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86 (number)

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86 (eighty-six) is the natural number following 85 and preceding 87.
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89
List of numbersIntegers
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
1, 2, 43, 86
Roman numeral

[edit] In mathematics
86 is a nontotient, a noncototient, a happy number, and a self number. It appears in the Padovan sequence, preceded by the terms 37, 49, 65 (it is the sum of the first two of these).
86 is a repdigit in base 6 (222).

[edit] In astronomy
Messier object M86, a magnitude 11.0 lenticular galaxy in the constellation Virgo
The New General Catalogue object NGC 86, a galaxy in the constellation Andromeda
The Saros number of
the solar eclipse series which began on 70 BC April 6 and ended on 1193 May 2. The duration of Saros series 86 was 1262.1 years, and it contained 71 solar eclipses.
the lunar eclipse series which began on 75 BC July 13 and ended on 1224 August 30. The duration of Saros series 86 was 1298.1 years, and it contained 73 lunar eclipses.

[edit] In other fields
Eighty-six is also:
The common name of the car Toyota Trueno GT-Apex (AE86), flagship car of Initial D
The year AD 86, 86 BC, or 1986.
the atomic number of radon
the model number of F-86 Sabre and Ilyushin Il-86 aircraft
the numerical representation of a "lock-out" protective relaying function used in electrical circuit protection schemes.
the model number of CPM-86 operating system
part of the model number of the X86 microprocessors
generally used in restaurant or food service environments when a specific item is no longer available. For example, "86 baked haddock", or "the mussels have been 86'ed", or in a bar when you may have drunk too much and can never come back.
used as a verb, to "eighty-six" means to "ignore" or "get rid of". The first recorded usage of this term occurs in the mid-1930s. Suggested theories of the origin of this usage include (in no particular order):
Possibly a reference to article 86 of the New York state liquor code which defines the circumstances in which a bar patron should be refused service or "86ed".
Another theory has it that this is rhyming slang for "nix." However, if so, it would be a wholly American origin, and thus would be unusual for rhyming slang.[1]
Others have suggested that this usage originated from the famous Delmonico's Restaurant in New York City, as item number 86 on their menu, their house steak, often ran out during the 19th century. However, there is no recorded usage of this term in the nineteenth century.
Another explanation is that Chumley's, which was a famous 1900s New York speakeasy, is located at 86 Bedford St. During Prohibition, an entrance through an interior adjoining courtyard was used, as it provided privacy and discretion for customers. As was a New York tradition, the cops were on the payroll of the bar and would give a ring to the bar that they were coming for a raid. The bartender would then give the command "86 everybody!", which meant that everyone should hightail it out the 86 Bedford entrance because the cops were coming in through the courtyard door.
The term came into popular use among soldiers and veterans to describe missing soldiers as 86'd. Rather than describe buddies missing in action, it was slang to describe the MIA as being AWOL, therefore violating UCMJ Sub Chapter X Article 86.
Another explanation is the possibility of a simple variation of the slang term deep six, which has identical meaning, and is simply meant to describe the approximate depth of water needed for a burial at sea.
One possible origin is the public outdoor observatory on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, the site of more than 30 suicides.
Another origin related to the Empire State Building is the fact that all the elevators stop at the 86th floor. Hence, everyone had to leave. The building opened in 1931, apparently a few years before the term became popular.
For many baseball fans, the most popular if misplaced reference was born of the 1986 playoff debacle for the Boston Red Sox. Game 6 and (eventually) the World Series slipped through the glove of first baseman Bill Buckner in the bottom of the 9th inning. The Sox didn't recover from the letdown in time for Game 7 and the New York Mets took the '86 crown. With Red Sox fans long considering the team to be cursed from trading Babe Ruth for cash and the 1986 World Series representing the closest shot the team had at winning the World Series in decades, the term '86 took on the meaning of "not happening."
On the PBS show Cooking Under Fire, when a Contestant is eliminated, the judge tells them they're "86'd."
The punk rock band Circle Jerks have a song titled "86'd (good as gone)" on the album Wild in the Streets.
The band Project 86 based it's name on the usage of being 86'd.
The novel Eighty-Sixed by David B. Feinberg details life as a gay man during the AIDS epidemic in 1980s New York City.
In the TV series Get Smart, the principal character Maxwell Smart was also known as Agent 86.
American rock band Green Day has a song called "86".
The number of the French department Vienne
The designation of two highways named Interstate 86, one in Idaho and the other in Pennsylvania and New York.
The code for international direct dial phone calls to China
One of five ISBN Group Identifiers for books published in Serbia
Used to refer to the popular Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno
On the Fox website for Hell's Kitchen, each contestant's picture has "86'd" overlaid on it when the contestant is eliminated.
The character Chick Hicks from the movie Cars is a stock car whose number is 86. The number refers both to movie creators Pixar's founding year, as well as his overtly aggressive and dangerous driving style (see use of 86 as a verb, above).
The Federal law was amended in 1986 to begin Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday in April.
The Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years in 2004, and lost it with bad luck in 1986.
The streets in Flatbush, Brooklyn end at Gravesend with 86th Street.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade in NYC ended on 86th Street.
New York City's Pier 86 is the site of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, now a Sea, Air, and Space Museum.
The Statue of Liberty was completed in 1886.
The HBO television series, The Sopranos, aired for 86 episodes.
Secret Agent Man starring Patrick McGoohan ran on CBS for 86 episodes
Mickey Rooney appeared in the movie Night at the Museum (2006) at age 86
Elvis 86 screen font
J. L. Hunter "Red" Rountree was believed to be the world's oldest known bank robber, turned to crime in 1998 at age 86.
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