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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 
#332




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:

#333




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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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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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. Alephnull  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 Nice. Might've used that if I'd thought of it. 
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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 
#337




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:
*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, 2^199371 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. Ophiuchus is a jerk. But you know who isn't a jerk and is a cool dude instead? Serpentarius. Last edited by Torzelbaum; 02152019 at 07:12 PM. 
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Quote:
My own list: Quote:

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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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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 8bit 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, 078051120. 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 ndimensional 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 singlecolored 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/doZzrsDJo4 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, 19009094300.The Al Lewis’ Grampa Munster Junior Vampires of America Club Phone Hotline. 
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