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'''15''' is the third of the Numbers. Below is a list of appearances on the show, by episode chronology.

15 is a fairly common number, and many of the occurrences could be coincidence.  See article apophenia.

==Occurrences in the show==
===Season 1===

* The Oceanic flight number was 8'''15'''. {{crossref}}
* The nearest town from Ray Mullen's farm was '''15''' kilometers away. {{crossref}}
* Sun-Soo Kwon was instructed by the decorator to walk out of the Sydney Airport '''15''' minutes after the hour. {{crossref}}
* The appointment when Claire wanted to sign the adoption form was at 8'''15'''AM. {{crossref}}
* The number of the safe deposit box that Kate robbed was 8'''15'''. {{crossref}} 
* Boone flew '''15''' hours to rescue Shannon. {{crossref}}
* The copiers that Charlie Pace was trying to sell were model Number C-8'''15'''. {{crossref}} 
* The whiskey bottle that Sawyer and Christian drank from had a number '''15''' on it. {{crossref}} 
* Aisle '''15''' had nerf balls in Locke's store (aisle 8 for regular ones, strange that the balls were kept so far apart). {{crossref}}
* '''15''' years passed between when Kate and Tom Brennan buried the Time capsule and the crash of Flight 815; also, it was buried on 8/'''15'''. {{crossref}} 
* Michael Dawson and Walt’s room number was 8'''15'''. {{crossref}}
* Shannon Rutherford said she didn't want to sit next to a crying baby for '''15''' hours. {{crossref}}
* Raft was '''15''' miles out to sea when they discovered the blip on the radar. {{crossref}}

===Season 2===

* When Jack met Desmond in the stadium, '''15''' could be seen in the seat number in the lowest row of seats (lower-right corner, wide-screen version) when Jack started to run upstairs just before he tripped.
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* Adam Rutherford's time of death was recorded in St. Sebastian Hospital at 8'''15'''. {{crossref}}
*Teresa Cortez's door had "3'''15''' Captain" on it. {{crossref}}
* In Charlie's place, a Drive Shaft "Drive Across America Tour" poster hung for their concert on 8/'''15'''/2000. {{crossref}}
* Anthony Cooper's safety deposit box was Number'''15'''16. {{crossref}}
* The Blast Door map featured the expression "√16. √64. √225" beneath The Flame which evaluates to 4, 8, and 15. {{crossref}}
* According to the driver's license found by Sayid, the Henry Gale (original)'''15''' Walnut Ridge Rd. {{crossref}}
* '''15''' people started helping Bernard build the SOS sign, before the numbers dwindled. {{crossref}}
* One of the LAPD cars had the number '''15''' on it. {{crossref}}

===Season 3===

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* Jack's pager had the time 7'''15'''23 on it. {{crossref}}
* Jae Lee's hotel room number was '''15'''16. {{crossref}}
*4815 can be seen carved into Eko's stick upon close examination. {{crossref}}
* The issue of ''Playpen'' seen in Sawyer's stash featured a ''''15'''th Annual Girls of Fiji Pictorial'. {{crossref}}
* The delivery man in Desmond's flashback was looking for room 8'''15'''. {{crossref}}
*The photo cart in Desmond's flashback had the number '''15''' on the side of it. {{crossref}}
*The photographer in Desmond's flashback gave him '''15''' quid in change from a 20 quid bill. {{crossref}}
*In Enter 77, when Locke beats the computer in chess, '''15''' pieces are seen on the board.

===Season 4===
*In the orientation video for The Orchid, a rabbit was seen with '''15''' painted on its side. {{crossref}}
* The docket number of Kate's trial was 422318'''15'''. {{crossref}}
* Desmond awoke in Daniel Faraday's Oxford laboratory and said he was in the future for 5 minutes. Daniel said Desmond was catatonic 75 minutes.  The ratio of 75 to 5 is '''15'''. {{crossref}}
* Ben told Locke the combination to the safe behind the picture in his house was 36-'''15'''-28. {{crossref}}
* "Kevin Johnson" pressed the execute button on Michael's bomb when the countdown reached '''15'''; the scene also cuts back to showing the bomb's timer at 8, and again at 4 seconds. {{crossref}} 
*While playing risk, Sawyer rolled 6-6-3 = '''15'''. {{crossref}}
*Hurley ate '''15'''-year-old DHARMA Initiative crackers. {{crossref}}
*Sayid shot a man outside the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute at 8'''15'''. {{crossref}}

===Season 5===
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* The number on Pierre Chang's alarm clock was 8'''15'''. {{crossref}}
* Juliet told Daniel that the Swan was a '''15''' minute walk from the camp. {{crossref}}
* As Sun went down the escalator at the airport, the woman on the intercom mentioned flight 23 to Paris at Gate '''15'''. {{crossref}}
* Jack's cell phone number was 323-555-0'''15'''6. {{crossref}}
* There were '''15''' chocolates in the box that Sun received at her hotel as Kate left. {{crossref}}
* Danielle Rousseau said her team left Tahiti on November '''15th'''. {{crossref}}
* As Eloise Hawking was explaining the origins of the Lamp Post, the camera sweeps over the map of the Pacific, where several numbers are scribbled, including 30' 23' N and '''15'''' 22 E.
* Jack, Kate, Sayid, Hurley, and Ben flew out of gate '''15''' on Ajira Airlines.
* The batch of recruits that Hurley, Jack, and Kate came in on contained '''15''' people in total. (Namaste) 
* LaFleur ordered all personnel to the house that was burning, which was building '''15'''. {{crossref}}
* Miles had '''15''' piercings in his ears and face in a flashback. {{crossref}}

===Season 6===
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*James "Sawyer" Ford was number '''15''' on Jacob's list on the cave wall.
*The adoption agency that Claire visited in the FST was on floor '''15'''. {{Crossref}}
*The law firm that Desmond visited in the FST was on floor '''15''' in the same building as the adoption agency that Claire visited. {{Crossref}}

==''The Lost Experience''==
* 08/'''15''' and 08/16 were the respective dates of the Widmore twins' births in Gary Troup's 'Bad Twin'. {{crossref}}
* Cliff began his search for Zander on April 15th (4/'''15'''). {{crossref}}

==Outside the show and real life occurrences==
* The number of http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkers checkers each side has in the beginning of a http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backgammon backgammon game. 
* In http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis tennis, the number 15 represents the first point gained in a game. 
* The number corresponding to http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil The Devil in http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarot tarot cards. 
* http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15_minutes_of_fame 15 minutes of fame
* In the Damon Lindelof-written comic book ''Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk'', the Hulk is said to have killed 815 people in a New York rampage.
* In Richard Adams' (author of Watership Down) book ''The Plague Dogs'', Snitter was labeled with the number 815 in the Animal Research (Experiments on animals).
* In WikipediaSaturday_Night_Live, when Matthew Fox hosted (WikipediaList_of_Saturday_Night_Live_episodes, December 2, 2006), he said in the elevator scene (called Lost in an Elevator on tviv http//tviv.org/Saturday_Night_Live/Matthew_Fox/Tenacious_D) "I've been married for 15 years".
* Hispanic Girls have quinceneras on their 15th birthday.
* The Hiroshima bomb was dropped at 8'''15''' am.

==References==
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