#61




When you see 9999 in an RPG it lets you know that something either really, really good or really, really bad has just occurred.

#62




In Paper Mario the numbers go up to like 6. What’s the difference between 9 and 9999 when you really sit down and think about it?

#63




9990
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#64




Paper Mario only goes to six? Sounds like a baby game. It should try to have bigger numbers, like games on playstation made for real men.

#65




Let's be real though the very low stats are one of the things that makes FFT one of the better games in the series mechanically.

#66




43. (tie)
151 Points: 80 Mentions: 3 First Round Rank: 33 First Round Points:80 Movement between rounds: 10 Person That Takes Singleminded Set Collection to the Unhealthiest Level: Dracula Ranked at #7 Binary Representation: 10010111 Roman Numeral Representation: CLI ASCII Symbol: N/A Divisors: Prime Number Other Notables: Twin prime with 149, Palindrome I will admit that I have basically never caught a pocket monster in my life. I think my brother had one of the blue cartridges, but to me the lore and appeal of this vast world is hidden behind layers of teenaged cynicism thicker than a geodude’s carapace. I got 15 minutes into the game before the rote battle structure led me to conclude I had better things to do with my time as an upandcoming teenaged loner (basically “better things” involved going to speech and debate tournaments where I occasionally saw Loki, so you make the call). From being alive between 1996 and the present, though, I have had it drilled into my skull that there were 151 original pokemon in the first generation of the game. That said, it turns out that 151 isn’t just about trying to memorize a bunch of weird names and abilities from a 30+ year old video game!
Running average of all numbers under 10 Million: 1484.23125 Running average of all numbers It's reasonable to include: 1484.23125 
#67




43. (Tie)
(Skip to about 59 Seconds for the briefest explanation of Graham’s Number I could find.) Graham’s Number Points: 80 Mentions: 4 First Round Rank: 44 First Round Points: 66 Movement between rounds: +1 Person Most Likely to Cackle As the Known Universe Fills With Numbers: muteKi Ranked at #14 Binary Representation: Would take the entire human race typing their entire lives many times over. Roman Numeral Representation: I don't want to break Talking Time OR the internet. ASCII Symbol: You’re cute. Divisors: Die in a fire. Other Notables: What else do you need? Graham’s Number is named after the mathematician Ronald Graham, who first described it. Graham’s number is big. Absurdly big. It is literally so big that if you tried to write out Graham’s number at even a microscopic size and using Power Towers (that is, stacking exponents), the notation would fill the known universe and still not be able to hold the entirety of Graham’s number. The best way to express it is using uparrow notation and a recursive definition as described in the video above. What’s so special about this number? At the time it was described, it was the largest specific integer used in a mathematical proof (that is even though we can’t fully express it, it served a logical mathematical purpose). It is not infinite, it’s just so big we can’t comprehend it, and that is a significant difference. But don’t worry, since Graham’s Number came about, there have been much larger numbers described. If you want go down this rabbit hole, check out tree(3): Running average of all numbers under 10 Million: 1484.23125 Running average of all numbers It's reasonable to include: 1484.23125 For obvious reasons, Graham’s number is excluded. 
#68





#69




I voted for Graham’s number not only because it's a big chunky boy (understatement), but also because it was conceived as an answer to the question:
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#70




Hypercube was a good Michael Crichton novel.

#71




Graham's Number is also the total number of times people have died and will die in King's Quest games.

#72




Quote:

#73




42.
88 Points: 81 Mentions: 3 First Round Rank: 36 First Round Points: 78 Movement between rounds: 6 Person Who’s Sure In 1985 Plutonium is In Every Corner Drug Store, But In 1955, It’s a Little Hard to Come By: Bulgakov Ranked at #4 Binary Representation: 1011000 Roman Numeral Representation: LXXXVIII ASCII Symbol: X Divisors: 1,2,4,8,11,22,44 Other Notables: Palindrome, can be expressed as 4^2 +2 * 6^2 Boy does 88 ever have things going on with it! Part of this may have to do with its visual nature of looking so round and symmetrical, but people have been applying it for practical and cultural reasons for years.
Running average of all numbers under 10 Million: 1329.094444 Running average of all numbers It's reasonable to include: 1329.094444 
#74




41.
0.25 Points: 82 Mentions: 3 First Round Rank: 51 First Round Points: 60 Movement between rounds: +10 Currently Stocking Up on Time Cubes: Torzelbaum Ranked at #2 Binary Representation: N/A Roman Numeral Representation: N/A ASCII Symbol: N/A Divisors: N/A Other Notables: Our first number between 0 and 1! 0.25 is one of those numbers that without humans around to make it important pretty much wouldn’t mean a thing. And boy did we decide to do it! 0.25 is also known as a quarter, or 1/4th of a full object. It’s how you split Kit Kat bars when your parents tell you that’s too much sugar for just one kid. It’s also the colloquial name of a 25cent piece in the US, or as everyone who grew up in the arcade era knows it, the price of admission to 5 sweet, sweet minutes of Tron while the rest of your family roller skates/bowls and wonders why they paid for your skate/shoe rental. The first US quarter was minted in 1796, and went through several designs before Washington took his place on the front in 1932 (the 200th anniversary of his birth). Throughout the second half of the 20th century, Quarters were the mainstay of vending machines, jukeboxes, and all sorts of other modest entertainments. You could buy pretty much anything for a quarter: a tank of gas, a movie, or even a quality shoe shine (just ask my cranky grandpa!). Nowadays, you’re lucky to find a 25 cent arcade machine that’s not in a “retro” area, and as reliance on digital currency has increased in the US, the popularity of the quarter has waned (that’s why they started “limited edition” state quarters in 1999, to drum up interest). Into which arcade game have you fed the most quarters? Running average of all numbers under 10 Million: 1196.21 Running average of all numbers It's reasonable to include: 1196.21 
#75




If nothing else this thread has taught me there's a lot of classifications for numbers that are based entirely on arbitrary factors and what not.
Math nerds are really nerdy. 
#76




#41 was 1/4? Seems rigged to me.

#77




Street Fighter II, no contest.

#78




Probably a beat 'em up. Once, when me and my family were living in Thailand, some very wealthy neighbors took us for a vacation and gave me and my sister about $25 in quarters. I used it too beat Moonwalker and... maybe the SpiderMan beat 'em up?

#79




I'm so hopeful that there will be an entry that is listed at the same rank as its numerical value.

#80





#81




Die Hard Arcade. My friend and I would meet up on our lunch break and play through it.

#82




"Wizard needs more quarters badly."

#83




Simpsons, XMen, some of the TMNT games, Rampage, Galaga, Golden Axe, various pinball games

#84




The Neo Geo MVS

#85




Probably Marvel Vs. Capcom.

#86




I wouldn't know, since I haven't played many arcade games, and most as an adult. My parents wouldn't let me spend money on them so I just watched the demo modes and fantasized about what would it be to play them, or watch other people play.
Loving this list so far, excellent presentation, and very educative! 
#87




40.
99 Points: 83 Mentions: 5 First Round Rank: 43 First Round Points: 68 Movement between rounds: +3 Person Most Likely to Corner You at a Party and Talk Your Ear Off About The Psychological Manipulation of the Masses: Masterthes Ranked at #13 Binary Representation: 1100011 Roman Numeral Representation: XCIX ASCII Symbol: c Divisors: 1,3,9,11,33 Other Notables: Largest 2digit number, palindrome, can be expressed as 2^3+3^3+4^3 Like 9999 before it, 99 is one integer away from a new place value, making it a number that lives on the edge. So much on the edge, in fact, that you’ll see a lot of things priced at, say $5.99 or $399 instead of the nearest round number. This technique is called “psychological pricing” and operates under the assumption that, in cultures that read lefttoright, the first number we see has the greatest impact on our perception. Seeing the “99” at the end implies that we are getting a deal, albeit a small one. Research on the subject suggests the actual effect on consumer behavior may be debatable, but that hasn’t stopped retailers from using it! About 60% of goods in the US are priced so that the last two digits read “99”. Other interesting facts about 99:
Finally, there are many songs that start with or are simply titled “99”beyond Toto’s tribute above, including the traditional “99 Bottles of Beer.” Here’s a selection:
Running average of all numbers under 10 Million: 1096.463636 Running average of all numbers It's reasonable to include: 1096.463636 
#88




39.
1729 Points: 84 Mentions: 5 First Round Rank: 42 First Round Points: 70 Movement between rounds: +3 Person Most Likely to Tell the Same Story Every Time He Gets in a Taxi: Falslogic Ranked at #6 Binary Representation: 1101111 Roman Numeral Representation: MDCCXXIX ASCII Symbol: ہ Divisors: 1,7,13,19,91,133,247 Other Notables: Smallest number with two representations as the sum of two cubes. So here’s the story Falselogic will tell you if you ever take a taxi with him, via Wikipedia: Quote:
That’s pretty much what you get with 1729. 1729 is one of those numbers nobody but people with significant math training or trivia knowledge cares much about, and even for them 1729 is good for about one random conversationstarter at parties. Ironically, all the other math/trivia people at the party already know this factoid, and everyone else in the room gets alienated because it’s so lame, so the only thing it’s really doing is serving as an identifying marker for math people and trivia nerds in the room (way to pick ‘em out of the crowd, False). Which is of course why Futurama loves 1729. As evidenced by the picture for this entry, 1729 is slipped in all over that wacky show from the aughts that has everyone complaining about how the first 10 episodes of Disenchanted don’t live up to Futurama at its peak. Several of the writers on the show (including J. Stewart Burns, Bill Odenkirk, Jeff Westbrook, Ken Keeler, and David X. Cohen himself) have degrees in applied math, math, or computer science that put them pretty far over on the “mathpeople” end of the spectrum. To prove their mettle, they have put tons of math easter eggs into the series, including a frequent use of the number 1729, and putting a taxicab number on pretty much any taxicab a character sees or takes in the series. Running average of all numbers under 10 Million: 1149.175 Running average of all numbers It's reasonable to include: 1149.175 Last edited by Bulgakov; 01192019 at 09:20 AM. 
#89




it is on my list because I am a trivia person and a Futurama person.
I cannot maths. 
#90




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