Tuesday 21 February 2006


The Pythagorean Theorem employed 24 words; the Lord's Prayer has 66 words; Archimedes' Principle has 67 words; the Ten Commandments have 179 words; the Gettysburg Address had 286 words; the US Declaration of Independence had 1,300 words; and finally the European Commission's regulation on the sale of cabbage: 26,911 words.

Source: Hertford College MCR Bulletin, 6th Week, Hilary term 2006.

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