Numbers 101-366

Compiled by Peter Y. Chou,


Lord of Arimnium, marble, porphyry, serpentine,
Whose men, Sigismundo's, came with more than an hundred
wheeled ox carts and deported, for the beautifying
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), The Cantos (I-XVI), (1925);
The Cantos (1-95), New Directions, NY, 1956, p. 36
Commentary on Canto IX


Shooting star: Curry makes 105 straight 3s post-practice
(Stephen Curry made 105 straight 3-pointers from the
same baseline spot to finish practice Saturday leading
into Golden State's game Sunday game at Chicago.)
(By Janie McCauley, Yahoo News, 12-26-2020)


108 Images is the title of a book by Allen Ginsberg
Published by Umberto Allemandi, Turin, Italy, for
for Fred Hoffman Fine Art, Santa Monica, California, 1995.
The exhibit of Ginsberg's photos was curated by Nicolò Asta,
June 8-September 15, 1995, in Giudecca, Venice.
(Stanford Library: PS3513.I74.Z47.1995)


"The whole number of stones now visible, amounts to one hundred and nine."
(Edgar A. Poe, Stonehenge, The Giant's Dance
Burton's Gentleman's Magazine & American Monthly Review, June 1840)


Alex Shibicky scored 110 goals and 91 assists in the NHL
for the New York Rangers over 8 seasons, winning the 1940 Stanley cup.
He died on July 9, 2005 in South Surrey, British Columbia, at age 91.
(NY Times, July 22, 2005)


The Pop artist James Rosenquist's F-111 (1965) hangs in
New York's MOMA's sixth-floor temporary-exhibition gallery in Queens.
(NY Times, Oct. 3, 2004)


Long Island is located in Southeast New York in the Northeast part of the United States, beginning at New York Harbor approximately 0.35 miles from Manhattan Island & extending eastward into the Atlantic Ocean. Long Island is 118 miles long, going eastward from NY Harbor to Montauk Point, with a maximum north-to-south distance
of 23 miles between Long Island Sound and the Atlantic coast. Longest island in contiguous U.S.


122 snowflakes counted by Mooch the cat
in Patrick McDonell's comics strip Mutts
(Mercury News, January 11, 2022)


1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3 4
1 2 3

1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3 4
1 2 3

1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3

1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3 4
1 2 3

Robert Lax (1915-2000), "1 2 3" (1962)
New Poems 1962/1985, Coracle Press, London, p. 14


Number of drinking fountains in Central Park = 125
About Central Park

"Jitterbug Days" by Kevin Baker is an article on 125th Street Harlem in Manhattan.
(NY Times, 1-22-2006)


Beethoven's manuscript, from the Scherzo of the String Quartet in E flat (Op. 127)
was sold Sotheby's auction on Dec. 5, 2003 for $2.03 million.


C-130 Hercules is a military transport aircraft and one of the few
planes that has remained in continuous production for 50 years.
(Willis M. Hawkins, principal designer)

The Castle of the Xunantunich Mayan ruins outside San Ignacio,
Belize, in 2002. The ruins rise 130 feet above a main plaza.
(NY Times, 9-6-2005)

There are 130 short numbered poems in On a Deserted Shore
by Kathleen Raine (1908-2003),
published by The Dolmen Press, London, 1973
A prologue poem "The faint stars said" is dated 7 Sept. 1969
and epilogue poem "Suddenly the trees looked strangely beautiful:
are unnumbered in this volume of poetry.


San Francisco Hidden Garden Steps
The Hidden Garden Steps project has
created and installed a public art space,
a 148-step mosaic tile staircase which is
the extension of 16th Avenue between
Kirkham and Lawton streets. Artists,
Aileen Barr & Colette Crutcher, are
responsible for the first ceramic-tiled
stairway. (Mercury News, 5-10-2021)


Time for distraction. I'll count to 150. Count to 150 by threes.
I'll start at 150 and work back by threes and fours:
147, 143, 136, 133, 129, 126, 122, 119. Tedium. I'll return
to the search, cross-legged, silencing the mind. Do I have legs?
My body has: I can cross & uncross them. I cross them now
and sit with— is it mine?— my spine erect.
I sit with spine erect & stare, not fiercely, into the dark.
I am searching again, as I always am, as I always do.
One way as good as another.

Robert Lax (1915-2000), "Time for distraction" (1982)
33 Poems, (Ed. Thomas Kellein), New Directions, NY, 1988, p. 187


The FDA warned against eating fresh bagged spinach after an outbreak of E. coli
in eight states killed one person and sickened at least 49. They found a virulent
strain of E. coli known as 0157:H7, which produces a toxin that can lead
to bloody diarrhea, kidney failure and, in rare cases, death.
(NY Times, Sept. 15, 2006)


Isaac Bruce of the Los Angeles Rams ranks third in NFL Super Bowl single game
receiving with 6 receptions and 162 yards in Super Bowl XXXIV (2000).
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, p. 923


165 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA was the former office building
of high-tech start-up companies: Logitech, PayPal, Danger, and Google.
(The Right Place, San Jose Mercury News, 8-5-2004)


John Riggins of the Washington Redskins ranks third in NFL Super Bowl
single game rushing with 166 yards in Super Bowl XVII (1983).
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, p. 923


Sidd Finch a New York Mets phenom fired baseballs at 168 miles an hour
in a George Plimpton 14-page exposé for Sports Illustrated (April 1, 1985).
(NY Times, April 1, 2005)


"Mott Street Blues" by Richard Morgan is a story about condo development
at 173 East Broadway in Chinatown and escalating real estate prices.
(NY Times, Jan. 22, 2006)


the first goodbye
the second goodbye
the third goodbye
the fourth goodbye
the fifth goodbye
the sixth goodbye
the seventh goodbye
the eighth goodbye
the ninth goodbye
the tenth goodbye
the eleventh goodbye
the twelfth goodbye
the hundred & twenty-first goodbye
the hundred & forty-fourth goodbye
the hundred & eighty-ninth goodbye

Robert Lax (1915-2000), "the first goodbye" (1960)
33 Poems, (Ed. Thomas Kellein), New Directions, NY, 1988, p. 61

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is the collective name for a number of activities people undertake to search for intelligent extraterrestrial life. SETI Institute was founded in 1984. Its mission is "to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe." The address of SETI Institute is 189 Bernado Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043.


Marcus Allen of the Los Angeles Raiders ranks second in NFL Super Bowl
single game rushing with 191 yards in Super Bowl XVIII (1984).
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, p. 923


Ricky Sanders of the Washington Redskins ranks second in NFL Super Bowl
single game receiving with 9 receptions and 193 yards in Super Bowl XXII (1988).
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, p. 923


The four chapters or books (padas) of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra
consist of a total of 195 aphorisms (circa 200 B.C.)


Timmy Smith of Washington Redskins ranks first in NFL Super Bowl
single game rushing with 204 yards in Super Bowl XXII (1988).
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, p. 923


Boom Overture Airliner is a proposed Mach 1.7, 55-passenger
supersonic airliner with 4888
miles of range. It is planned to
be introduced in 2029 by Boom Technology. It will be under
construction in 2022, and rollout in 2025. The 205-foot-long aircraft can climb to the edge of space at 60,000 feet. A 12-hour, 45-minute flight from Los Angeles to Seoul, South Korea, would be six hours, 45 minutes. Can carry 65-88 passengers in business class. (By Kurt Snibbe, Mercury News, 8-15-2021, B15)


The 210th Day is a short fiction by Soseki Natsume (1867-1916)
translated by Sammy Il. Tsunematsu, Tuttle Publishing, Tokyo, 2002, 90 pp.
The Japanese edition Nihyaku Toka was published in 1906.
It's a story of Kei and Roku climbing the rumbling Mount Aso
as it threatens to erupt. They encounter a storm on the 210th day
(the lunar calendar day traditionally associated with typhoons).


Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers ranks first in NFL Super Bowl single game
receiving with 11 receptions and 215 yards in Super Bowl XXIII (1989).
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, p. 923


221 Syllables at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center
is a poem by Allen Ginsberg composed of 13 haikus
of 17 syllables each. Haiku #4, #7, #11 of poem:

Moonless thunder— yellow dandelions flash in fields of rainy grass.

A dandelion seed floats above the marsh grass with the mosquitos.

In the half-light of dawn a few birds warble under the Pleiades.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997),
White Shroud: Poems 1980-1985,
"221 Syllables at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center"
Harper& Row, New York, 1986, p. 41


The Theravada School of Buddhism has 227 vinaya rules on monastic discipline.
(Lineages and History of Buddhism; Code of Discipline)


San Jose had a 237-foot electric light tower arched over
Market & Santa Clara Street. It was built in 1881 proposed
by J.J. Owen, publisher of the San Jose Mercury. It collapsed
in a storm in December 1915. Gustave Eiffel paid a visit
to San Jose in the 1880s and was inspired by the city's
downtown 237-foot light tower to create his 984-foot
Eiffel Tower in Paris that bears his name.
(Mercury News, July 31,2017;
Mercury News, Feb. 24, 2019)


Adwaitya, an Aldabran tortoise died Wednesday (March 22, 2006) at the Calcutta zoo. He is believed to have been about 250 years old, born in the same year as Mozart (1756) nearly 80 years older than the next-oldest animal, a 176-year-old Galapagos tortoise in Australia. NY Times, March 28, 2006)


San Jose Communications Hill Stairs
Communications Hill is a neighborhood located
in the San Juan Bautista Hills of San Jose, CA.
The 252 step staircase offers stunning views
of San Jose. It leads to top of Communications Hill,
named for the 114-foot decommissioned microwave tower at its peak. Architect Daniel Solomon designed the stairs utilizing inspiration from better known Telegraph Hill, which leads visitors up 400 steps
to SF's Coit Tower. (Mercury News, 5-10-2021)


Bob Beamon wore uniform number 254 when he set the world's long jump
record of 29 feet 2.5 inches at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
He shattered the world record by an unbelievable 21.75 inches.


The Maximum Capacity
of this room
is 262 people

262 people

The Maximum Capacity
of this room
is 262 people

Robert Lax (1915-2000), "The Maximum Capacity" (1960)
33 Poems, (Ed. Thomas Kellein), New Directions, NY, 1988, p. 59


A young supernova was recently detected in Arp 299,
a colliding galaxy pair 140 million light-years away.
NASA (NY Times, June 3, 2003)


Roger Clemens 300 Poster reprinted from the June 15, 2003 issue
of The New York Times celebrating Clemens' 300th victory.

John Elway threw for 300 touchdowns and 51,475 yards
in his 16-year career with the Denver Broncos


"The View From Room 306" is an OP-ED article by David Brooks on visiting
Room 306 of Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee where Martin Luther King, Jr.
was shot on the second floor balcony on April 4, 1968. (NY Times, April 4, 2008)


New York City adopts a 311 hot line for public complaints.


Kiev's 11th century monastery, The Holy Assumption Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is the oldes in Old Rus and Ukraine. Its domes and Great Bell Tower is just under
317 feet high. (NY Times, April 3, 2005)


Michelangelo painted 343 figures on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling (1508-1512).
(Sistine Chapel Ceiling,


Greg Maddux gets 350th career win as San Diego Padres beat Colorado Rockies 3-2. Maddux is the ninth MLB pitcher to win 350 games. The 42-year-old Maddux (3-3) improved to 350-217 in 23rd seasons. Maddux threw only 68 pitches in 6 innings, with one strikeout and no walks. Maddux won four NL Cy Young Awards, one World Series championship and a record 17 Gold Glove Awards.
(Associated Press, May 11, 2008)



The autumn wind is light,
The autumn moon is bright;
Fallen leaves gather but then disperse,
A cold crow roosts but again he stirs;
I think of you, and wo 357

Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers ranks third in NFL Super Bowl
single game passing with 357 yards in Super Bowl XXIII (1989).
Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles ranks third in NFL Super Bowl
single game passing with 357 yards in Super Bowl XXXIX (2005).
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, p. 923


Kurt Warner of the Los Angeles Rams ranks second in NFL Super Bowl
single game passing with 365 yards in Super Bowl XXXVI (2002).
[1st: Kurt Warner, Los Angeles Rams, 414 yards, Super Bowl XXXIV (2000)]
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, p. 923

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