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IN SCIENCE The atomic number of carbon The number of carbon atoms and carbon-carbon bonds in benzene The number of known quarks The number of tastes in traditional Indian Medicine called Ayurveda. They are: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. These tastes are used to suggest a diet based on the symptoms of the body.
IN MUSIC The number of strings on a standard guitar The number of basic holes or keys on most woodwind instruments (e.g., pennywhistle, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon). These holes or keys are usually not given numbers or letters in the fingering charts “Six geese a-laying” were given as a present on the sixth day in the popular Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” The number of completed symphonies by Peter Tchaikovsky and Bohuslav Martinů The number of Brandenburg Concertos of Johann Sebastian Bach The concerti grossi Opus 3, organ concertos Opus 4 and Opus 7 (each) by Georg Frideric Handel The number of string quartets of Béla Bartók The name of the second album by Mansun released in 1998. It takes its name in part from the main character in the television series The Prisoner, and from A. A. Milne’s poetry book, Now We Are Six.