48 is (apparently) ‘a double factorial of 6, a highly composite number. Like all other multiples of 6, it is a semiperfect number. 48 is the second 17-gonal number.’
48 is the smallest number with exactly ten divisors.
48 is the atomic number of cadmium.
There are 48 Ptolemaic constellations.
The prophecies of 48 Jewish prophets and 7 prophetesses were recorded in the Tanakh for posterity.
According to the Mishnah, Torah wisdom is acquired via 48 ways.
Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, sat under a bo tree for 48 days attempting to figure life out. Buddhism was the result.
48 is twice the total number of major and minor keys in Western tonal music (twenty-four), not counting enharmonic equivalents.
Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier is known as The Forty-Eight because it consists of a prelude and a fugue in each major and minor key, for a total of 48 pieces.
There are 48 hours in two days!
48 is the code for international direct dial phone calls to Poland.
Arizona is the 48th state in the Union.
48 is the number of chromosomes apes have.
In the year 48 AD, after the execution of his wife Messalina, the Emperor Claudius received senatorial approval to marry his niece, Agrippina. In Britain, the Iceni revolted against the Roman governor, Publius Ostorius Scapula, but were defeated.
It’s very strange and peculiar. It doesn’t feel right at all. Bizarre, even. Perhaps it's just a dream.
I’m still wondering what I’m going to do with my life when I’m grown up . . .