Tag Archives: 10-to-plus05

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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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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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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82 (million plastic bottles recycled by Nike)

Nike is a company thinking green.  Lorrie Vogel the head of Nike Considered explained to Matthew Wheeland of GreenBiz.com: “For us, it’s about creating closed-loop products, taking materials from an old shoe and an old shirt, grinding it up and turning them into a new shoe, a new shirt.” Many techniques have been put into [...]

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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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87 (percent of Australia’s current electricity demand)

All three major fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) were made over 300 million years ago (10+8) and contain  elements like Carbon and Hydrogen (10-10).  The world’s demand for energy may max out all the coal deposits though there are deposits around the world.  The gathering and burning of coal has also been demonstrated [...]

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96 (Street Station)

Map from SPUI The 96th Street Station opened on October 27, 1904 in New York City.  In April, 2010, about 134,000 trips (10+5) begin or end at the station which means about 67,000 straphangers (10+4) used the new entrance to the 96th Street Station for travel on the 1, 2 and 3 lines.  WNYC News [...]

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97 (percent)

From Reuters on 7/1/11… “Antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care units (ICU) kill 97 percent of bacteria that can cause hospital-acquired infections, according to preliminary results of a multisite clinical trial in the United States. “The study, presented at the World Health Organization’s 1st International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland, [...]

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Moonstruck

(10+9) The moon will appear bigger and brighter tonight than it usual does!! Though it is still over 300,000 km (10+5) up in the sky, it will appear fuller because it will be at perigree which is the nearest point on its elliptical orbit around earth – about 50,000 km (10+4) closer.  Next time there [...]

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