Ten thousand times ten thousand in sparkling raiment bright,
The armies of the ransomed saints throng up the steeps of light;
`Tis finished, all is finished, their fight with death and sin;
Fling open wide the golden gates, and let the victors in.
– Poet unknown
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Did you know that Jay Lo has ordered for 10,000 clothes hangers. Or that the 10,000th prime number is 104,729?
Or did you know that the calories burned daily by the sled dogs running in Alaska’s annual race average 10,000. Or did you know that a purse made of crocodile skin sells for a cool $10,000?
Did you know that when Disney World in Florida was opened to the public in 1971 only 10,000 people visited it during the first year? With time, however, the attendance rose to more than 10,000 people an hour.
Did you know that Charlie Chaplin was discovered while he was traveling with a British troupe in the United States in 1913? His first salary was $150 per week. In seven years time, he would figure in 69 films and start charging $10,000 per week.
Did you know Sunil Gavaskar was the first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs.
By now, you are probably wondering why I am obsessed with this number 10,000.
I am going tell you but not before introducing these nice links on –
10,000 Year Calendar
10,000 paintings on the web
10,000 ways to say I love you – Book
Home for 10,000 Maniacs
10000 Wonderful Things Museum
The 10000 Steps Program
First 10,000 Digits of the Golden Ratio
Eruptions in the Last 10,000 Years
Well, the secret is… you are probably the 10,000th visitor to my blog. Check the counter on the top left, and let me know if you were the one.
The 10,000th visitor gets a prize – a big hug from me!