Fun with numbers

Tweet number 100; 1,000; 10,000; one billion, ten billion

In honor of 11/11/10, I bring you the tweets at significant numbers. Tweet #100. Twitter was really exciting at the start. Tweet #1,000. The first people on twitter were party animals! Tweet #10,000. Curbing your wheels? The one billionth tweet. At first glance this tweet looks like it would stink. A tinyurl? But the japanese …

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Fun story about 09/09/09 at 9:09am

Chapter 1: It’s 09/09/09! I wanted to get a receipt from Dunkin Donuts with the timestamp of 9:09am, but I wake up too late to get to the downtown Dunkin Donuts in time. Instead I figure it would be fun to txt my number-lovin buddy, Tom. While riding the red line CTA train I compose …

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Getting a receipt with the timestamp 12:34:56 07/08/09 for 123456789 day

Happy 123456789 day! In honor of this great day, I tried to get a receipt with this historic timestamp. Here’s the adventure tweeted live at @spudart on twitter 10:17:58 07/08/09 I’m gonna buy a donut at Dunkin Donuts today and try to time it so my receipt says 04:05:06 07/08/09. Their receipts do include seconds. …

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The 3,033 States of America

Let’s delete all the 50 states and use counties instead. We could have 3,033 states. Here’s what the map would look like. (take a look at the full hi-res version) There would be a problem that many of the states have the same last name. Washington is used 31 times. What would we do there? …

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Calorie counts on McDonalds menu boards: I’ll have the 540 please

Any restaurant chain with more than twenty stores might be required to show the calories counts on their menu boards. Of course the restaurant industry opposes this. But isn’t it time for people to own up and know what they are eating? Instead of asking for the a “number 1” (Big Mac), people could now …

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2009 loses to 2008 in Battle Royale

Image from shutterstock.com Sporting events 2008: Summer Olympics 2009: The second World Baseball Classic, The Women’s Professional Soccer league will debut Winner: 2008. Nothing trumps the summer Olympics Politics 2008: Presidential election 2009: Nothing Winner: 2008. Obama! Chinese Year 2008: Brown Earth Rat Year 2009: Brown Earth Cow Year Winner: 2009. Year of the rat? …

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38 degrees is the optimal temperature for a refrigerator

“What is the optimal temperature for a refrigerator?” The best place I can think to get the answer is Sears. I would consider Sears to be the ultimate source on refrigerators. Where do you go to buy a fridge? Sears. To answer this question Sears Canada says, “To keep food at its freshest, the optimum …

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Quantifying activity online: ridiculous numbers

I’m about to reach 1,000 cheers given on 43things.com. (43 things is a website where you post goals, and help others achieve their goals). Recently I also got 4,000 webpages bookmarked on delicious, so that got me thinking about all the numbers of different activities I do online: ‚Ä¢ 4,030 delicious favorites since August 05, …

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