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# What interesting facts are there about the number 40?

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The number 40 is the only number, in word form, whose letters are in alphabetical order. It is also used to signify important time periods in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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Noah Shebib, a Canadian music producer, audio engineer and mixer from Toronto, Ontario, is professionally known as "40." Shebib has played an instrumental role in the career of Drake (popular Canadian songwriter, rapper and actor) and is also one of his closest friends. Shebib has produced, co-produced or mixed almost every song in Drake's catalog. He is also co-founder of Drake's October's Very Own (OVO) Label. Noah Shebib started his career as a child actor, first appearing in the "Goosebumps" television series in 1996. As an actor, he is most famously known for his role as one of the lead males in the critically acclaimed "The Virgin Suicides." He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005, at the age of 22.

In Christianity, the phrase "forty days and forty nights" was used as a symbolic representation for the length of time that Jesus Christ fasted during the "temptation of Christ." The temptation of Christ is discussed in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. According to these texts, after baptism, Jesus fasted for 40 days and nights in the Judean Desert.

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