99 Cardinal ninety-nine Ordinal 99th
Numeral system 99 Factorization Divisors 1, 3, 9, 11, 33, 99 Roman numeral XCIX Binary 11000112 Octal 1438 Duodecimal 8312 Hexadecimal 6316
99 is the sum of the cubes of 3 consecutive integers:
- 99 = 23 + 33 + 43
- The atomic number of Einsteinium, an actinide, is 99
In the National Hockey League, 99 has been the only number retired league-wide as of 2011, for Wayne Gretzky. The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings, the two teams for which he played the bulk of his NHL career, have separately retired the number in his honor.
- The highest jersey number allowed in most major league sports, uniform numbers are limited to 2 digits.
99 is the NBA record for Most Free Throw Attempts in a 7-game series, set by Elgin Baylor of the Los Angeles Lakers in 1962. In the fictional film Major League, Charlie Sheen's character wore the Cleveland Indians #99 uniform.
In rugby union, the 99 call was a strategy devised by British Lions captain Willie John McBride during the squad's tour to South Africa. On a call of "99", each Lions player was expected to physically attack the nearest Springbok; this was a pre-emptive strategy against the Springboks' perceived strategy of physical intimidation.
- 99 is a common price ending in psychological pricing (e.g., $1.99 as opposed to $2.00)
- 99 Names of Allah, the names or attributes of God in the Qur'an
- In The Mighty Ducks, Adam Banks wears the number 99.
- In the United Kingdom and Ireland, a '99' is an ice cream cone with a Cadbury's chocolate flake pressed into the ice cream such that roughly half the flake is visible.
- Agent 99 on the TV show Get Smart, played by Barbara Feldon.
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