On 600

Starting August 28, 2008, covering 38 categories, receiving 3,004 comments, and a meager 29,826 hits,  today is my 600th post. Of course about half of those comments are mine because I believe I should take the time to reply to the commenter and the number of hits is what it is, thus every blogger wants more.

Being humble and modest, I celebrate this occasion in the way I typically deal with numbers – a post about that number.

600 is divisible by all numbers 10 or less (but greater than zero) except 7 and 9

Only 7 players have hit the 600 HR milestone: Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Ken Griffey Jr, and Alex Rodriguez.

$600 US Dollars = 448.675 euros, 375.77 UK Pounds, 595 Canadian dollars, 49,615.13 Japanese Yen, and 27,279 Indian Rupees

Six hundred translates into Zes honderd (Dutch), seicento (Italian), sex hundra (Swedish), Hatszáz (Hungarian), and DC (Roman numerals).

It’s very difficult to get credit with a credit score of 600 or below.

The Coca-Cola 600 is NASCAR’s longest race.

Six Hundred Degrees is a bakery in Tofino, BC

Here’s a New York Times story entitled “Six Hundred Sign, Doors, and Stoplights”

600 riders were in Tennyson’s The Charge of the Light Brigade

At age 600, Noah builds and boards the ark. (Genesis 7:6)

600 AD (CE)

  • A leap year starting on a Friday
  • Berber calendar 1550, Coptic calendar 316-317, and Hebrew calendar 4360-4361
  • World population passed 208 million people
  • Smallpox arrived in Europe
  • Sweden’s King Ingvar invades Estonia, but the locals kill him.
  • The Persians began using windmills for irrigation
  • The Hopewell Indian culture was fading in North America
  • Pope Gregory I gives us Gregorian chants.

600 BC

  • Armenia created
  • Nebuchadnezzar reign builds the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Pompeii founded
  • Etruscans capture Rome
  • First known use of iron (China)

Thanks for visiting today and in the post – yet hoping you return in the days ahead.

12 thoughts on “On 600

  1. wOOhoo Congrats Frank!

    Ahem six hundred translates into “Français” = French as “six cents” if read in English it almost sounds like “six sense” eh?

    Have a great weekend Frank!


    • Meesh,
      Ha ha … I intentionally left “six cents” off knowing that you would add it. 🙂 And it good to see my friends stopped by today. Many thanks and a good weekend to you too. BTW … we’re not used to below zero!


      • Frank,

        AhHa! you “classy” sly Ohioan! I thought you did that on purpose…

        Happy for “your” 1502 th comment that was contributed by you here + 2 more replies comments made here too WOOHOO! You’re smokin!

        You’re score is at 1504 by the way! Keep up the good work, I’ll keep tabs hahahaha

        Oh yes, Moosh1 said to say Hi! He’ll check in on Tuesday as usual.

        I also remind you to bundle up k?


        • Meesh,
          Oh no … 1984 is alive in well from Canada. ha ha … Replying is something that I learned from another blogger early on … and it seems the right thing to do. Besides, I also appreciate it when the owner responds to my comments, plus I shake my head when it goes ignored. Oh well … just me. Thanks a bunch!!!


    • Nancy,
      Many thanks. I like to do these number posts to mark on occasion – just a different way of looking at numbers. If I can remember to do so, I have a question for you coming in an email. Thanks for visiting today!


  2. 600 is also a type of car made by FIAT. And never fear a low “hits” number. Quality beats quantity every time! (OK, that’s really BS, but hey, I’m just trying to make you feel better!) 😉


    • John,
      Car models is something that I didn’t get into, but I saw them … thanks for the addition. Plus thanks for the kind words. LOL … Ah come on, did I sound down in this post?


    • (In best German accent) Nein! Nein! You are UP on ze post, und if you are down, you are down in ze hole! You cannot be down on a post, dumbkopf! Vas ist de matter mit you, eh? 😉
      (Hmm. A German with a Canadian accent. How did I manage to channel THAT guy? Wow!) 😀
      I always try to leave a person on the upswing. It makes it easier to get out of the way before they crash! 😀
      (Okay, I’ll go away now. I don’t care if YOU can’t stand anymore of me, ’cause I can’t stand anymore of me!)


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