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89 (petals)

Have you tried A Google a Day? Every day there is a question and you will usually need a search engine for the Internet to figure out the answer.  A Google a Day is in some ways like Trivial Pursuit but more importantly it offers a chance to learn more about the world at many [...]

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91 (meters)

There is a 91 meter (almost 10+2) ditch around the circle of massive stones at Stonehenge in England which can be seen in this photograph at National Geographic.  The construction of Stonehenge which began 5,000 years (10+3) ago occurred over 3 phases taking over 1,500 years to complete.   Stonehenge stones were brought to the site [...]

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(1/) 93

1/93 = .0107526 That is a small number but in the world of nanotechnology it would be a giant! Yesterday’s blog was about the idea of exploring outer space – ever bigger powers of 10.  Now the pendulum will swing the other direction.  Tomorrow’s blog will be about exploring the tiny world of nanotechnology – [...]

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(Nike Air Max) ’95 (Solar Red)

Nike Air Max ’95 Solar Red What is in a name? This may be the updated name and colors for a shoe originally designed over 10 years ago.  But this name also contains many other powers of 10!  The company name of Nike is derived from Nike who was the Greek goddess of victory in [...]

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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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(19)98

Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission (10+12) World cup final from Planet World Cup Image from Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics Which drew a bigger television audience? “Sports administrators like to debate which event draws the bigger audiences, the World Cup or the Olympics. In truth, nobody knows how many people watch either event on [...]

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(Famous references to) 99

Agent 99 (played by Barbara Feldon) in Get Smart Shakespeare’s Sonnet XCIX Nena’s 99 Luftballons song 99 Bottles of Beer Pokedex Number 99 (Kingler) in Kanto Pokedex 99 Names of Allah Einsteinium (Element 99) in Periodic Table Wayne Gretzky‘s 99 in the National Hockey League has been retired by all teams. 99 cent stores What [...]

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100

A googol is equal to a 1 followed by 100 zeros: 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 which can be written in a shorter form as 1010 X 10 or as 10100 If you know what a googol is, can you guess what a googolplex is? It’s 10 to a googol… 1010100 Hat tip to The Almighty Googolplex – [...]

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101

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Countdown to 10/10/11 begins soon!

100 day countdown to 10/10/11 begins in 2 days! yibai hyaku centum honderd sata ciento cem sto cent sau hyaku centum honderd sata ciento cem sto cent sau yibai centum honderd sata ciento cem sto cent sau yibai hyaku honderd sata ciento cem sto cent sau yibai hyaku centum sata ciento cem sto cent sau [...]

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  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

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