Thursday, August 14, 2008
10 (ten) is:
An even natural number following 9 and preceding 11.
The atomic number of neon.
The number of spacetime dimensions in some superstring theories.
The Ten Commandments are considered a cornerstone of Judaism and Christianity.
In Judaism, ten adults are the required quorum for prayer services.
The interval of a major or minor tenth is an octave plus a major or minor third. (I am so unmusical, that this sentence is absolute gibberish to me.)
The title of quite a few albums, including recordings by Pearl Jam and LL Cool J.
In rugby union the fly-half wears the 10 shirt. (Incidentally, this is the position that Neil played.)
In ten-pin bowling, 10 pins are arranged in a triangular pattern and there are 10 frames per game.
The highest score possible in Olympics competitions.
In Baseball there are always at least 10 players on the field at a time (including the batter).
The age, in years, I was when I got my ears pierced. Also likely the age Sophie will be, although her Pinni and Amamma are chomping at the bit to spirit her away and bling her up.
Ten-codes are commonly used on emergency service radio systems. Ie. 10-4 good buddy.
The number of theatrical Star Trek films that have been released so far. (The Wrath of Khan is still my favorite.)
The number of Provinces in Canada.
Number of dots in a tetractys.
A decapod crustacean has ten limbs.
The age in months Sophie Bean is today!