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Celebrating Everything 100

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by Shannon Meyerkort (subscribe)
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Published September 2nd 2012
Everything you should know about this rather awesome number
In June last year I responded to an advert on looking for writers. Not long after I submitted my first article to Weekend Notes, about the Make a Meal Program at Ronald McDonald House.

One year on, and this is my 100th article. To mark this milestone I am celebrating all things centurion …

Winnie the Pooh (Wikipedia)

Winnie the Pooh lives in the Hundred Acre Woods.

Triple J has been listing the Hottest 100 songs since 1989. Joy Division topped the countdown for the first two years until Nirvana pipped them in 1991.

The Queen Mother, George Burns and Bob Hope all lived to 100.

Milky Way. Nummy (Wikipedia)

Things with less than 100 calories – 2 cups of air popped popcorn, a boiled egg, and a mini Milky Way. I know which I would prefer.

100 years ago in 1912: the Republic of China was born, the Girl Scout movement started, Scott reached the South Pole, the Titanic sank, and the Suffragette movement was in full swing.

Making a baby lion (Wikipedia)

Lions have a gestation period of about 100 days. (Humans are about 266 days if you're curious.)

In Belgium you would call 100 if you needed an ambulance.

100 Aussie dollars will get you 84 Euro, 104 US dollars, 5790 Indian Rupee, 8234 Yen and 2,189,170 Vietnamese Dong.

In 1987, just 100 surnames accounted for 85 per cent of the Chinese population. According to the 1990 census the most common was Li, with over 100 million people: more than the population of Germany.

An American football field is 100 yards long.

Lightening. Bang (Wikipedia)

Lightning strikes the earth 100 times every second.

Inuits have over 100 words for ice.

Water boils at 100 degrees (but only centigrade… it boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit).

Are we there yet? (Wikipedia)

The speed limit on most Australian highways is 100kmh. Most Aussie drivers go a bit faster than that.

The largest bank note in England is the one hundred million pound note, called a Titan. It is only used internally at the Bank of England, and there are only 40 in existence.

And to finish: the 100th article ever published on Weekend Notes (we are now approaching 19,000 articles).
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Your Comment
Awesome idea for an article and congrats Shannon!
by Jamie Briggs (score: 2|192) 2723 days ago
Cute article Shannon and congrats on the 100th.
by KAM57 (score: 1|68) 2720 days ago
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