic Unincorporated area, unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, Lane County in the U.S. state of Oregon. It lay at the headwaters of the North Fork Siuslaw River, where Sam Cree ...
in a
chess Chess is a board game Board games are tabletop game Tabletop games are game with separate sliding drawer, from 1390–1353 BC, made of glazed faience, dimensions: 5.5 × 7.7 × 21 cm, in the Brooklyn Museum (New Yor ...

chess
set and each player in a
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chess
game starts with sixteen pieces *
The Sixteen The Sixteen are a United Kingdom-based choir and period instrument orchestra; founded by Harry Christophers, they started as an unnamed group of sixteen friends in 1977, giving their first billed concert in 1979. The group performs early Engl ...
is an English choir performing early religious music *In the video game
No Man's Sky ''No Man's Sky'' is an exploration Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information Information can be thought of as the resolution of uncertainty; it answers the question of "What an entity is" and th ...
, 16 is central to the plot as it is the number of minutes before the Atlas simulation resets. *
Sixteen Sixteen or 16 may refer to: *16 (number), the natural number following 15 and preceding 17 *one of the years 16 BC, AD 16, 1916, 2016 Films * ''Pathinaaru'' or ''Sixteen'', a 2010 Tamil film * Sixteen (1943 film), ''Sixteen'' (1943 film), a 1943 ...
is a Polish band that represented
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Poland
in the
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* The
Cadillac Sixteen The Cadillac Sixteen is a concept car A concept car (also known as a concept vehicle, show vehicle or prototype) is a Automobile, car made to showcase new styling and/or new technology. They are often shown at Auto show, motor shows to gauge cu ...
* There are 16 different personality types in the Myers-Briggs classification system * A note played for one-sixteenth the duration of a
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whole note
is called a
sixteenth note Figure 1. A 16th note with stem facing up, a 16th note with stem facing down, and a 16th rest. Figure 2. Four 16th notes beamed together. In music Music is the of arranging s in time through the of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timb ...

sixteenth note
or a semiquaver * In the
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,
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microprocessor ran 16-bit applications *
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, part of
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* The fighter jet, the
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F-16 Fighting Falcon
*
16 mm 16 mm film is a historically popular and economical gauge Gauge (US: , UK: or ) may refer to: Measurement * Gauge (instrument) A gauge, in science Science (from the Latin word ''scientia'', meaning "knowledge") is a systematic en ...
film was originally an amateur
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movie
format, but is now used by professionals * " 16" is a song by American band
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Green Day
* The
M16 rifle The M16 rifle (officially designated Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16) is a family of military rifles adapted from the ArmaLite AR-15 The ArmaLite AR-15 is a select-fire The SIG 550 has four modes: safe (at which the rifle cannot be fired; ...
* The number 16 is the symbol of the Day of solidarity with political prisoners and victims of the Lukashenka regime in Belarus, which is commemorated on 16th of every months by demonstrations and flash mobs worldwide * A sixteen is a slang term for a verse in a hip hop song, which are often written in 16-
bar Bar or BAR may refer to: Food *Bar (establishment) A bar is a long raised narrow table or bench designed for dispensing beer or other alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drinks. They were originally chest high, and a bar, often brass, ran the len ...
stanza In poetry Poetry (derived from the Greek language, Greek ''poiesis'', "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetics, aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre (poetry), ...
s. *
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, a fictional character in the ''Dragon Ball'' manga and anime series * The amount of waking hours in a day in an "8 hours of sleep" schedule * In the story of the
Sleeping Beauty "Sleeping Beauty" (french: La Belle au bois dormant), or "Little Briar Rose" (german: Dornröschen), also titled in English as "The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods", is a classic fairy tale A fairy tale, fairytale, wonder tale, magic tale, fairy ...

Sleeping Beauty
, a spell is placed on the princess that when she reaches her 16th birthday, she will "prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die" * 16 is the number of the French department
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* Many
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s are 16 digits long * There is a
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song titled "Sixteen" on the album ''
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