# 10

My very first nine hubs covered a very wide variety of different subjects, and none of which were anything alike. My first hub was all about holes. Then there was a hub about oranges, balls, cell phones, sports teams, hot juicy mouth watering hamburgers, and the weather. I also had two hubs about a particular word, and a sentence, which my number one follower drbj solved in less time then it did for me to write them. I thought it would be appropriate, and I decided for my 10th hub that it was time to discuss a number, and what would be more appropriate then the number "TEN"? The Webster's dictionary defines the number ten as the sum of nine and one: a cardinal number. Any number of this number, as 10, x, X. Anything consisting of or representing ten units, as a playing card, bill, etc.., and being one more than nine. The #10 can be used either as a noun or an adjective. But the #10 is a whole lot more to us all, and it is used in a vast variety of ways throughout our daily lives. The number ten is composed of the first two numbers 0 & 1. The #10 is an even number, and the first two digit number. It is a round number, but it's not a prime number. The #10 can be multiplied, divided, subtracted, and added to other numbers. How many times have you heard a parent say that they are going to count to ten, and then.... There's the top 10 count down. Hide-n-go seek normally begins by the searcher counting to ten. The news has an extended ten day forecast. A lot a times and often a scale of 1 to 10 is used. Coors light now comes to you in 10 fluid ounce cans. There is a ten dollar bill with a picture of Hamilton's face on it. There is 10 o'clock, or 10am in the morning or 10pm at night. There are 10 tires on the truck cab of a tractor trailer. Most people can hold their breath for ten seconds, however there are very few people that can hold their breath for 10 minutes. The current year we are living in now, 2010 ends in a 10, and that won't happen again in a hundred years. Ten psi or pounds per square inch is good air pressure in the tire of a riding lawn mower, but bad in an automobile tire. You will find 10 calories listed on nutritional labels on the packages of food. During this holiday season you will see signs in store windows offering 10% off. You've heard of the 10th time, 10 things, and there's a channel 10 news around here in these parts. As well as ten theaters in the Brassfield Cinemark 10. There are 10 digits in a phone number with an area code. Some people work a long 10 hour shifts. The number ten has been honored on Sesame street with a song to help teach children how to count. A 10 point margin can win a game. They say only 10% of all crime is actually reported. You will see 10 mph speed limit signs in shopping center parking lots. Just about everybody has 10 fingers, and 10 toes, except for a fellow that I work with. Most vehicle's gas tanks today can easily hold 10 gallons of gas. In books, magazines, and newspapers you will find a page 10. If you have ten kids, then you certainly have your hands full. In baseball 10 innings can make for a very exciting, and long game. You will find our 26th president Franklin Delano Roosevelt's face etched upon the dime or 10 cent coin. There is the final 10, the last 10. Both at NASA and during New Years we count down backwards from 10 for blast off and to welcome in the new year. A size 10 woman's dress size is fairly common, as is a size 10 in a man's shoe size. In a game of poker a pair of 10's beats a pair of 9's, or a pair of 8's and so on down the line. The Prime Minister lives at #10 Downing Street which is a very famous address, and last but not least a movie that a lot of us have seen, "10" (pictured above). The number ten is a lot of peoples favorite number, and is mine now too. Because it now gives me the 10 hubs needed for that much desired and honored Hub Page Accolade. Now it's probably pretty safe to say that there aren't any other hubbers out there that have used the number 10 theme for their 10th hub, and that this is a hub page first. Well I guess it's that time for you all to list below the things that you associate with the good old number 10, but remember you were only 10 years old one time in your life, so just please have fun with all of this!

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## What has the #10 done for you lately ? 25 comments

10 is a good number but the picture of Bo made me smile!

Interesting details. I like the article. I prefer the number 8 though.

Sorry to point out that 10 is not a Prime Number. It's a Multiple or the Product of two Prime Numbers: 2 and 5. The Prime Numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11. 13. 17. 19, 23, 29 (The tenth prime number)etc.. And before someone tries to correct me, 1 is not Prime; it's a unique number.

Here's an idea. Why is ten (or 10 as you refer to it) our basis of counting in the Decimal System?

And regardless of the above, I liked your hub. Thank you.

Glad to find you whilst Hub Hopping today :) I love your thinking. I am now a new devotee of the number 10, so thank you for writing this inspirational hub!

Personally I've always been a fan of the number 9, and there's also something special to me about the number 19 (I think it's to do with me enjoying that 20th year of my life so much). But all numbers are great. I've learned to appreciate numbers in recent years - I used to have a phobia of them, but I've conquered it.

Voting up and awesome...

Linda.

I am truly amazed by the fact you got so many fans with only ten hubs! So how did you get so many fans so quickly? (Oh yea, I like the hub...very strange stuff and yet fun)!

My number is 3 but now I know a lot more about 10. Fun hUb.

Wow! On a scale from 1 to 10, I give you a 10! I got a good lesson here, one I never expected to get today or ever here on hubpages for that matter! Great job on this hub, you sure are coming up with some interesting ideas! Keep it up! This is fun!

Fun! I am obsessed with numbers ... always counting, adding, looking for the oddity, so this was totally fun ... love it! and thanks!

Wonderful and interesting hub! I found my thoughts wandered off by itself after reading this, and I remember an odd conversation I once had with a friend about the number 10; The number 10, What is that; a 1 and a what? What is a 0? Something you just put behind 9+1 so the 10 would be different from 1? A 1 and: a good-for-nothing, a hole, or are the task to fullfill a void? One can wonder how the number 10 became the number 10. And I wonder, if those who once decided the value of numbers, did they knew then how much value the 0 in number 10 has today. If another "nothing" is added the number is ten times larger! In our time the 0 has much more value than the 1 in number 10! Thanks for leading me to share this nonsens with you!Voted up!

Fun to read and pick up a few useful info. I saw the movie "10" when I was young and Bo Derek is really a "11".:)Now what is the Significance of the #10 to me? 10/10 or double ten is a national event and celebrated in Taiwan...it also happens to be my birthday :))

Let's not forget that lobsters have 10 legs. If that's important... might be. I always enjoy reading stuff like this, about the importance of letters and numbers. I have a little obsession with the number 17, but that's a different story for a different time. I give this hub a 9.5 :) It would have been a perfect 10, but you forgot the lobster thing.

5 is best.. good hub.

I am one of the strange ones that loves 13. Enjoyed the hub, 10 is pretty good too though!

My wife is a 10...she got ripped off because I'm a 2.5.

Hi - wonderful hub - really kept me glued from start to finish!!!

Mine is 8 because 8 on it's side is Pi, and represents infinity. Even the Pyramids were built on the principle of Pi. Elucid, (a greatest mathematical genus of the world, actually recognizes 8 as a prime number even though it's not considered a prime number, and is not listed, but if you understand him as one of the greatest in the world, you see he does recognize 8 as a prime number, back in his day)

There are actually MANY different types of prime numbers.

I like Elucid because it's almost like he knew computers would be invented, in his teachings in Alexandria Egypt was included only when 1 was included, if you counted 1 as a prime number, which we do not.

As of 2001 it was illegal to put 8 into any algorithm teaching computer ASCII code because it's a part of encrypting data that hackers use. (8 Bits to a Byte=1 letter space, or pixel of the screen, breaking it down could un-encrypt data, thus, making it easy for hackers, thus, illegal in the digital age)

Anyway, 8 has always been my favorite number!

But I'll rate you an 8 on this hub, that way you'll keep writing ones that keep us intrigued, infinitely! :)

Bruce you crack me up! Somehow me thinks your wife didn't get ripped off because you really want to buy her a pink diamond. Just for being a 10! :) If you're not rich, start saving now. lol!

Hi Q.

I give this hub a 10! Great job and very entertaining.

A very short title! But it's nice!

Who knew how important 10 really was? Creative hub!

Lovin it...way fun!

HoleStory . . .LOVED this hub! Bo, what a used-to-be woman, but thanks to her, "10" became part of our language. You are a great writer.

It is nice to know how much one number can touch our life.

Thanks

10 used to symbolize the end all and be all of life. That was when i was little and learning to count. If you could get to 10, you had it made. I was wrong, of course and so many more numbers followed. But at least, I can say that 10 is a memory in my time when I thought like a child and the meaning I attached to that number proved it.

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