December 15, 2006

In Honor of our 100th Post...

One hundred is also:
-The number of years in a century
-A 100 year old person is known as a centenarian
-The number of pounds in an American short hundredweight
-The number of subunits into which many of the world's currencies are divided; for example, one euro is one hundred cents and one Pound Sterling is one hundred pence
-The number of verses in the pop song 99 Bottles of Beer
-The denomination of the U.S. hundred-dollar bill with Benjamin Franklin's portrait; the "Benjamin" is the largest U.S. bill in print
-The denomination of American savings bonds with Thomas Jefferson's portrait
-The denomination of American treasury bonds with Andrew Jackson's portrait
-The number of tiles in a standard Scrabble set
-In Greece, India and Israel, 100 is the police telephone number.
-In Belgium, 100 is the ambulance telephone number.
-In United Kingdom, 100 is the operator telephone number
-"The First Hundred Days" is an arbitrary benchmark of a President of the United States' performance at the beginning of his term
-The number of poems in the Japanese poetry anthology Hyakunin Isshu
-The record number of points scored in one NBA game, set by Wilt Chamberlain on March 2, 1962
-100 is the atomic number of fermium, an actinide
-100 degrees Celsius is the boiling temperature of pure water at sea level
-One hundred is the square of 10 (in scientific notation it is written as 102). The standard SI prefix for a hundred is "hecto-".
-It is the sum of the first nine prime numbers, as well as the sum of two prime numbers (47 + 53), and the sum of the cubes of the first four integers (100 = 13 + 23 + 33 + 43). Also, 26 + 62 = 100, thus 100 is a Leyland number.
-100 (one hundred) (the Roman numeral is C for centum) is the natural number following 99 and preceding 101.
Thanks to our friends at Wikipedia for the content of this post.
Do you have any "100" that we should add?

2 comments:

Mom in MI said...

I have one ...in 50 years your dad will be 100!!!! :) Mom in RC

Dad in mi said...

That was not nice. I have one...in 90 years you will be hosting your 100th annual "It's A Wonderful Life" party.
How did the 10th annual party go?
Don't be expecting snow here for Christmas...the outlook is bleak.
Have a nice week.