The Number of 17
In the UK, the minimum age for taking driving lessons, and to drive a car or a van
“17”, a song by The Smashing Pumpkins from the album Adore
In the Harry Potter universe 17 is the coming of age for wizards. It is equivalent to the usual coming of age at 18
Described at MIT as ‘the least random number’, according to the Jargon File. This is supposedly because in a study where respondents were asked to choose a random number from 1 to 20, 17 was the most common choice.
The number of syllables in a haiku (5 + 7 + 5)
In Italian culture, the number 17 is considered unlucky.
The number to call police in France
Simpsons debuted on the 17th of December 1987
Tsar dynasty is wiped out by the Bolsheviks in Russia on the 17th of July 1918
On January 17th 1929 – Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
The Darkest result in Old Tiffinian 5’s short history
Old Tiffinians V’s 0 – 17 Old WIlIsonians VII