|Cardinal||one hundred forty-three|
(one hundred and forty-third)
|Factorization||11 × 13|
|Divisors||1, 11, 13, 143|
143 is the sum of seven consecutive primes (11 + 13 + 17 + 19 + 23 + 29 + 31). But this number is never the sum of an integer and its base 10 digits, making it a self number.
Every positive integer is the sum of at most 143 seventh powers (see Waring's problem).
143 is the difference in the first exception to the pattern shown below:
In the military
- United States Air Force 143d Airlift Wing airlift unit at Quonset Point, Rhode Island
- USS Arcade (AM-143) was a United States Navy minesweeper ship during World War II
- USS Clermont (APA-143) was a United States Navy Haskell class attack transport during World War II
- USS Fiske (DE-143) was a United States Navy Edsall class destroyer escort during World War II
- USS General H. B. Freeman (AP-143) was a United States Navy General G. O. Squier transport ship in World War II
- USS Magistrate (SP-143) was a United States Navy Magistrate class patrol boat
- USS Yarnall (DD-143) was a United States Navy Wickes class destroyer during World War I
- USS Neosho (AO-143) was a United States Navy Neosho-class fleet oiler during the Cuban Missile Crisis
- Vickers Type 143 was a British single-seat fighter biplane in 1929
- London Buses route 143 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London
- Air Canada Flight 143, landed at Gimli, Manitoba Air Force Base after gliding 80 miles (130 km) after running out of fuel on July 22, 1983
- Philippine Airlines Flight 143 exploded prior to takeoff on May 11, 1990, at Manila Airport
- Bristol Type 143 was a British twin-engined monoplane aircraft of the Bristol Aeroplane Company
- British Rail Class 143 diesel multiple unit, part of the Pacer family of trains introduced in 1985
- East 143rd Street–St. Mary's Street station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway
- 143rd Street station on Metra's SouthWest Service in Orland Park, Illinois
- 143 (film), a 2004 Indian film
- Musicians Ray J and Bobby Brackins wrote the song "143"
- On Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: "Transformations", 143 is used to mean "I love you". 1 meaning I for 1 letter, 4 meaning Love for the 4 letters, and 3 meaning You for the 3 letters. Reportedly, Fred Rogers maintained his weight at exactly 143 pounds for the last thirty years of his life, and associated the number with the phrase "I love you"
In popular culture
- A popular pager number to communicate "I love you"
In other fields
143 is also:
- The year AD 143 or 143 BC
- 143 AH is a year in the Islamic calendar that corresponds to 760 – 761 CE
- 143 Adria is a large main belt asteroid
- 143 Records label of producer David Foster, a sub-label of Atlantic Records
- Psalm 143
- Sonnet 143 by William Shakespeare
- Slovenia ranks #143 in world population
- The 143, in South Africa, refers to the 143 conscientious objectors who publicly refused to do military service in the Apartheid army in 1988.
- The song “143” by Musiq
- The song “Flying Dream 143” by Elbow
- The atomic number of Unquadtrium, a temporary chemical element
- List of highways numbered 143
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 143
- United States Supreme Court cases, S3XiFi3D 143
- Hattikutur, Mangkesh. "15 reasons Mr. Rogers was best neighbor ever." http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/07/28/mf.mrrogers.neighbor/ Mental Floss/CNN. 28 Jul 2008.
- Nan Cross: Supported men resisting apartheid conscription Sunday Times (South Africa), 2007-07-22, accessed 2009-01-05.
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