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[EECS]  VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) refers to building of integrated circuits that consists of more than 10,000 logic gates.

 

[EECS]  10K(W) is one of standard numerical values for resistors (of tolerance class 5%). 10,000mF (microfarads) is one of standard numerical values for capacitors.

 

[Game]  Currently, the highest dollar amount (U.S.$) in the regular prize wedges on the TV show “Wheel of Fortune”.  Special prizes may be $10,000 and special gifts. The final bonus round has prizes ranged from $25,000 to $100,000.

 

[Game]  The minimum cash value on the “Wheel of Fortune” is currently (U.S.) $300.  The top values if currently $2,500 for round 1, $3,500 for rounds 2 and 3 and $5,000 for round 4 until the end of the game. The highest cash value in the special prize is $10,000.  A player needs $250 in cash during the current round to buy a vowel. In the Bonus round, the mimimum cash prize is currently $25,000 and the maximum is $100,000.

  

[Game]  In the popular TV game show “Deal or No Deal”, a contestant has the choices of one of 26 suitcases of the prizes U.S. $0.01, 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 750, 1000, 5000, 10,000, 25,000, 50,000, 75,000, 100,000, 200,000, 300,000, 400,000, 500,000, 750,000 and the maximum amount is at least $1,000,000 (in a typical show).

 

[Geology]  Minnesota is known as “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, but actually has more than 12,000 lakes.  (Some other estimates give a range from 11,000 to 15,000).

Michigan is also called itslef "Wonderland of 11,000 Lakes" to top Minnesota.

 

[History]  The Great Wall of China (“Van Li Long Wall, in Chinese) is about 6,700 km long. Construction was started about the year 220-210 B.C., under the emperor Qin Shi Huang (221-210 B.C.) of the Chin (Qin) dynasty (first to join separated walls and fortifications to form a united defense system against invading nomadic tribes from the north) and was renovated many times over years. There is an additional 2150 miles between Shanhaiguan, on the Gulf of Bohai, to Yumenguan, together with 2194 miles of branches and spurs.

Traditionally, 1 Li = 1/3 miles. In modern China, 1 Li = 500 m, exactly.

 

[History]  The Long March (“Van Li Long March, in Chinese).

 

[Language]  Roman numeral: X-bar or (X) = 10,000 & X = 10.

 

[Math.]  The smallest 4-digit square number = 1002.

 

[Math.]  (1+2+3+4)4 = [(15+25+35+45)+(17+27+37+47)]/2.

 

[Math.]  The smallest number that can be displayed on a digital clock in the 12-hour format (excluding the colon “:”) is 01:00:00.

 

[Math.]  A gigantic prime number is a prime number of 10,000 or more decimal digits.

 

[Math.]  A power of 10 that can be represented as the product of 2 numbers, which have no digit 0: 104 = 10,000 = 24×54 = 16×625.

 

[Measure]  Metric units for area measures: 1 hectare = 100 ares = 10,000 m2 = (1/100) km2 & 1 km2 = 10,000 ares & 1 are = 100 m2 & & 1 hectare = 2.471 acres.

 

[Money]  The U.S. $10,000 bill figures the portrait of Salmon P. Chase, for whom the Chase bank was named. Chase was a U.S. senator who served as treasury secretary under President Lincoln. On the back is the ornate TEN THOUSAND. This largest denomination of U.S. currency is still legal and may be in circulation; even its issuance was discontinued in July 1969.

 

[Money]  The U.S. banking system is required to report to the law authority any cash transaction for $10,000 or above.

 

[Movie]  Name of TV show/series or movie: “Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War” and “10,000 B.C”.

 

[Science]  1 Tesla = 10,000 Gauss = 109 gammas. (Units for magnetic field strength measures).

 

[Sport]  The standard ranges of swimming/tracking competitions (meters): 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500. Also, for tracking: 2000, 3000, 5000 and 10000.

 

[Trivia]  There are about 10,000 different varieties of wine grapes.

 

[Trivia]  In a human, the sense of smell is about 10,000 times more sensitive than the sense of taste.

 

[Trivia]  Human tongue has about 10,000 taste buds.  There are 4 taste zones in the human tongue: bitter (back), sour (back sides), salty (front sides) and sweet (front).