One Hundred: What Does It Mean?

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Introduction

The number following ninety-nine, a number with two zeroes, the square of ten, the sum of the first nine prime numbers, one hundred ones or ten tens....one hundred dollar bill...100(number), one hundred push-ups for good health... what about a story in one hundred words or a list of one hundred objects, there are so many ways to use one hundred, and then there are the HubPages milestones; one hundred comments, one hundred followers, a one hundred score, one hundred hubs and one hundred forum posts. One hundred is a special number.

I recently received this email which got me to thinking about one hundred;

You have hit a pretty impressive milestone—you have made 100 Forum Posts!

Fun fact: The first 100 days in office are considered a benchmark for the performance of the President of the United States. Chances are your first 100 Forum posts are a part of your great contribution to our community!

Start your next Hub now! You may just become our next success story.

100 years are a century.
100 centimeters are one meter.
100 quarters equals 25 dollars.
Winnie the Pooh lives in the Hundred Acre Woods.
A hundred watt light bulb lasts for 750 hours.
Cats make 100 different sounds.
In the U.S. there are 100 Senators, 2 from each of the 50 states.
100 mile per hour winds is a Category 2 hurricane.
Lobsters can live to be 100, and travel 100 miles each year.
More than 100 feral cats were once found living in Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland.
Moose can eat over 100 pounds of plants each day.
In Dhaka, a hundred mangoes equals 112 in the metric system.

Not wanting to disappoint I decided to write this hub since it could be Hubpages next success story...after all what's not to like about one hundred?

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster. Sun Tzu

Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
Benjamin Franklin

One hundred! There was The Hundred Years War between England and France in the Medieval Era. According to Wikipedia, " Although primarily a dynastic conflict, the war gave impetus to ideas of both French and English nationalism."

You'd be amazed at what you find when you Goggle "one hundred"...

• The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must ...www.amazon.com
• oh! ::one hundred:: longer • leaner • stronger • meaner
• Ugmonk — ONE HUNDRED
• BrainPOP Jr. | Math | Learn about One Hundred

So much to see and learn about one hundred and things one hundred. Did you know the Oreo cookie turned one hundred on March 6, 2012? What about one hundred calorie snacks? More and more are showing up on the market. Of course they neglect to tell you the one hundred calorie 'bag' of cookies only holds three cookies.

Did you know the largest bill in the United States is the \$100? The U.S. stopped making larger bills during WW II. How about this fact....The clock on the back of a \$100 bill shows the time as 4:10. According to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, “There are no records explaining why that particular time was chosen.” (facts from mentalfloss.com)

One Hundred On HubPages

So what does one hundred mean here on HubPages? I've searched through HubPages to come up with some things other writers here have said about one hundred.

There's Jonmcclusk who wrote a poem about his one hundred followers.
Tirelesstraveler wrote a lovely hub about one hundred followers entitled "Tribute to My Fabulous First 100 Followers".

Cogerson has a hub, "The Cogerson 100th Hub Celebration Show" that not only describes how he got to one hundred hubs, but thanks many of his followers!

Deborah Demander wrote about her one hundred hubs and also gave tribute to some of her followers in a hub entitled "Reflections on One Hundred Hubs".

Jlbowden writes about one hundred hubs after being on HubPages for one year in his hub, "One Year and One-Hundred Hubs Later".

Erin Le Fey writes a beautiful poem "One Hundred" in tribute to her 100th hub.

Of course the inimitable Billybuc wrote a wonderful hub entitled "100 Hubs How Did That Happen So Fast".

What about a score of one hundred! That fleeting little 100 we sometimes see in the bottom right-hand corner of our Avatar. While we tell ourselves it doesn't matter, we do get a euphoric feeling when we see it. I actually had a one hundred for four consecutive days...but I know others think about it too...just look at the hubs written about it;

Stephanie Henkel entertains us with her hub "Unsolved Mysteries - The Elusive HubScore Code".

And J.S. Matthews addresses a lot of the questions we all have in his hub, "Why Is My Hub Score Fluctuating? 3 Steps and Tips for Maintaining a High Hub and Hubber Score".

The list goes on! Last but certainly not least is a score of one hundred on a hub! No, I have never had a hub reach one hundred. Actually my highest hub score is ninety-two but I'm still working on it.

Moonlake talks about one of her hubs hitting one hundred but also throws in some comments about our beloved Zzzs in her hub, "One of My Hubs Hit a 100 Score!".

Hal Licino, my new hero, had seven hubs with a one hundred score at one time and he tells us about it in his hub, "The Secret to a Hub Score of 100".

Cloud Explorer tells us a bit about his technique and gives some ideas on how to reach that one hundred in his hub, "One hot! article to hit a hub score of 100".

One hundred to the left of us, one hundred to the right of us, now to just get one hundred to be ours!

Conclusion

So, in addition to one hundred forum posts, you can have, as we've seen, one hundred hubs and one hundred followers, but you can also have questions that inspire one hundred answers, and you can answer one hundred questions and yes, you can have a score of one hundred!

Since this hub is brought to you by the number one hundred (I know a little Sesame Street plug never hurt any hub), let's look at a few more things we frequently see with the number one hundred outside of HubPages.

One hundred is the basis of percentages (per cent meaning "per hundred" in Latin), with 100% being a full amount. (Wikipedia)

We often hear of the top one hundred, like the Top One Hundred Songs of the Century, or One Hundred Best Movies....Top One Hundred Baby Names, One Hundred Most Dangerous Cities...there are also many One Hundred Clubs.

One hundred is used as a milestone in celebrations, not just HubPages....One Hundred Year Anniversaries for towns and businesses, universities, buildings, the list goes on and on.

BUT....one hundred is not the end on HubPages or anywhere else for that matter....here it is just the beginning of each venture. It is a stepping stone in your continued journey of success. When you reach one hundred either followers or hubs or questions, whichever milestone it is, celebrate it, embrace it and be proud of it. Let it lead you on to higher numbers...then you can celebrate the number two hundred, but that's another hub!

Which one hundred have you seen?

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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

...yep, and when you have your hundredth birthday in the UK, the queen sends you a personal (Ha!) letter of congratulation! My uncle Bill got his in 2008 and died in 2009.

Interesting Tilly

Bob

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Bob...at least your Uncle made it to 100 (the President does that here too) not many of us get that far, though many of us don't want to. I'm digressing here...I am glad to see you out and about!

lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

What a fun hub; packed full of good "stuff". Who knew there was so much behind the number with two 00's. Fantastic job. Voted up!

billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I am inimitable??? I feel pretty good about that, now that I checked the dictionary to find out what it meant. LOL

Fun facts about 100. All I know for sure is that I am very happy to be your follower and I look forward to both of us writing another 100 hubs.

Have a great weekend and thank you for the mention. :)

fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

100 cheers for this unique and fun hub, Til....You've made me think in hundreds now......I hope this doesn't stick in my head for more than 100 minutes!!

I've made it to a hubber score of 100 four different times. Unfortunately, none lasted for even 100 hours....but the momentary thrill made me feel 100% terrific, for as long as it did last. And when I saw that one of my hubs reached 100, I jumped for joy, at least one hundred times! Alas, I wore myself out for naught. It was down the next day...but I didn't waste 100 tears on it.

This was a very creative hub and looks like you did some heavy duty searching for hubs with 100 hundred in them......I thought of 2 more...I'm pretty sure Tammy wrote a hub about one hundred things you can buy for a dollar....wasn't that it? I think she won a Hub Award for it!.....Also, gf...I wrote the hub about The greyhound bus, a U.S, Marine and 100 miles......LOL.....looks like that damned number 100 is all over the place here at HP....but I don't think we have a hubber who is 100 years old! If we do....there needs to definitely be an award for the hubber with the longest endurance!!

You don't need to do anything to be the next success story. You ARE, without a doubt, a 100% SUCCESS right now..just as you are!! UP++++...........Bravo!!

Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Congrats on reaching 100 forum posts and loved your clever article and take on this. You really did a wonderful job telling us a bit more what a hundred may mean on Hubpages and loved the Sesame Street reference too (very cute)!! Have of course voted and shared too!!

mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I'll probably never get the "honor" of 100 ForumPosts. I read the posts, but seldom comment. I was so excited when I saw my Author Score reach 100 I took a screen shot and left it on my desktop! I have had a couple of Hubs that scored 100 and that was a thrill too.

Great Hub on 100's. I voted it UP and Awesome.

Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

this is a wonderful love hub with some great hubbers and you are awesome.. 100 forum posts are awesome.. You should be proud.. I am so glad I am a follower..

sharing

Debbie

The Invincible 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

A wonderful reply to the HP mail... :)

Now, you can write another one asking - 'Am I now eligible to be your success story? " :)

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Lrc, just goes to show two zeroes can add up to something ;)

Bill I bet we both write at least 100 more! We're on a roll ;)

Effer you are so inventive, adroit, and imaginative. I probably should have called you before writing this hub as your comment sounds like part of my hub. I'm sure folks will read it and head to Tammy's hub about one hundred things you can buy for a dollar and your hub about The greyhound bus, a U.S, Marine and 100 miles...that was such a moving and touching hub. Thank you for loving me with all my faults ;)

Thanks Janine, it just struck me as something to write about, now if I could just come up with more!

Mary, I've never had a hub reach 100 so I guess that's my next goal! Thanks for the votes.

Deborah, it is an honor to have you as a follower...such a wonderful writer and friend.

Thanks Invincible...as soon as I have a 'success story' I'll let you know in another hub ;)

carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

As always food for thought here. Very interesting and Iwill call you on my 100th birthday maybe 100 times. VoteUP.

moonlake 4 years ago from America

Congrats on reaching 100 forum posts. Thank you for including my hub, One of My Hubs Hit a 100 Score.

I guess when you hit 100 age the SS starts checking on you to make sure your still alive. Enjoyed reading your hub about 100. My grandma made it to 100. Voted uP and shared.

Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Congrats on 100 forum posts...it is always so good to get a new accolade here on HubPages. Great quotes on 100....I especially liked the Ben Franklin quote.

Very cool of you to include the 100 hubs that are out there....sadly...trying to hold back the tears....my "Cogerson 100th hub show" did not make the cut...sniff sniff....I even included you in that hub...oh so many months ago...but I understand....and I will eventually get over the pain...as time heals all wounds....lol.

But seriously...loved the idea of this hub....very impressive and I will be checking out some of the links you attached...voted up and awesome.

Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Original and brilliant!!!!

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Carol, hope I am around for your 100th birthday so I can get those 100 calls :)

Cogerson, can you ever forgive me for my original oversight? I have rectified my mistake and added your 100th Club Show hub ... hope that makes up for the pain ;) Glad you enjoyed.

Thanks Eiddwen.

Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi Mary, yep we love 100! lol! maybe you should get a card from the Queen! haha! thats what happens when someone gets to a hundred over here! don't think its for the forum score though....! lol! voted up!

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

And here I was Nell waiting for a card from the Queen ;)

unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Awesome hub Mary!! I got 2 100's. :) 100 posts and 100 score on one of my hub :) Hubbers love 100!

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

How right you are unknown spy we do love 100! And, congrats on your 100's!!

Vincent Moore 4 years ago

I like \$100 bills when I have the chance to have one wrapped in my bill fold, something about the feeling of not being broke:-) Previously when my username was Saddlerider I reached the 100 author score a number of times, since I've changed my username to Vincent Moore, I rarely achieve 95 mostly floating between 90-95 oh well, I suppose my work was more popular when I was a saddle? lol I love your work here now if I could live till I'm 100 I would start smoking cigars like old George Burns did.

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

I am totally baffled at why your hubs are not reaching 100...saddle or no, its still you :)

fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

FAULTS???!!! My friend Tillie has NO faults and I'll thank you to remember this! However, you're right, I would still love you even if you had a bunch of faults..........which you do NOT have, Oh Queen of 100 kingdoms...............(oops, I said I was giving the Queen thing a rest......sometimes that devil on my left shoulder makes me do these things!!) LOL...........

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Its okay Effer, the Queen is amused. The devil made me do it...boy that brings back memories.

Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Nicely done and rounded up to a 99.99. Math is with us and we appreciate this hub with your unique wit. A hundred times we have felt, and a hundred times we will rise up. Seeing zeroes at the end of the tunnel, means that we have accomplished milestones in life. Great links to go to as well. Thanks Mary!

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Zeroes at the end of the tunnel...truly a mathematical twist Joseph, but then, we would expect that from you! My thanks go to you for reading and commenting.

Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Thailand

It's hard to hit 100 on anything really, so it is a good point to stop and celebrate. I remember hitting 100 hubs not long ago, for which I was chuffed, but which seemed like years in the future when I started!! lol. Loved the line "neglect to tell you the one hundred calorie 'bag' of cookies only holds three cookies" .... oh soooo true (less is not necessarily more!!).

Shared, up, interesting funny, pinned and tweeted.

Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

I don't know what it is about the number 100, but it does have a certain level of satisfaction to reach it.

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Always good to see you here Brett. I know what you mean about 100 hubs, I was the same way! Thanks for all your sharing.

Millionaire, it seems one hundred has a certain mystique about it!

xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

This one should keep you at 100, and reach 100 on it own. Really interesitng info and more good stuff about super scuccessful hubbers.

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks xstatic...I was at 100 for a couple of days. Glad you enjoyed.

toknowinfo 4 years ago

Great hub. It is amazing how the number has significance. I wrote a hub about what the meaning of 100 is, way back when I wrote my 100th hub. Thanks for sharing this well written article.

thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Til, what a great idea!! This was truly fun to read and very interesting. I really never knew so many things revolved around 100. Cool article and very fun. Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared. Til, have a great day and see you soon. Congrats on your score!! Impressive:)

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks so much Ricky. Good old 100...wonder how many of us will reach it in years. Thanks for the congrats as well...not sure why I've got it but hope I keep doing whatever it is that got me there.

acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Oh wow what fun... a hundred would be awesome... but is the score really so important. I just love the family at HubPages!!

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

You're right Acaetnna, it is about the family and the fun, but when looking for something a little different to write about you never know what you'll come up with ;)

DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great achievements and you are so good at writing and and making every word meaningful I enjoy reading your hubs

tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thank you DDE, both for the lovely compliment and for reading my hubs.

jonmcclusk 3 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

Huh, after two or three months I finally took notice of this article and I apologize that it has taken me so long to do so. Thank you for highlighting me in this excellent article, tillsontitan, I'm glad a could contribute something to the meaning of 100.

tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Jon, it is always a pleasure to acknowledge a fellow hubber, especially for his good work. Time often gets in our way and keeps us from things we don't even realize. The important thing is you did find your way here and leave a comment. Thank you.