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One hundred

ONE-HUNDRED (five riddles)

1
Just us in your pocket
no more and no less
we add up to one.
What are we? Can you guess?
2
When water reaches me
You hear it bubble away.
Fancy a cuppa tea?
What am I? Can you say?
3
To find out who's the fastest
eight people side by side
run like mad along me.
What am I? You decide.
4
I happen on April 10 th
for three years in a row.
I'm April 9 th the following year.
What am I? Do you know?
5
Just us, in a line
no more and no less
we add up to one.
What are we? Can you guess?

Michael Rosen

Now have you, I ask, ever wondered
How one through to four make ONE HUNDRED?
It's easy- the sum
Of their cubes gives the ton
(If you got less or more then you blundered)

A Stanton

CricketAustralian cricketer Don Bradman needed only 4 runs from his final test innings to achieve an average of 100. He was dismissed on his second ball achieving an average of 99.94.

A googol is a 1 followed by 100 noughts

Sleeping beauty was woken by a prince after a 100 year snooze.

Argus was a monster with 100 eyes in Greek Mythology.

100 is a square number: 10 x 10 = 100 .

Blue whales grow to 100 feet long.

DolphinsThe common dolphin can have up to 100 teeth but people still enjoy swimming with them.

100 degrees Fahrenheit = 37.8 degrees centrigrade (Celsius).

A hockey pitch is 100 yards long.

100 degrees centigrade is the boiling point of water.

The Australian billygoat plum has 100 times more vitamin C than an orange. This is the richest natural source.

Ice hockeyAn ice hockey rink is 100 feet wide and 200 feet long.

Balmoral Castle, where the royal family reside in Scotland, is 100 feet high.

The average annual rainfall in Bangladesh is 100 inches.

The highest face values British coin is the £100 22 carat gold Britannia, first issued in 1987.