There are a number of interesting factoids that relate to the number '18'
There are 18 holes on a golf course. There used to be no rules on the number of holes. But in 1764, the Old Course in St Andrews, in Scotland, the oldest and most famous golf course in the world, cut their 12 holes down to 10, and played eight of those holes twice. In 1857, an 18-hole course was set up, and golf courses around the world followed their lead.
Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 is perhaps the most famous and frequently quoted. It’s the one that starts “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
Mary Shelley was 18 when she wrote the short story which would later become her first novel, Frankenstein.
Koala's sleep for a minimum of 18 hours in a day!
There are 18 players on each team in Australian rules football, making it the sport with the largest number of players per side.
Oh...and today marks the debut of the FYI/ASK 18 month bulletin. Yes, we have been live for a year and a half and still going strong. Download the sheet from the 'About' page now!