Number 500

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[Calendar]  The last year of the 5th century.

[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.

[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).

[Language]  Roman numerals: D = 500 & D-bar or (D) = 500,000.

[Math.]  166,500,333 = 1663+5003+3333.

[Measure]  The number of paper sheets in a ream, conveniently and commercially. Traditionally, it had only 480 sheets.

[Measure]  The weight of the U.S. letter size paper is given in pounds per 500-sheet ream of the paper’s basic sheet size.

[Money]  The U.S. \$500 bill figures the portrait of the 25th U.S. President William McKinley. On the back is the ornate FIVE HUNDRED. This note is still legal and may be circulated; even issuance was discontinued in July 1969.

[Money]  The S & P 500 Index was created in the 1920s by the Standard and Poor’s Corporation to track stocks of 500 companies in leading industries: tran[Sport]ation, utilities, financial services, technology, health care, energy, communications, services, capital goods, basic materials, consumer products and more.

[Money]  The Fortune 100/500/1000 list is a ranking of the top 100/500/1000 U.S. public corporations as measured by gross revenues, income and assets…

[Movie]  Name of TV shows/series or movie: “500 Days of Summer”.

[Phone]   An NANPA/U.S. telephone area code reserves for personal communication services.  (NANPA: North American Numbering Plan Administration).

[Phone]   International telephone dialing code for Falkland Islands.

[Sport]  Indianapolis 500 was the first long-distance (200 laps = 500 miles) motor race in the U.S., held every Memorial Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, since 1911.

[Sport]  Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida, the largest stock car (NASCAR) race in the world (500-mile race), was first held in 1959.  (Stock cars are made of machines from off-the-shelf parts.)

[Sport] The number of dimples on a golf ball usually are: 252, 286, 332, 336, 360, 384, 392, 410, 416, 420, 422, 432, 440, 480, 492 or 500. (References [6])

[Tech.]  The powers of commercial halogen bulbs: 300W-500W…

[Tech.] A Ford automobile model: “Five Hundred”.

[Tech.]  Color coding of fire hydrants indicates water flow availability:

 Class Color of Nozzle Caps Flow (gallons/minute) AA Light Blue Greater than 1500 A Green 1000-1500 B Orange 500-1000 C Red Less than 500

[Trivia] Chili Heat Scale

 Scoville Units Chili Varieties 100,000 – 300,000 Habanero 50,000 – 100,000 Chiltepin, Thai 30,000 – 50,000 Pequin 15,000 – 30,000 De Arbol, Japones 5,000 – 15,000 Serrano, Pasilla de Oaxaco 2,500 – 5,000 Jalapeno, Guajillo, Chilpotle, Dried Green 1,500 – 2,500 NM Pods-Hot, Cascabel, Chihuacle Negro 1000 – 1,500 Ancho, Pasilla, Negro 500 – 1,000 Analeim, NM Pods-Mild, Mulato 100 – 500 Cherry 0 – 100 Bells, Pimento, Cubanelle

[World]  The ISO-3166 country code for Montserrat.

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References [6]: Scientific American, I. Stewart, Mathematical Recreations, February 1997.