Tag Archives: 10-to-plus08

Turkey Talk

National Geographic gives us food for thought on Thanksgiving: “Some 242 million turkeys [10+08] were raised in the U.S. in 2010 for slaughter, down 2 percent from 2009′s total, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Last year’s birds were worth about U.S. $3.6 billion [10+09]. About 46 million turkeys will [...]

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The Gifted Eye

Thanks to Convery Optometrists for these interesting facts. Our eyes have more than 2 million working parts (10+06). The average person blinks 12 times per minute (10+01), which is about 10,000 times per day (10+04), and roughly 3,650,000 times each year (10+06). Our eyes can process 36,000 bits of information every hour (10+04), 864,000 bits [...]

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Let’s Cozy Up—All 7 Billion of Us

China may abide by a “one-child” policy, but that hasn’t slowed down the rest of the world.  According to a recent  New York Times article, UN demographers announced that, as of November 1, there are 7 billion of us walking the globe (10+09). Overpopulation is in full force. It’s a vast world, but we’re bumping [...]

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Socialnomics

According to Erik Qualman’s Socialnomics video, social media isn’t a fad, but a fundamental shift in our way of communicating and doing business that’s here to stay.  If you haven’t seen Socialnomics before, then click here now.  Qualman reports some staggering statistics: “Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30 years old” and “96% [...]

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Your Morning Cup

My mother raised me to believe that coffee is the elixir of life. Apparently, the world is in agreement with her. According to coffee-statistics.com, as of 2011, coffee shops represent the largest growing segment of the restaurant business (they currently have an annual growth rate of 7%). Around 115 million bags of coffee are produced [...]

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(Heinz) 57 (Ketchup)

Some fun Powers of 10 in Heinz 57 ketchup trivia! “Over 650 million bottles (10+8) of Heinz Ketchup are sold around the world in more than 140countries (10+2), with annual sales of more than $1.5 billion.” (10+9) “Heinz sells 11 billion single-serve packets (10+10) of ketchup per year around the world.” “Ketchup exits the iconic [...]

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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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(Element) 94 (and the future of the Space Age)

11.09.1967 Brazil, Atlantic Ocean, Africa, Sahara and Antarctica seen from Apollo 4 Image from NASA Element 94 on the Periodic Table is Plutonium. (10-12) “The isotope 233Pu was used in the American Apollo lunar missions to power seismic and other equipment on the lunar surface.”  On page 37 of NASA’s Fiscal Year 2010 -Performance and Accountability [...]

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What other planets could be out there like earth?

Yesterday during the LIFE show in the Planetarium at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the narrator spoke of the exciting, new discovery of other possible worlds by the Kepler Telescope! In Time online, there is an article titled ‘Kepler Finds a Swarm of New Worlds.’ At the top of the article, there is [...]

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Graphene – Very Promising Form of Carbon

In the Powers of Ten film, the carbon atom itself is first seen at 10-10 at the outer electron shell and at 10-14 the nucleus is seen. Today we know that inside the atom the quark and the electron are the smallest known particles at 10-18. That’s roughly like if the quark and the electron [...]

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