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Why are there 37 numbers on European roulette wheels?

36 is a Highly Composite Number: A highly composite number is a positive integer with more divisors than any smaller positive integer has. 36 can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, and 18. This ...
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What was the ethno-linguistic makeup of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth?

It was very diverse. It contained Poles (who spoke Polish), ancestors of modern Ukrainians and Belarussians (who spoke in various dialects, which later became Ukrainian and Belarussian languages), ...
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Why are there 37 numbers on European roulette wheels?

The single 0 style roulette wheel was introduced in 1843 to compete against other casinos double 0 style roulette wheel that has existed at least since 1794. Other versions had 70 (Biribi), some had ...
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What was the ethno-linguistic makeup of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth?

Here is what New World Encyclopedia states, shortly after the Truce of Deuolino (1619): 4,5m Poles 3,5m Ukrainians 1,5m Belarussians 0,75m Lithuanians 0,75m Prussians 0,5m Jews 0,5m Livonians ...
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Why are there 37 numbers on European roulette wheels?

Perhaps a bit of historical context might help clarify the mystery, by comparing its numerical choice, to that of other games of chance ? Though currently revered as constituting primarily a game of ...
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What is the original source of this 16th century image of a French town holiday with musicians in a tree?

According to this source, it is an oil painting titled "Fête populaire autour d'un arbre" from 1560 (Popular celebration around a tree) being shown at the Musée Carnavalet, Histoire de Paris....
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