Monthly Archives: August 2011

60 (Foot-pounds = 81 Newton meters)

When leading Powers of 10 workshops, something that you quickly become aware of is how everything is quantified – speed, height, width, energy, weight, length, area, distance…  As global communication increases between nations (10+4), and individuals (100), conversions are made in order to make sure everyone is speaking fluently about the same piece of information.  [...]

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(0.) 61 (m/s)

Did you know that the speed of sound can change with a change of temperature? From Charles E. Speak’s Introduction of Sound, “…the speed of sound increases approximately 0.61 m/s (61 cm/s or 2 ft/s) for each 1° C increase in temperature…” At NASA’s Dynamics of Flight, there are some helpful diagrams explaining how sound [...]

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62 (degree egg)

The 62 degree (Fahrenheit) egg has become popular with some chefs – the egg being cooked more slowly at a lower temperature creates a different texture in the egg.  And it reminds me of the delicious dishes that Kai Loebach created for the celebration of 10/10/10 at the Eames House – where he created food [...]

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(YSI) 63

“The YSI 63 measures pH, conductivity, salinity and temperature with a single probe to depths up to 100 feet.” (10+2) As the use of natural resources like water continues to grow globally, YSI (Yellow Springs Instrument Company from Ohio) has developed more ways to monitor and analyze water quality in order to know what is [...]

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(Crayola) 64 (Box)

In 1903, Binney & Smith offered Crayola crayons in the following 8 colors (10+ 1):  Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Red, Violet and Yellow.  In Crayola Chronology, you can see how the number of colors have increased, how the names of some colors have changed, and how some colors are voted out of the box [...]

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65 (flavors from spice plants)

Here are 65 spice plants that add zesty flavors to our daily meals: Allspice, Anise, Basil, Bay Leaf, Caper, Caraway, Cardamom, Celery, Chervil, Chives, Chile, Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut, Coriander, Cresses, Cumin, Curry, Dill, Epazote, Fennel, Fenugreek, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Juniper, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Grass, Lemon Verbena, Licorice, Lime, Lovage, Mango, Marjoram, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Olive, [...]

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(10)66

Almost one thousand years (10+3) ago, Halley’s comet was seen shortly before the Battle of Hastings in 1066.  William of Normandy was the victor and crowned King of England.  The series of events that led to the success of the Norman invasion are recorded in the Bayeux Tapestry including Halley’s comet a billion kilometers (10+12) [...]

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(Expo) 67

How does a country celebrate its 100th birthday? It has a very big birthday party and hosts an international exposition. That’s what Canada did with Expo 67 which had over 50 million visitors (10+7) to Montreal, Quebec from April 28 to October 27, 1967. “The Theme of Expo 67 was inspired by the philosophy of [...]

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(Gene ID: 13) 68

Googling “1368″ in order to doublecheck more details about when Zhu YuanZang became the first ruling Emperor Hong Wu of the Ming Dynasty(1368 – 1644 AD) about 1,000 years ago (10+3) in China, I came across Gene 1368 and the NCBI. NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) is a center for research at a molecular [...]

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(MS-) 69

Usually we think of a grading system of 1 to 100 but not coin collectors.  When collecting pristine, unblemished coins like a Silver Eagle dollar or a penny, a designation like MS-69 (Mint State – 69) is very, very good but MS-70 is the best!  Below is the grading scale from the United States Mint [...]

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