Talk:16 (number)

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  • What is the point in this page - it is, and as far as I can see always will be, a purely dictionary-definition page
What is the point in Wikipedia? After seeing what just happened to lower numbers, it would surprise me if not interesting facts about sixteen may spring up.
That said, I agree that number articles really only need to be created for interesting numbers. The English language numerals stop at twenty - that would seem like a suitable limit. -- Egil 11:47 Apr 10, 2003 (UTC)
You can prove by contradiction that there are no uninteresting numbers. Suppose that x is the largest interesting number, then by definition x+1 is the smallest uninteresting number. But then x+1 is interesting by being the smallest uninteresting number. Therefore, by contradiction, there are no uninteresting numbers. Enjoy! -- Ams80 22:00 Apr 10, 2003 (UTC)
Invalid proof! Suppose 9 is uninteresting but 10 is the largest interesting number, then you say 11 is the small uninteresting... but 9 is less than 11! (but yes the proof could be made to work.) Pcb21 11:41 13 Jun 2003 (UTC)
I think numbers have as much need for definition and explanation as any other item in Wikipedia. IanUK 18:02, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
I believe looking at the page now it is far more than a dicitionary definition page. *smiley face* EchetusXe (talk) 18:16, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

hip hop song[edit]

so where exactly could we get a citation for "sixteen is slang for hip hop song"? Numerao 21:12, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

RE Netherlands ages You can't buy weed or watch porn in the Netherlands till you're 18.

me the song[edit]

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"Minimum age at when its legal to have sex"?[edit]

What does this mean? The age at which it's legal to have a gender? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Klaws (talkcontribs) 19:07, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

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--JeffGBot (talk) 19:13, 1 June 2011 (UTC)


I doubt the claim that "16" is used to refer to the Belgian government in the same way that "10" is used to refer to the British goverment.

To begin with, the analogy is faulty. In the UK, the term "Number 10" is sometimes used to refer to the Prime Minister's office or the British goverment, not just "10". Furthermore, I cannot find any reference to this in the corresponding fr.Wikipedia article. It's possible the fr.Wikipedia guidelines for number articles are significantly different from "our"s, but this suggests a potential problem. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 20:35, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

If you listen to Belgian radio everyday you will hear journalists in the news say "le 16" to refer to the Belgian government. For example I remember after the last election constantly hearing speculations about "who will go at the 16". Look at this link: This is the official website of the Chancellery of the Belgian Prime Minister, and they themselves call it "le 16". We can add this link as a reference in the article if you want, and I have no problem with adding it to the French language article. Understand that in French you often say "le" in front of a number if you refer to the number of a house in a street. (talk) 10:49, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
That seems acceptable. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 18:56, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

I am Flemish and I have never heard of 'le 16'. So maybe interesting to specify the fact that this is only used in the French part of the country? Or am I wrong on this part? - Oct 5, 2015


Is it true that all adult rights are granted at the age of 16 in the Netherlands? - Oct 5, 2015

No, I removed that statement. Thanks, Gap9551 (talk) 15:25, 5 October 2015 (UTC)