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A Powers-of-Ten Refreshment

Epicurious recently listed the mojito as one of its favorite summertime beverages.  Consider the ingredients of this Cuban cocktail through a powers-of-ten lens. Fresh lime juice In early 19th century Britain, sailors were required to consume a daily ration of lime juice to prevent scurvy, which is why British Navy men were known as “limeys.”  [...]

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(MS-) 69

Usually we think of a grading system of 1 to 100 but not coin collectors.  When collecting pristine, unblemished coins like a Silver Eagle dollar or a penny, a designation like MS-69 (Mint State – 69) is very, very good but MS-70 is the best!  Below is the grading scale from the United States Mint [...]

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  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

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