This came up in my head, 'cause of a thread by quietlydying in Teen #6, in which she used a line from a song: "There's a thousand ways to sidestep me." She changed it to "There are a thousand ways to sidestep me," claiming it to be more gramatically correct.
Looking at it, I was wondering... is the subject "A thousand ways" considered singular or plural? Is the singularity of the thousand what is considered... or the plurality (is that a word?) of "ways?"
There just has (have) to be a few people out there who know the answer to this one...!