Once you think about 26...
...you'll start seeing it everywhere. (You can thank me later.)
Levi found this in Donald E. Westlake's The Hot Rock:
"The number 26 lit over the door, and the elevator came to a stop."
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And Dizzyhead Bill writes in:
Your request for 26 significa led me to the WikiPedia page for 26. The two highlights, for me:
Scoring 26, by hitting 20, 50, and 1, is a "joke throw" in darts that "usually results in sneers or laughter from the audience."
A Rubik's Cube can always be solved in 26 moves or less.
How numinous is that?