Sunday, October 10, 2010


This won't happen again for 100 years...the date 10-10-10, that is. 

The number 10 is all around us, every day, in lots of different ways and places.  Just for the heck of it, I've put together a list of some of the things that come to mind signifying the number 10...
  • The "top 10" lists.
  • The Ten Commandments that contain all that is necessary and no more than is necessary.
  • If we look super good, we're a 10.
  • A telephone number, including the area code has 10 digits.
  • The Lord's Prayer is written in 10 stanzas.
  • 10% tithing represents what is due from man to God.
  • Bowling consists of 10 pins and 10 frames
  • Our counting system is based on 10 because we have 10 fingers.
  • 10% off sales.
  • In baseball, there are always at least 10 players on the field at a time (including the batter).
  • Counting from 1 to 10 before speaking is often done to cool one's temper.
  • Basketball hoops are 10 feet high.
  • A football team needs 10 yards for a first down.
  • In blackjack, 10 is the most common card value.
  • Next time you see an ad for watches, check the position of the hands.  They are usually set to 10 after 10.  This is a marketing ploy to display the watch's logo better and to create a smiley face with the hands.
  • The U.S. Dept. of Transportation recommends the dashed lines on highways be painted 10 feet long.
  • It takes 10 'lunar' months to bring a baby from conception into the world.
  • The numbers 10-10-10 on a bag of fertilizer stand for the percentages of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash.
  • The Texan 10-gallon hat. 
  • The dime that consists of 10 cents, 1/10th of a dollar. 
  • 10 years make a decade.
  •  10 decades make a century....the amount of time before there will be another 10-10-10!
Today's Trivia:  Capers are flower buds.