March 2- 8, 2006
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100 Number of pointsstill an NBA record, Kobescored by the Philadelphia Warriors' Wilt Chamberlain on March 2, 1962.
21 Number of issues put out by The Philadelphia Independent newspaper before it fell dormant in March 2005.
16 Number of blocks Bruce Willis has to travel while transporting Mos Def and trying to avoid Philly's David Morse in 16 Blocks, which opens March 3. SPOILER: In an M. Night-style twist, Willis tricks Morse by switching Mos Def with Philly band The Yah Mos Def. Works every time!
11 Number of acres of exhibits featured in the Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs March 5-12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Don't miss the GPTMC's Bendodendron and Chrysantheben displays.
2.5 Number of hours that had passed since the end of the posted parking payment period when I saw a man eagerly feeding quarters into a meter in Old City last week. Despite my suggestions to the contrary, he continued to insert change while saying, "Hey, if it still takes money, you better put it in." Either the PPA has people that paranoid, or they've hired some stealth marketers.