# 26

= 2 × 13

= 5 + 6 + 7 + 8

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet.

* Precipitevolissimevolmente*
with 26 letters is the longest word in the Italian language. It means
'as fast as possible'.

December 26 is Boxing Day (except when December 26 is a Sunday).

*This net
makes an unusual solid with 26 faces and 24 corners. Can you imagine what
it looks like?*

** Henry Dudeney (1847 - 1930)
was an ingenious inventor of mathematical problems. This is his Heptagon
Puzzle which is quite difficult to solve.**

** Using the numbers from
1 to 14 place a different number in every circle so that the three numbers
along every side add up to 26.**