Post of the Century

“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.”

 – Albert Einstein

There are 100 cents in a dollar, 100 pennies in a pound, 100 céntimos in a neuvo sol and 100 paisas in a rupee. Decimal currency rocks.

The Hundred Years War actually lasted 116 years. And if you think there should be an apostrophe after “Years”, the BBC disagrees with you.

A centurion in the Roman army actually only commanded 80 men. They probably should have been called Octoginions.

Australian cricket legend Don Bradman made 29 centuries in his Test Cricket career, finishing with a batting average of 99.94. That had to hurt.

The 100 Metre Track scene from the ABC satire ‘The Games’ (and the brilliance of John Clarke and Brian Daw):

Sleeping Beauty slept for 100 years. I envy her.

The sum of the first nine consecutive prime numbers is 100. That’s mathematics. Cool, huh?

Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius. This is good for tea, bad for coffee. Trust me.

100 years ago today, no fabulously famous people were born.

Oh, and this is my 100th post.

Post of the Century

 

 

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24 thoughts on “Post of the Century

  1. I like the one about the sum of the prime numbers. And the one about it being your 100th post. Congratulations and keep going! xxx

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  2. Only you could’ve come up with those WONDERFUL things, H !!! – you are a one-off, no doubt about it, me love. 😀
    Complimenti bella …
    And: it was the war that lasted for ‘100’ years, of course; if only they’d removed that ‘s’, eh ? – then it would’ve been just like a 10-minute walk ! Not. 😉

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    • I’d actually sat down to write a completely different post and only then realised it would be my 100th. Couldn’t let that pass without playing with it so put aside the other (it’s still coming) and had some fun. 🙂

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  3. A hundred down with hopefully thousands ahead of you 🙂
    Congratulations on the milestone and a great post to go with it. (I’m throwing confetti now ….. sorry for the mess you have to vacuum when I leave)

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