According to David Wells in The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers, 39 is the smallest mathematically uninteresting number.
The sum of five consecutive primes (3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13) and the sum of the first three powers of 3 (31 + 32 + 33).
The atomic number of yttrium
In the title of the John Buchan novel and subsequent films (one by Alfred Hitchcock), The Thirty-Nine Steps
The code for international direct-dialed phone calls to Italy
I-39 is the designation for a US interstate highway from Normal, Illinois to Wausau, Wisconsin.
I-39 is the 39th shortest of the primary "two digit" Interstates.
The eternal age of comedian Jack Benny, and many other people as they grow older
The traditional number of times citizens of Ancient Rome hit their slaves when beating them, referred to as "Forty save one"
Japanese Internet chat slang for "thank you" when written with numbers
"'39" is a track on Queen's album A Night At the Opera. If the tracks on Queen's original studio albums are numbered in sequential order starting with their first, "'39" does in fact fall in the thirty-ninth position
"39" is a song by The Cure on their album "Bloodflowers"
39 cents was the cost of First Class US postage stamps (first ounce) from Jan. 8, 2006 to May 14, 2007
The duration, in nanoseconds, of the nuclear reaction in the largest nuclear explosion ever performed (Tsar bomb)
The number of Scud missiles which Iraq fired at Israel during the Gulf War in 1991
World War II broke out in Europe on September 1, 1939
Pier 39 in San Francisco
At age 39:
Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong became the 1st person to set foot on the moon
Charles Goodyear led the way to the effective use of rubber
Jimmy Connors reached the U.S. Open semifinals
Joseph Smith Jr. and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated
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