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One Hundred: What Does It Mean?
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!
Facts About One Hundred
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.
More Facts About One Hundred
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.
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!
Find One Hundred Ways
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!
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