Tag Archives: 10-to-plus10

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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Farm Fresh

In recent years American’s have had an increased interest in the quality of their food.  Farmers markets large and small have sprung up all across the States.  They play a role in creating healthy local economies and vibrant neighborhoods, and offer us a personal connection to the people who grow the produce we eat. According [...]

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Pizza Love

Anyone who has spent time in Italy knows that if you ask for pizza con peperoni, when your order comes out, there won’t be any pepperoni in sight. Rather, you’ll be served a paper-thin, intensely aromatic pizza covered with thick strips of red peppers.  This happened to me on my first trip to Florence.  Seventeen [...]

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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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(M) 59 (& M60)

M59 & M60, which are also known as Messier 59 and Messier 60, are two of four galaxies observed in the Virgo cluster.  Billions (10+12) of stars are in both elliptical galaxies – which are estimated to be about 55 – 60 million light years away (10+23) while the asteroids observed are in our solar [...]

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Powers of 10 workshop kit

We have only about 25 of the free Powers of 10 workshop kits left for schools!  Please email info@eamesoffice.com if you have a class, a school or a teacher in mind to host or lead a workshop.  There are many helpful tips in the workshop booklet that comes with the kit.  If someone asks me [...]

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Plethora of Plastic

A couple of days ago, a friend of mine posted on Facebook a Telegraph article celebrating the ban of plastic water bottles along her favorite stretch of Italian coastline: Cinque Terre. Apparently 3 million (3 x 10+06) tourists have left an average of 2 million (2 x 10+06) bottles a year on these beaches–with 400,000 [...]

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A whole lot of popping going on!

This morning I was leafing through my latest issue of RealSimple and came across a number that, if I weren’t contributing to these Power of Ten blogs, I probably would not have stopped to ponder–let alone jumped up to research further! Factoid: those of us in the U.S. consume 16 billion (1.6 x 10+10) quarts [...]

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