On 3000

This month is a milestone for this blog – sometime today 3000 hits (for the month) happened for the first time … and only a few days after post #800.  So hey, why not a post dedicated to 3000! For those enjoying this sort of trivia, see the Numbers category in the sidebar.

In Language

3K, tre tusind, drie duizend, tre mila, три тысячи, Üç bin,

In Music

  • André 3000 is a rapper with the real name of André Lauren Benjamin
  • Year 3000 is a pop punk song by Busted, an English boyband

In Television

  • Class of 3000 is an animated show on Cartoon Network
  • 3000 Whys of Blue Cat is the first large-scale animated series in China with emphasis on science
  • The television series Futurama (airing 1999-2003) takes place in the year 3000 (See Dragonfae’s note in the comments)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) was a television show airing 1988-1999

In Sports

  • 3000 meters is a track event that runners do 7.5 laps of a 400 m track. The world records are held by Daniel Komen (Kenya, 7:20.67) and Wang Junxia (China, 8:06.11)
  • 3000 m racewalk is an Olympic event
  • 3000 meter steeplechase is a track event involving running and clearing 28 hurdles and 7 water jumps
  • 3000-Hit Club is the term for the baseball players achieving 3000 hits in their career – only 28 players to date, Cap Anson was the first, and Derek Jeter the most recent
  • 3000 Strikeouts Clubs is for baseball pitchers striking out 3000 batters. Only 16 pitchers have achieved this milestone – Walter Johnson was the first (John Smoltz the most recent)

In Movies

  • Mr. 3000 is a movie (2004) staring Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett
  • 3000 Miles to Graceland is a 2001 film with lousy reviews
  • 3000 Miles is a documentary of the 2006 Gumball 3000 rally

In Computers

  • Top Gear 3000 is a Super Nintendo video game
  • Lenovo 3000 is a series of computers

In Literature

  • In the novel The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoevsky), a recurring conflict between a father and his eldest son involves 3000 roubles
  • “3000 Days of Innocence” is from Harry Potter

Miscellaneous

  • The postal code for downtown Melbourne, Australia
  • Roman numeral MMM
  • The smallest number requiring thirteen letters to spell in English
  • USA 3000 is an airline
  • Many cars get an oil change every 3000 miles
  • Leonardo 3000 is a main-belt asteroid
  • December 31, 3000 marks the end of the 30th century

In 3000 BC

  • The middle of the bronze age
  • First evidence humans using of gold
  • Egyptians are building pyramids
  • Cycladic culture starts in Greece
  • Potter’s wheel appears in Mesopotamia
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26 thoughts on “On 3000

  1. I’ll have to forego the usual research for additions, I’m trying to get over a nasty little post-Christmas stomach bug. Glad you mentioned MST3K, though, that’s a classic. And Futurama! I feel strangely honoured – or honourably strange…….
    Congrats on the big 3 triple zero! :D

    • John,
      And given that you didn’t add info, wow … you must not be feeling well. Get well soon my friend … and thanks for taking the time. BTW … if you need some light-hearted stuff, see yesterday’s post (On Taking a Deep Breath).

  2. Congrats! Is that 3000 hits a day or for the month?

    And if I may offer up a small correction? Futurama aired on FOX from 1999-2003, but the Comedy Channel (cable) picked it up and has been showing new episodes since 2009. ;)

    • D-Fae,
      LOL … it’s a monthly number (and I added that in the text). … and thanks for the Futurama scoop, of which I added a note to see your comment! … and thanks for visiting.

    • Mags,
      Interestingly, 800 was the Christmas Eve post with the gifts under the tree. I had a good start for the month, then hits went down until the Christmas Eve post – and it was then I noticed that I had a good chance at 3000 for the first time. Thanks for helping me! :)

  3. Congratulations on these milestones, Frank. I’m two posts away from having written 200 (something I hope to do before 2011 runs out) and the most hits I’ve had in a month is just over 2,500.

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