Tuesday, May 19, 2009

look how far we've come

being the mother of all commitment problems, i never thought i'd stick with this blog long enough to get to a hundred posts. but i guess i've proved myself wrong. remember back in elementary school when you would celebrate the 100th day of school by counting to 100, making a chain with 100 links, bringing 100 objects to class... yeah this'll be something like that:

100 is:
the number of years in a century.
how old a centenarian is.
the number of US senators.
the number of subunits into which many of the world's currencies are divided.
the number of tiles in a standard Scrabble set
the dollar bill with Benjamin Franklin's portrait.
the American savings bonds with Thomas Jefferson's portrait .
the American treasury bonds with Andrew Jackson's portrait
the police phone number in Greece, India and Israel.
the ambulence and fire fighter phone number in Belgium.
the operator's number in the UK.
the HTTP status code indicating that the client should continue with its request.
how old Abraham was when his son Isaac was born (according to the Bible at least).
the square of 10 .
the basis of percentages (literally "per hundred").
the sum of the first nine prime numbers, as well as the sum of 4 pairs of prime numbers (47 + 53, 17 + 83, 3 + 97, 41 + 59), 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.
an 18-gonal number. It is divisible by the number of primes below it, 25 in this case. But it can not be expressed as the difference between any integer and the total of coprimes below it, making it a noncototient. However, it can be expressed as a sum of some of its divisors, making it a semiperfect number.
a Harshad number in base 10, and also in base 4, and in that base it is a self-descriptive number.
the temperature in degrees Celcius needed to boil pure water at sea level.
the atomic number of fermium.
the number of episodes at which a TV series becomes viable for syndication.
the number of yards in an American football field (not including the end zones).
the number of runs required for a cricket batsman to score a Century, a significant milestone
the record number of points scored in one NBA game, set by Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors on March 2, 1962.
the minimum distance in yards for a Par 3 on a golf course.

the 100 most often misspelled words in english include: acceptable, atheist, believe, calendar, cemetery, foreign, harass, height, jewelry, library, misspell, publicly, questionnaire, recommend, separate, until, vacuum, and weird.

the 100 most iconic internet videos include: charlie the unicorn, where the hell is matt, david at the dentist, leave britney alone, and the star wars kid.

new yorks's 100 most wanted fugitives include: Osama bin Laden, Raul Castro, Michael C. Jameison, Ralph Paladino, and Haddon Miller.

the 100 most likely people to die in 2009 include: Andy Rooney, Tom Sizemore, Senator Robert Byrd, Amy Winehouse, Patrick Swayze, Barack Obama, and Pete Doherty.

the 100 most commonly used english words include: the, of, at , be, there, use, it, word, if, will, to, he, your, them, way, made, said, so, people, part, long, and down.

*You're Still the One - Shania Twain

6 comments:

  1. and also.. poor obama haha i never would have thought he'd be on the list, but i guess it makes sense

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  2. lol thanks... and yeah it's pretty sad bout obama.

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  3. also, because our music choices are so similar, i like to play the guessing game with your lyrics to figure out what song they're from, so thanks for that!

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  4. The ProcrastinatorMay 20, 2009 at 2:06 AM

    ... lemme clarify that, i meant, i purposely ignore the little * you put on the bottom and try to guess on my own

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  5. lool i should hope you ignore the * part when you guess or that would just be sad :P glad to provide entertainment. :)

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