10,000 hits for Missouri Tenth!

In celebration of passing 10,000 hits, we thought it would be fun listing some of the more interesting (or unusual) occasions where the number 10,000 has been utilized to dramatic effect. And as always, we thank you for helping us reach this encouraging milestone!  We at Missouri Tenth hope that you’ll find our small corner of the internet to not only be entertaining, but educational and informative for ten thousand more!

  • As Wikipedia states somewhat obviously, 10000 (ten thousand) is the natural numberfollowing 9999 and preceding 10001.
  • Did you know that in 1878, the United States Government issued a $10,000 bill with the portrait of Andrew Jackson on it? In 1914,the $10,000 bill was issued with Salmon P. Chase on it. Even though Chase wasn’t a US President, he served under President Lincoln as Treasury Secretary, and is credited with introducing US-backed paper currency – which is possibly one reason for an outlandish national debt…
  • The 1995-96 Alanis Morissette song “Ironic” made it a little too ironic when Morissette sang, “It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife…”
  • With Simon & Garfunkels, “Sound of Silence” in 1964, the following brings shame to light with the lyrics, “And in the naked light I saw 
Ten thousand people maybe more…”
  • In zoology it’s said that there are approximately 10,000 species of birds.
  • Ten Thousand Villages, in Overland Park Kansas, is one of the oldest and largest fair trade organizations in the world. Here you might find fairly traded, artisan-crafted items and food from over 35 developing countries. As a founding member of IFAT (International Fair Trade Association), Ten Thousand Villages views fair trade as an alternative to conventional international trade.
  • While there isn’t a Zip Code with the number 10000 in the United States, the ZIP Code 10001 to 10292 is for New York City.
  • Ten Thousand digits of Pi: On the Joy of Pi, you look at the first ten thousand digits expressing the ratio of the circumference of a perfect circle to its diameter.
  • The Clock of the Long Now is a clock designed to keep time for 10,000 years.
  • In the Bible, there are 52 references to ten thousand in the King James Version.
  •  Ten Thousand Dollar Toilet: Albion Castle’s $10,592 toilet plays musical chimes when the lid is raised, and features a candleholder and ashtray.
  • Ten Thousand Missouri Taxpayers: For those of you who enjoy researching Missouri genealogy, you may want to look at Sherida K. Eddlemon’s 1996 edition of “Ten Thousand Missouri Taxpayers”.
  • If you enjoy art, you may want to take a look at “Xenophone on his Retreat with the Ten Thousand, first seeing the Sea”, which was painted by Benjamin Haydon.
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