So I was in Harris County Criminal Court at Law Number 14 this morning waiting for the judge to return from a long break when I saw this (PDF) on the state’s table for young prosecutors.
This explains some of the objections you hear prosecutors making: they’re choosing at random.
I was amused.
Then I noticed that there were three columns of eight objections each, and I was highly amused.
3*8 = 24 = 5^2-1.