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Hurricane Sandy in Powers of Ten

Hurricane Sandy has already taken its toll on much of the East Coast, and the storm isn’t over yet. The Huffington Post offers the latest news: “At least 30 people [10+01] were reported killed in eight states along the eastern seaboard by Sandy, which dropped just below hurricane status before making landfall on Monday night [...]

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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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43 (rd parallel north)

Today the path of Hurricane Irene crossed over the 43rd parallel north of the equator in the United States (New York, Vermont and New Hampshire).  As Hurricane Irene continues to sweep across the East Coast of the United States and causes major devastation in its path, here is a description from the Hurricane Preparedness – [...]

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50 (states)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA For a powers of 10 project, you could pick a state and look at different powers of 10 like land area in square kilometers, largest cities, natural land formations like depths of lakes, or elevation of mountains. You could compare the census reports (every 10 years) of a few cities and [...]

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70 (th birthday speech by Mark Twain)

In 1905, a special celebration at Delmonico’s in New York was given in honor of Mark Twain’s 70th birthday (10+2).  Twain gave a speech explaining some of his rules to successfully live to three scores and ten! “I have achieved my seventy years in the usual way: by sticking strictly to a scheme of life [...]

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