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Old 02-15-2019, 12:08 PM
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1. 69 - Nice
2. 420 - blaze it!
3. Pi - it tastes good
4. Tau - hipster pi
5. 17 - I just like this number
6. 1729 - also a fun number
7. 18 - kinda neat for some reason.
8. 0 - is that a number?
9. e - Euler's
10. phi - all the numbers named after Greek letters
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Huh. I had forgotten about zero, and had no clue what the winner was going to be. And no one spoiled it for once, either!

Fun list; would count again. Thanks for running the show, Bulgakov!

My numbers:
  1. 0451 - You're just going to trim this leading zero, but it's important, so I'm including it anyway. This is a recurring 4-digit keycode in many different video games. It's kind of the video game key code equivalent of a Wilhelm scream. More details here: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=0451
  2. 200.6 - The maximum possible map completion % in Castlevania: Symphony of the night, and instantly recognizable to many around these parts.
  3. 3103030 - Conversely, the only people on TT who could possibly get this reference are Octo, Teg, and Johnny, and even they might not see it. Anyway, there was a very catchy tv jingle. Two different jingles for the same number, in fact!
  4. 108 - Stars of Destiny. I could claim that I'm referencing classical Chinese literature, but we all know that I'm actually referencing Suikoden.
  5. 47 - The number of everyone's favourite wise-cracking Star Wars murder droid.
  6. 209 - The cool robots from Robocop.
  7. 27 - A very notable recurring number in the roguelike Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. I want each and every DCSS fan who participated in this list and didn't vote for this to know that I'm very disappointed in them.
  8. 151 - The number of Pokemon in the original release of Red/Blue.
  9. 742 - Evergreen Terrace, Springfield
  10. 3030 - I love 30-30 from Bravestarr. I wasn't sure if I should vote for this or 30 instead, but I'll be shocked if there's any collision with other votes either way.
  11. 88 - I had a NASCAR phase in high school, and this was Dale Jarret's number. Also the time-travel speed from Back to the Future.
  12. Pi / π - I used to memorize digits of Pi for fun in junior high, but gave up at ~100 digits when a friend told me that he'd already memorized it to 1000 digits. These days I can only rattle off the first dozen or so reliably until I trip over my own tongue.
  13. 255 - The largest possible number for certain variables in poorly-coded games before you can start breaking things in new and exciting ways.
  14. 787 - https://frinkiac.com/meme/S07E11/134...B0byBzd2luZy4=
  15. 22 - Catch-22 is one of my favourite books.
  16. 99 - Jerk marketers think that we're too dumb to round this up to 100. They're right! Also the maximum experience level in many JRPGs, and the MP cost of Meteo.
  17. 1 - A singularly important number. Also the loneliest number, so maybe placing high on this list will help it to feel loved.
  18. 2 - The lowest prime number, and the only prime number that can't be expressed as the sum of two primes!
  19. 100 - I like this number an order of magnitude more than that jerk 10.
  20. 555 - It's very funny to me that we have a special fake telephone number reserved for use on TV shows.
  21. 8 - Used as part of an insult in my car's vanity license plates, and used to describe one of my favourite video game generations.
  22. 19 - I used to play a lot of Cribbage as a child, and I always enjoyed using 19 to describe a hand with 0 points (since 19 is not a possible cribbage hand).
  23. 42 - Obligatory HHG reference.
  24. 777 - Jackpot!
  25. 411 - I like that I can use this in place of a word when asking for details on a topic.
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:30 PM
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Thanks, Bulgakov! I had a great time reading this thread. So silly and so fun.

My list:

1 - 8.
2 - 2.
3 - j.
4 - Pi*i.
5 - Square root of 2.
6 - 1.616229×10^(−35). (This is approximately the Planck Length in SI units. Quantum mechanics and general relativity are mysterious enough. How about this magical scale where we need a description which simultaneously describes gravitational and quantum phenomena? So interesting!)
7 - 98. (Great year for videogames. The soccer team i support won the Copa Libertadores. I was 10, and happy.)
8 - 0.
9 - \frac{\pi^2}{6} (the solution to the classic Basel problem. so beautiful).
10 - 29. (the return of Saturn!!!).
11 - e.
12 - The Euler–Mascheroni constant, that is, 0.577215664901532860606512090082402431042159335939 92... (it appeared everywhere in the only academic work i did, so i have a certain fondness for it. it is irrational? i certainly don't know! i don't even know if mathematicians know!!)
13 - 1 + j + k + i.
14 - 17.
15 - 7.
16 - i.
17 - 64.
18 - 6.674×10^(−11) (approximately the gravitational constant in SI units).
19 - 1.
20 - 4.
21 - 37.
22 - 25.
23 - 5.
24 - 10.
25 - 81.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:25 PM
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Most of mine have pretty obvious reasoning or I already explained them, but I'll explain a couple of them here.

1. 0
2. 1
3. -1
4. i
5. 2
6. π
7. √2
8. e
9. 3
10. Phi
11. 4
12. 9
13. 16
14. 5
15. 36 - The smallest number that is both square and triangular.
16. 8
17. 17
18. 1989 - The year I was born and the year a bunch of other big important stuff happened.
19. 27 - I don't think I was thinking of the Weird Al significance when I voted for this, but maybe it's just buried itself that deep in my psyche. Also, the number of outs per side in a baseball game.
20. 32 - the number of my favourite baseball player, Roy Halladay.
21. 7
22. 64
23. 29 - my current age
24. 6
25. 52 - the number of cards in a standard deck of playing cards.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:32 PM
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Thanks for a fun list!

I didn't have much time to put my submission together, so it's pretty much just whatever popped into my head first, barely edited. Asterisks made the main list, ~ got honorable mentioned.


*1. 42 - I can't not, given my childhood (also my age rn? wtf.)
*2. Aleph-null - just the best known infinity
*3. 7 - not just lucky, but all over Bungie's Marathon series
*4. pi - so useful
*5. 69 - nice
6. 1976 - birth year
*7. i - imagination is magic
*8. 0 - v important
*9. 1 - the loneliest number
*10. 108 - stars of destiny
11. 47 - was a thing for my dad in college
12. 2109 - an address
*13. 151 - gen 1 pokemon
14. 63130 - old zip
15. 27278 - new zip
16. 0923 - a date
17. 0312 - another date
18. 0103 - another date, which I should really let go of
*19. 6.023x10^23 - Avodgadro's #
20. 3881 - the CP of my most powerful Pokemon in GO (a Mewtwo)
*21. VI - number of one of my favorite Final Fantasys
*22. XII - the other one
*23. 8 - I really liked The Last Jedi
24. 9.2956×10^7 - miles to the sun (an Astronomical Unit in imperial, which is silly)
~25. 9.4607×10^15 - meters in a light year




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[*]200.6 - The maximum possible map completion % in Castlevania: Symphony of the night, and instantly recognizable to many around these parts.
Nice. Might've used that if I'd thought of it.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:18 PM
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1. 0
2. 1
3. -1
4. Avagarado's Number
5. i: square root of -1
6. e: Euler's
7. 7
8. 1/3
9. 9,223,372,036,854,775,807
10. 10
11. 16
12. 8
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:58 PM
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An interesting thing that Bulgakov didn't mention about zero: bees understand the concept of it.

Here's my first round list and why I picked them:
  1. 0 (zero) - It's nothing but it's also something and everything.
  2. .25 or 25 cents (A quarter) - A valuable amount of money for an arcade gamer.
  3. 9999 - Maximum damage in many Final Fantasy games.
  4. 2 (1 in binary) - Computers pay my bills and also allow us to do this.
  5. 16 - A good number of bits for a video game console.
  6. Pi / Archimedes' constant - It's a nice round number.
  7. 3 - It's a magic number.
  8. 8 - Also a good number of bits for a video game console.
  9. Avogadro constant - Count them atoms or molecules.
  10. 255 - The maximum positive value of an 8 bit number.
  11. R (universal gas constant) - I would say it's a solid number but that's the wrong phase of matter.
  12. 12 - The month and day of my birth.
  13. 13 - Because fuck triskadekaphobia.
  14. 3735928559 - DEADBEEF in hexadecimal.
  15. 73 - Binary 1001001 (In distress.)
  16. 2600 - As in the Atari, the first home video game console I ever had.
  17. 50 - It's a good number of entries for a list of things that are ordered based on their popularity.
  18. 4 - [Redacted]
  19. 20 - It's nice number of sides for a die (icosahedron).
  20. 292 - Check my user title.
  21. 200 - An OK HTTP response code.
  22. 10 - Makes a fairly nice base for a number system
  23. 2^19937-1 - Let's do the Mersenne twist!*
  24. e (Euler's number) - Euler?
  25. 1024 (2^10) - The multiple for computer storage.

*I am not interested in hearing anyone's opinion on the Mersenne twister PRNG. I'm just trying to make a joke here.

For the second round I had removed DEADBEEF, 2600, 2^19937-1 and 200 from my list. I added 8675309 and 1000000000000066600000000000001 because I can't believe I had forgotten the former and I thought the latter was neat (once I found out what it was.) And I added 256 - I guess just for the heck of it. I also had split .25 or 25 into two entries in order to cover my bases.

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8. 12 (good zodiac size. Thanks for ruining that shit, Ophiuchus, you jerk)
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:24 PM
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Huh. I had forgotten about zero, and had no clue what the winner was going to be. And no one spoiled it for once, either!

Fun list; would count again. Thanks for running the show, Bulgakov!

My numbers:
  1. 0451 - You're just going to trim this leading zero, but it's important, so I'm including it anyway. This is a recurring 4-digit keycode in many different video games. It's kind of the video game key code equivalent of a Wilhelm scream. More details here: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=0451
  2. 200.6 - The maximum possible map completion % in Castlevania: Symphony of the night, and instantly recognizable to many around these parts.
  3. 3103030 - Conversely, the only people on TT who could possibly get this reference are Octo, Teg, and Johnny, and even they might not see it. Anyway, there was a very catchy tv jingle. Two different jingles for the same number, in fact!
  4. 108 - Stars of Destiny. I could claim that I'm referencing classical Chinese literature, but we all know that I'm actually referencing Suikoden.
  5. 47 - The number of everyone's favourite wise-cracking Star Wars murder droid.
  6. 209 - The cool robots from Robocop.
  7. 27 - A very notable recurring number in the roguelike Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. I want each and every DCSS fan who participated in this list and didn't vote for this to know that I'm very disappointed in them.
  8. 151 - The number of Pokemon in the original release of Red/Blue.
  9. 742 - Evergreen Terrace, Springfield
  10. 3030 - I love 30-30 from Bravestarr. I wasn't sure if I should vote for this or 30 instead, but I'll be shocked if there's any collision with other votes either way.
  11. 88 - I had a NASCAR phase in high school, and this was Dale Jarret's number. Also the time-travel speed from Back to the Future.
  12. Pi / π - I used to memorize digits of Pi for fun in junior high, but gave up at ~100 digits when a friend told me that he'd already memorized it to 1000 digits. These days I can only rattle off the first dozen or so reliably until I trip over my own tongue.
  13. 255 - The largest possible number for certain variables in poorly-coded games before you can start breaking things in new and exciting ways.
  14. 787 - https://frinkiac.com/meme/S07E11/134...B0byBzd2luZy4=
  15. 22 - Catch-22 is one of my favourite books.
  16. 99 - Jerk marketers think that we're too dumb to round this up to 100. They're right! Also the maximum experience level in many JRPGs, and the MP cost of Meteo.
  17. 1 - A singularly important number. Also the loneliest number, so maybe placing high on this list will help it to feel loved.
  18. 2 - The lowest prime number, and the only prime number that can't be expressed as the sum of two primes!
  19. 100 - I like this number an order of magnitude more than that jerk 10.
  20. 555 - It's very funny to me that we have a special fake telephone number reserved for use on TV shows.
  21. 8 - Used as part of an insult in my car's vanity license plates, and used to describe one of my favourite video game generations.
  22. 19 - I used to play a lot of Cribbage as a child, and I always enjoyed using 19 to describe a hand with 0 points (since 19 is not a possible cribbage hand).
  23. 42 - Obligatory HHG reference.
  24. 777 - Jackpot!
  25. 411 - I like that I can use this in place of a word when asking for details on a topic.
7th!?

My own list:

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27
0
1
e
pi
7
3
i
2*pi
-40
-273
32
98.6
300
72
8
1492
343
256
1024
144
212
60.5
90
33.333333...
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1) 11
2) 1
3) 111
4) 1.11
5) 11.1
6) -11
7) -1
8) -111
9) -11.1
10) -1.11
11) 1111
12) 1.111
13) 11.11
14) 111.1
15) -1111
16) -1.111
17) -11.11
18) -111.1
19) 11/111
20) 111/11
21) 1/11
22) -11/111
23) -111/11
24) -1/11
25) 0.111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 111111111111111111111111111

I think my head got stuck on a couple numbers

(1 and 11 are my favorites and it was fun trying to toss them together in as many ways I could think of with my limited math brain)
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:14 PM
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I wrote this list off the top of my head, in this order. Then I said, "Yeah, that looks right." I had obviously just watched the numberphile video about Belphegor's Prime. And I believe 192137192 was a number I had encountered randomly at work and found very satisfying.

1. 6
2. 0
3. 666
4. 777
5. 1000000000000066600000000000001
6. 2
7. 3
8. 1
9. 5
10. 19
11. 137
12. 192137192
13. 42
14. Googol
15. 12
16. 16
17. 60
18. 23
19. 18
20. 13
21. 1729
22. 4/5
23. 17
24. Pi
25. 7
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This was a really great list. I learned a lot, laughed a lot, and I even got some numbers on.

25. 1: Extraordinarily dull. The number you can do the least with, mathematically. Despite able to be divided by 1 and itself, it’s not a prime. Just garbage.

24. Zero: An important number, to be sure. Maybe the most important. But everyone’s going to vote for it so it goes near the bottom of my list.

23. 225: The limit of memory in 8-bit binary. If you’re far too invested in the world of video games you get familiar with 225 real quick.

22. 22: This small amount is the number of characters who’s combinations comprise the vast multitude of volumes in Borges’ “Library of Babel.”

21. A Million: The dividing number between “useful everyday comprehensibility” and “very large.”

20. Phi/1.6180339887: The Golden Ratio. Voting for the aesthetics of the thing.

19. 3: Trinities and triplets abound in our human experience. Threes show up all the time in religions, folklore, art, etc. Severian even named his dog after one! My favorite being the “Holy Trinity of Cajun Cuisine” which just means you put celery, peppers, and onions in everything.

18. 69105: In the popular 1980 text adventure “Zork” there is a pile of leaves covering a hidden grate. A snarky player can command the game to “count leaves,” upon which they are told “There are 69,105 leaves.” This joke was so well received that 69,105 showed up in many other games, my favorite being “Beyond Zork” which features 69,105 Christmas Tree monsters.

17. 602 Sextillion: Otherwise notated as 6.02 x 10^23 commonly called “a mole.” The number of atoms in one atomic mass of hydrogen. More big numbers should be named after animals.

16. 1.25 Quintillion: Speaking of atoms, one grain of salt has this many (half of which are sodium).

15. 1,122: The number of times a neutron star spins in a second. Also, a very pretty number. One one, two two.

14. A Billion: Actually one of two numbers depending on what side of the Atlantic you hail from. The Brits rationally called it a million millions, while the States insisted it was actually a thousand million. Eventually, of course, the American definition won out.

13. 5.88 Trillion: The number of miles in a light year. With all our Star Wars and Fireflies it's easy to forget just how crazy far a distance this is.

12. 2,000,000,000,000: The estimated number of galaxies in the universe. There’s probably more.

11. 158,962,555,217,826,360,000: The number of possible settings on the cypher generating Enigma Machine. Sherlock Holmes used a computer to crack the code.

10. 078051120: That is to say, 078-05-1120. the most stolen identity. In 1938 a wallet manufacturer in New York included a sample Social Security Number card with its product. The number on it belonged to the secretary of the company’s president and was used without her permission. Since then the Social Security Board estimates that over 40,000 people claimed this as their SSN and did so up to the late Seventies at least.

9. 1,001: The number of stories Scheherazade told to stave off her execution. Some editions of the Arabian Nights actually include one thousand and one stories, but most far less.

8. 100,000: In Egyptian hieroglyphics it’s represented by a frog.

7. G64: Graham’s Number. Not because it’s big or cute but because the problem Ronald Graham was attempting to solve when he came up with it was “Connect each pair of geometric vertices of an n-dimensional hypercube to obtain a complete graph on 2n vertices. Color each of the edges of this graph either red or blue. What is the smallest value of n for which every such coloring contains at least one single-colored complete subgraph on four coplanar vertices?” and isn’t that just the most MATH thing ever?

6. 57.06: The percent of alcohol in rum necessary to combust when poured over gun power and lit. This is how sailors ensued they weren’t being cheated out of their daily allotment of rum and came to be known as a liquor's “proof.” So 57.06 alcohol = 100 Degrees Proof.

5. 222: The most lopsided football game in history occurred in 1916 when the Georgia Tech Engineers beat the Cumberland College Bulldogs 222 to 0. The absolutely fascinating story of this game is covered in this pretty good video: https://youtu.be/doZzrsDJo-4

4. 1,000,000,000,000,066,600,000,000,000,001: Belphegor’s Prime. Both a prime and a palindrome, this number features a one followed by thirteen zeroes, followed by the number of the beast, followed by thirteen zeroes, followed by a one. Named after the demon prince Belphegor who tempts people with promises of technology and innovation. A sinister number to be sure.

3. 8: The most elegant even number. Perfectly weighted and composed. Sinuous yet grounded. The octave scale has eight tones, and eight caulicoles rise out of the leafage in a Corinthian capital. An eight turned on its side represents infinity. A blessed number, but not as good as...

2. 7: The most elegant odd number. Perfect for when you need more, but not too much. There’s just something beautifully symmetrical about it: two groups of three plus one more for texture.

1. 19009094300: That is to say, 1-900-909-4300.The Al Lewis’ Grampa Munster Junior Vampires of America Club Phone Hotline.
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[*]3103030 - Conversely, the only people on TT who could possibly get this reference are Octo, Teg, and Johnny, and even they might not see it. Anyway, there was a very catchy tv jingle. Two different jingles for the same number, in fact![/LIST]
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21. A Million: The dividing number between “useful everyday comprehensibility” and “very large.”

...

14. A Billion: Actually one of two numbers depending on what side of the Atlantic you hail from. The Brits rationally called it a million millions, while the States insisted it was actually a thousand million. Eventually, of course, the American definition won out.
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1. 19009094300: That is to say, 1-900-909-4300.The Al Lewis’ Grampa Munster Junior Vampires of America Club Phone Hotline.
This is the one correct answer and only one of us got it. Godspeed, Grandpo!
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25: -1. While I acknowledge the importance of this number, I would like to keep this list positive.
24: 22/7 (3.1428...) - Approximately pi.
23: 64 - 2^6. A good number for thunderdomes.
22: 144 - 12^2. The twelfth Fibonacci number. Gross.
21: 120 - 5! A highly composite number, a superabundant number, a colossally abundant number. Extremely abundant.
20: 65,536 - 2^16. An important number for computer science.
19: 255 - 2^8 - 1. The largest number that can be represented in eight bits.
18: 10 - The number of fingers on a normal human body and, not coincidentally, the base of our counting system. 1+2+3+4.
17: 12 - A dozen, a highly composite number, a semiperfect number, a sublime number.
16: 13 - A prime number, an unlucky number, and my wife's favorite number.
15: 8 - A power of two, a Fibonacci number, a lucky number, and my favorite number.
14: P - The universal parabolic constant.
13: 256 - 2^8.
12: 108 - A semiperfect number, an abundant number, a sacred number, and the ratio of the distance from Earth to the sun and the diameter of the sun.
11: K0 - Khinchin's constant.
10: i - The imaginary number.
9: 2^(1/12) - The musical interval between each half tone.
8: phi - The golden ratio.
7: ln 2 (0.693...) - A transcendental number.
6: sqrt 2 (1.414...) - The Pythagoras constant.
5: 60 - A highly composite number, a semiperfect number, an abundant number, the sum of a pair of twin primes, the sum of four consecutive primes, sandwiched between two primes. Quite possibly the most interesting number.
4: pi - The ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter.
3: 0 - The absence of numbers is a number. Is it a natural number? Depends whom you ask.
2: 1 - Probably the most important number of all time. An absolute unit.
1: e - Euler's number.
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Congrats, Mogri, that was the first time I ever laughed at an absolute unit joke!
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I am irrationally* proud of that joke.

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Thanks for the list! Got to see some new things, which was great.

1. 1
2. 0
3. -1
4. e
5. pi
6. i
7. 0b ("second" zero of the line with two origins; this got disqualified though)
8. c (speed of light)
9. ω1 (least uncountable ordinal)
10. 0x5F3759DF (see: fast inverse square root)
11. 2^0.5
12. ω−1 (least infinite ordinal, minus 1, in the surreal numbers)
13. golden ratio (1 + 5^0.5)/2
14. The irrational number that's the limit of the sequence .1, .101, .101001, .1010010001, ... (not formally named to my knowledge, but commonly used in educational discussions of irrational numbers)
15. NA (Avogadro's constant)
16. G (gravitational constant)
17. h (Planck constant)
18. Λ (cosmological constant)
19. 1/2 (smallest possible quantum spin)
20. Graham's number (at one time said to be the largest number ever used in a proof, large enough that it's impractical to express in any commonly used notation)
21. googol (good naming)
22. 2^77232917 − 1 (largest known prime)
23. 1.21 * 10^9 (in watts; see: Back to the Future)
24. eleventy-one (also good naming; see: Fellowship of the Ring)
25. 8675309
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@johnny - Those pizza commercials are polished gold. I can't express how much I love those CG penguins. The TEETH. My god. Computers were a mistake.

@bulgakov - Your list was fine. I rate it numbers/numbers.

Here is mine:

1. 3 - A magic number in many ways. The rule of thirds.
2. 13 - The traditionally unlucky number.
3. 1138 - A significant number for certain sci-fi nerds.
4. 1985 - The number on the A.D. calendar in which I was born.
5. pi - pi.
6. 7 - A prime number, and considered lucky in many cultures. Seven seas, seven continents, seven heavens.
7. 151 - The number of Pokemon in the original Kanto Pokedex.
8. 4 - The supertitious equivalent of 13 in Japanese culture, where it is sometimes a homonym for the word that means "death."
9. 144,000 - A number significant to several religions.
10. 9,000 - Anything over this and you'd be too powerful.
11. 9,999 - The maximum amount of HP damage possible with a single attack in many Final Fantasy games.
12. 12 - The number of months in a year; the number of Israelite tribes; significant for many other reasons.
13. 255 - A significant number in computing, relating to memory limits. In Super Mario Bros., if you acquire a 256th extra life, the counter resets to 0, causing an instant "game over."
14. 1,000,000 - "Seven figures." Also often a placeholder for expressing the idea of "far too many."
15. 66 - The designation of a now-historic east-west highway in the United States.
16. 64 - NINTENDO SIXTY-FOUR
17. 9 - Number nine. Number nine. Number nine.
18. 180 - The amount of degrees in half of a circle, and a number used as a synonym for "turning around."
19. 360 - The amount of degrees in a full circle.
20. 32 - The degree, in Fahrenheit, at which liquid freezes.
21. 108 - A number significant to many Eastern religions.
22. 72 - The most comfortable degree, according to the Fahrenheit scale.
23. Googolplex - A number large enough to basically be useless, and invented by a child.
24. 99 - Psychologically important because it makes you feel like you're paying less money than you actually are.
25. 1 - The loneliest number.
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