Tag Archives: 10-to-plus03

54 (40 or Fight)

54o40′ or fight! In 1844, that was the campaign slogan of James K. Polk that helped him get elected the 11th President of the United States and defeat Henry Clay.  At that time, the Oregon Territory was jointly occupied by both Great Britain and the United States since the Treaty of 1818.  Thousands of American [...]

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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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(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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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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73 (in Ham Radio)

According to ARRL (National Association of Amateur Radio), 73 is known as a “friendly word between operators”.  Because Ham Radio (also known as Amateur Radio) is wireless, the operators are more than just enthusiasts. At local levels (10+3), they offer vital assistance during disasters.  “For instance, it was the Amateur Radio Service which kept New [...]

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74 (calories)

Counting calories!  74 calories equals 1 large egg or 1 medium apple or 1 pink Florida grapefruit or 12 strawberries or 6 breadsticks or 1 cup of blackberries or 2 medium figs.  74 calories also equals 309.616 joules. Both calories and joules are units of energy. “Human beings need energy to survive — to breathe, [...]

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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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80 (Beats at Discover Magazine)

80 Beats/Discover Magazine is an online blog of some exciting, unexpected developments in science including observations of wildlife and articles from science journals.  For example, I just learned that some dolphins protect their snouts with sponges when seeking fish in rocky areas.  And in order to stop blood-sucking, disease carrying mosquitoes, one solution being researched [...]

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