0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 are the ten numbers that make up every other number! The number three is the third number and also one of the most important. Three is both a prime number and a triangular number and it has a lot of numerological symbolism attached to it.
Three is associated with words like triad, triplet, tern, trio, and trinity. Traditionally, most oaths are repeated three times and there are three parts to a story—the beginning, the middle and the end. Three is also tied into certain sports and games. For instance, in football (called soccer in America) a “hat trick” describes a situation where the same player scores three goals in a row. Likewise, in bowling when a player gets three strikes in a row the achievement is called “a turkey.” In baseball if a player fails to hit the ball after three swings with the bat then they are “out.”
Three can also be an important number in certain outdoors games. For example, a three-legged race is a popular party activity that is run by two people who each have on of their legs tied to their partner's. Three is also important to the measurement system. There are three barleycorns in an inch, three feet in a yard, and three miles in a league.
Below are five facts about the number 3: