Thursday, July 27, 2006

T13 ~ Numbers Edition

Thirteen of Lyn's Favorite Numbers

What does this week's T13 reveal about me? That I like trivia, numbers, games, and contests. Can you guess the popular or historic reference and/or meaning to each of the cryptic numbers below? An extra credit set for those who are more obsessed with numbers than I am! (No googling!)

(Update Noon: Answers in Parentheses)
1) 90125 (Yes album, 1983)
2) 8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (Jenny's # by Tommy Tutone 1981)
3) 666 (Mark of the Beast, well Damien works too)
4) 11.22.63 (Date of JFK's assasination)
5) 90210 (Beverly Hills, never watched it)
6) 007 (James Bond, Licensed to Kill)
7) 3.1415926... (Pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter)
8) 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55... (The Fibonacci Sequence)
9) 4 8 15 16 23 42 (Number is the TV Show LOST)
10) 101 (Lots of good answers so far; I was thinking "intro" course work)
11) 1984 (Van Halen's album, sure, but I had George Orwell in mind)
12) 9/11 (September 11, 2001)
13) 13 (Unlucky #, but only if you think it's unlucky!)

Extra Credit Set (okay, some letters thrown in too)
14) i (the square root of -1 is the imaginary number i)
15) 98.6 (approximate core body temperature of the average person)
16) - 273.15 degree Celsius (absolute zero or 0 kelvin, a hypothetical temperature characterized by a complete absence of heat energy)
17) 37-23-36 or 35-22-35 (Marily Monroe's measurements)
18) 221b (Sherlock Holme's address on Baker Street)
19) NCC-1701 (Starship Enterprise)

20) 10100 (a googol, a 1 with 100 zeros following it)

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  1. LOL I only know a couple...

    #3) Damien
    #5) BH 90210
    #6) James Bond
    #12) Twin Towers

    #14) Roman numeral?
    #15) Radio station?

    That's it for me. Happy Thursday!

  2. OK I'll have a go at it ...

    1) 90125 - i'd have to look it up

    2) 8-6-7-5-3-0-9 - Jenny's number

    3) 666 - oh so you like The Omen?

    4) 11.22.63 - JFK assassination

    5) 90210 - Why Bevery Hills 90210 of course

    6) 007 - Bond, James Bond

    7) 3.1415926 - pi, the number that never ends

    8) 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 - the Fibonacci sequence -

    9) 4 8 15 16 23 42 - no idea

    10) 101 - ummm Dalmations?

    11) 1984 - Jame Orwell novel

    12) 9/11 - September 11th

    13) 13 - I'm Guessing the Friday the 13th horror movies

    Extra Credit Set (okay, some letters thrown in too)
    14) i (the letter i if you can't read it) - the number 1 in roman numerals

    15) 98.6 - normal human body temperature

    16) - 273.15 would have to look it up

    17) 37-23-36 or 35-22-35 - Barbie's measurements?

    18) 221b - no idea

    19) NCC-1701 - Star Trek enterprise

  3. Looks like mama kelly figured most of them out..^5
    I think I knew about 7.
    My TT is up

  4. Looks like Mama Kelly beat us all to it! I'm thinking that -273.15 is absolute zero (as in O Kelvins). I should know that after all the chemistry I've studied. If I got it wrong, well, how embarrassing for me :D LOL

    And #20 is Google

  5. Hmmm... I recognize a few...but #5 on top of being a tv show from the 90's adds up to 13... and #8 was in the daVinci code... each of the previous 2 numbers add up to the next. Not too good with numbers!!! I am one who does like the number 13 though!!

    Happy TT!!

  6. I bet you loved the Da Vinci Code. Thanks for visiting my TT!

  7. I think I've been beaten to all the guesses, so I'll just say that even numbers rule and odd numbers drool! *g*

  8. 1) your zip code? 5) Luke Perry, of course 6) Bond.James Bond 7) symbol for pi 11) famous book 12) WTC and Pentagon, United 93 and 13) Thursday Thirteen!

  9. Hi, what a great site. Am calling over from `The Queer Chef', best wishes, The Artist

  10. My T13 is Up with Original artwork. BTW 221b is Sherlock Holms address on Baker Street.

  11. Everyone beat me to the punch with the answers to the ones I knew but you did get my brain moving.

  12. only the ones i know.

    2. Jenny!
    3. the devil
    4. jfk
    5. beverly hills
    6 bond. james bond.
    7. pi
    8. fibonacci
    11. van halen
    12. sad day
    13. unlucky
    15. body temp
    16. kelvin
    19. enterprise

    so do we get answers too? :)

  13. I'm not nearly as good with numbers. Most of these I don't have a clue.

    #3 Mark of the beast
    #5 Some TV show
    #6 James Bond
    #7 Pi
    #10 Dalmations?
    #11 George Orwell's book
    #12 Terrorist attack on America
    #13 Traditional unlucky number
    #15 Average normal body temperature

  14. 1. rock group
    2. Being a Jenny I sure DO know this number hehe
    3. Antichrist
    4. JFK
    5. I still heart Brandon (TV series)
    6. My name is Bond.. James Bond
    7. PI
    8. every figure is the sum of the two previous
    9. LOST
    10. dalmatians or number 5 in binary code
    12. Terrorist attack in USA
    13. Either as the unlucky number or the number of items in a TT list or the number of that specific part of YOUR list.
    14. i am? i=eye?
    15. body temp

  15. Happy Thursday! Your trying to fry my brain cells!

  16. Okay, I have to come back later when I'm more alert. Happy T13!

  17. You know...I like the number 17 and I have no idea why.

    My My Thursday Thirteen is up!

    Happy Thursday!

  18. interesting. will you be posting the answers later?

    my 13 are up too at my new blog. woo!

  19. What a mind you have Lyn! I only got about 5. My TT is up.

  20. Alright, I'll give this a go (before I read the other comments):
    1. Rock group
    2. Call Jenny :)
    3. Mark of the beast
    4. Kennedy?
    5. Beverly Hills, babyee!
    6. Bond, James Bond
    7. Pi
    8. Fibonacci Sequence?
    9. Lost
    10. Dalmatians?
    11. George Orwell book
    12. Terrorist attack date
    13. Thursday 13 ?

    14. The square root of -1 (imaginary number)
    15. "normal" body temperature
    16. 0 Kelvin
    17. Barbie's measurements if she were real?
    18. Sherlock Holmes' address on Baker St.
    19. USS Enterprise
    20. A trillion?

  21. 90125 - the Yes album by that name
    8675309 - That's Jenny's number!
    666- The number on Damien's head
    112263 - JFK Blown away, what else do I have to say?
    90210 - What a show! Loved Marcia Cross in that.
    007 - Bond, James Bond
    3.14.... Gimme some PI, baby!

    4 8 15, etc...LOST!! Let's let Locke type them in!
    101 - Dalmations OR the length of some cigarette "a silly millimeter longer, 101" I recall from the 60's
    1984 - Orwell or Van Halen!
    9/11 - Almost 5 years ago now.
    13 - unlucky!!

    98.6 - so-called "normal" body temp
    -273.15 - absolute zero, which always boggles my mind
    35-22-35 - Marilyn's bod, I'm guessing. But at which point in life? Or maybe it's Barbie's real measurements.
    221b - The home of one Sherlock Holmes, detective.
    NCC-1701 - Captain Kirk's original Enterprise. Beam me up.
    10 to the hundredth - How can I not googol it?

  22. I had no idea. VERY interesting. ;)

  23. I think I got most of them! That was a lot of fun, and I'm usually terrible with numbers in general but that was such a neat 'mystery' that it sucked me in. Happy 13!

  24. I love it that when I come here, I get a challenge. I was too tempted this week to read the comments and see what everyone else wrote...looks like they did a good job!
    My TT is up!

  25. Ok, I probably only know a handful of these, and I think most everyone else would know them too. I want to know when the correct answers will be posted!

    Great T13, loved it! Thanks for the challenge :)

    Have a great day, mine is up too...

  26. 1) 90125 (I don't know)
    2) 8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (Jenny's number)
    3) 666 (Luke's number)
    4) 11.22.63 (I don't know)
    5) 90210 (Beverly Hills)
    6) 007 (Jimmy B's number)
    7) 3.1415926 (I don't know)
    8) 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 (I don't know)
    9) 4 8 15 16 23 42 (LOST?)
    10) 101 (?)
    11) 1984 (George Orwell)
    12) 9/11 (nine eleven)
    13) 13 (Thursday)

    Cool TT! I played too. How many did I get right? Stacie

  27. Darn, by the time I get here the answers are posted by others. Well, I got a few, but since I'm not a numbers person, I did pathetically bad :-(

    I always enjoy your lists! I learn a lot!

  28. #11 The year I was born? haha

    ~Anyway my TTs Up...kinda late...but up~

  29. Fun list! Of all the lists I read, yours was the one that required the most thinking!

  30. Answers have now been posted. Thank you for participating! :-)

  31. while I appreciate your goal to get 100 comments, it's just too much work, and my job actually got busy, so I don't have time. (I've gotten 100 comments before, it took visiting more than 200 blogs.) I say you go for it! I'll cheer you on!

  32. Awesome TT, even if I came after the answers. Really Fun! I enjoy puzzles and numbers.
    Have a great Thursday!

  33. Great list...I arrived after the answers.

    My TT is up here.

  34. haha i could NEVER come up with that!

    i like the fibonacci sequence :)

  35. Don't you know it's too late for an old person like me to play games? :)

    My TT is finally up! Slow today.


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