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100


Today, at One Post Daily, we complete 100 posts. (Congratulations to the authors, Applause!!! )

We thank our readers for their comments and suggestions which has helped us improve the content of this blog.

To mark this, we decided to put a post related to the number 100 (yes, both the authors have a number fetish!). The first thing that came to our minds was the emergency number 100 used for police in India. And hence, we wanted to look at the background for this particular number being chosen for the same and the significance.

As common sense suggests, an emergency number needs to be simple, short and easy to remember. Hence 100. However, dialing 100 would have been time taking and hence quite a pain (considering such a number was created in the pulse dialing era and dialing zero meant dialing 10 pulses). However, funnily Greece, India and Israel have 100 as their Police Control Number and Belgium has it as its ambulance and fire fighting numbers.
(Here’s a list of emergency numbers worldwide and the ICE numbers in India )

Signing off, I leave you with this

One hundred is also:

  • The number of years in a century
  • A 100 year old person is known as a centenarian.
  • The number of pounds in an American short hundredweight
  • The United States Senate has 100 Senators
  • The number of subunits into which many of the world’s currencies are divided; for example, one euro is one hundred cents and one rupee is a hundred paisa.
  • The number of tiles in a standard Scrabble set
  • In United Kingdom, 100 is the operator telephone number
  • Hundred Days, aka the Waterloo Campaign
  • 100 is the HTTP status code indicating that the client should continue with its request
  • STS-100 Space Shuttle Endeavour launched April 19, 2001
  • The 100-Series Highways are a series of arterial highways in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia
  • NASDAQ-100 is a stock market index of 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange

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2 Responses to “100”


  1. 1 Swagata Basak
    September 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Great effort by two authors I know – Ms Smeeta Basak & Mr Siddharth Shah.

    Congratulations to the authors, Applause!!!

    Very well done & keep it up … will anxiously wait for your 1000th post .

    Wishing you all the best ……

  2. 2 Abhay
    September 8, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    A really novel idea that has been carried out with creativity and zeal. Have been one of you most avid followers. Keep up the good work.Congrats S & S


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