Tag Archives: 10-to-plus02

(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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(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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70 (th birthday speech by Mark Twain)

In 1905, a special celebration at Delmonico’s in New York was given in honor of Mark Twain’s 70th birthday (10+2).  Twain gave a speech explaining some of his rules to successfully live to three scores and ten! “I have achieved my seventy years in the usual way: by sticking strictly to a scheme of life [...]

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72 (ppi for posting an image on the web)

On a trip, you take many photographs (10+3) on your digital camera.  You can delete the bad ones (10+2) and download the good ones (10+2) onto your laptop.  Then you decide to post one image (100) on the web. 72 ppi (pixels per inch) is still the standard size for posting an image on the [...]

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76 (dB)

Making noise!  Decibels (or dBs) are how sounds are measured usually on a range from 0 dBs to 120 dBs. A whisper would be about 30 dBs. 75 -80 dBs would be the sound that an air conditioner or vacuum cleaner would make.  A  subway train would be about 100 dBs. Exposure to sound levels [...]

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81 (degrees)

To see 81 degrees from different powers of 10: 1) Temperature  (10+2) 81 degrees Fahrenheit = 27.2 degrees Celsius 2) Global location (10+7) 81 degrees longitude (vertical line) = 81 degrees west of the Prime Meridian (Greenwich, England) 3) Weather (10+4) The dewpoint is always the same as the temperature or lower. During a heat [...]

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(19)84

1984 by George Orwell Many of the key elements and themes in George Orwell’s classic book can be viewed as expanding and contracting powers of 10: ~ Futuristic society (10+2) ~ Big Brother/Totalitarian state (10+5) ~ Thought police (10+4) ~ Thoughtcrime by the individual (100)

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(14)85

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was interested in developing ways for humans to be able travel through the air like a bird. He started to make drawings for an ornithopter about 1485.   The ornithopter is designed as a human powered machine whose wings flap like a bird or bat.  In NASA’s History of Flight, da Vinci’s [...]

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(18)86

In 1886, which is one hundred and twenty-five years ago (10+2),  Vincent Van Gogh (1853-90) goes to Paris to stay with his brother Theo who introduces him to the work of Claude Monet and other Impressionists.  He studies how to bring more light and color into his own paintings of the city landscape around him, [...]

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(8/8/)88

On 8/8/88, it was the first night baseball game for the Cubs at Wrigley Field.  (10+2)  Princess Beatrice was born to the Duke and Duchess of York in England and her sister Eugenie was born two years later to the day. (10+1) The opening of the Olympics in Beijing began at 8:08:08pm on 8/8/8.  (10+7) [...]

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