Back to [Numbers 2000-2099]

 

[Calendar]  This year is a leap year, following the adoption of the current Gregorian calendar, created by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 to reform the old Julian calendar.

 

[Calendar]  The last year of the 20th century. 01/01/2000 (or famously known as Y2K) is only the first day of the last year of the 20th century.

 

[EECS]  Names of popular Microsoft software: Windows 95, 98 and 2000.

 

[EECS]  2.0K(W) is one of standard numerical values for resistors (of tolerance class 5%).

 

[Game]  Jigsaw puzzles are typically comprised of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500, 750, 1000, 1500 or 2000 interlocking pieces.

 

[Game]  In the popular TV game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”, a contestant has to answer correctly 15 questions to step up the fixed prizes in U.S.$: 100, 200, 300, 500, 1000, to 2000, 4000, 8000, 16,000, 32,000, to 64,000, 125,000, 250,000, 500,000 and the maximum amount is at least $1,000,000, with 3 lifelines: polling the audience, calling a friend and narrowing to “50:50” answers. The guaranteed middle prizes can be $1000 or $32,000.

 

[Measure]  1 short ton = 20 hundredweights = 2,000 lb (pounds) = 907.1847 kg (kilograms).

1 long ton (or gross ton) = 20 long (gross) hundredweights = 2,240 lb (pounds) = 1016.0469 kg (kilograms).

 

[Medical]  The amount of calories needed per day for adults and children over 4 years old, recommended by U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

[Money]  The Russell 2000 Index offers access to the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes the smallest 2000 securities in the Russell 3000.

 

[Movie]  Name of TV show/series or movie: “Fantasia 2000”.

 

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

 

[Tech.]  The vertical separation minimum for planes flying at altitudes 29,000 to 41,000 feet is 1000 feet. (It was 2000 feet in U.S. before 2005). Horizontal separation will remain at 5¾ miles = 30,360 feet.

 

1980--2009 & 2010--2039

[Tech.]  The 10th digit of a 17-character VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) indicates the model year of an automobile (after 1980). The 7th character decides the year range [1980-2009] or [2010-2039].

A = 1980 or 2010…

L = 1990 or 2020…

Y = 2000 or 2030…

B = 1981 or 2011…

M = 1991 or 2021…

1 = 2001 or 2031…

C = 1982 or 2012…

N = 1992 or 2022…

2 = 2002 or 2032…

D = 1983 or 2013…

P = 1993 or 2023…

3 = 2003 or 2033…

E = 1984 or 2014…

R = 1994 or 2024…

4 = 2004 or 2034…

F = 1985 or 2015…

S = 1995 or 2025…

5 = 2005 or 2035…

G = 1986 or 2016…

T= 1996 or 2026…

6 = 2006 or 2036…

H = 1987 or 2017…

V = 1997 or 2027…

7 = 2007 or 2037…

J = 1988 or 2018…

W = 1998 or 2028…

8 = 2008 or 2038…

K = 1989 or 2019…

X = 1999 or 2029…

9 = 2009 or 2039...