## What's so special about the number 5000?

• 5000 = 5 x 2 x 5 x 2 x 5 x 2 x 5
• 5000 = 50 + 150 + 250 + 350 + 450 + 550 + 650 + 750 + 850 + 950
• it is the largest number that doesn't repeat any of its letters when spelled in English - this feature is known as being "isogrammic"
• in binary code it is 1001110001000
• \$5000 bills were issued in the USA in 1878, 1918 and 1934
• the 5000m record for men is 12min 37.35secs and for women is 14mins 11.15secs
• Morgan Spurlock averaged 5000 calories each day for a month in making the documentary "Supersize Me"
• Jesus fed the 5000, using 5 loaves and 2 fish. The number "5" can signify grace and multiplying it by 1000 can indicate global scale - so 5000 might imply grace on a global scale (This idea is from the following website: http://www.theopenscroll.com/beyond_veil/feed5k.htm)

The Torana SLR 5000

Every car should use it.

The Nikon Coolpix 5000

Looks like a great movie!

The US \$5000 note

And maybe I should track some of this down to celebrate with

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