Humbugardy: Numb3r5 for 800

2005-10-20 8:40

This is round 2 of Humbugardy. I’m your host, Alex Scorebard.

The player commonly associated with the number represented here:

Note: In this round, searching the web **is** allowed.

Numb3r5 | Sudoku | 6th Degree Quotes | What and Where | Anagram Lines | Subjective |

200 | 200 | Bob Timmerman | 200 | For The Turnstiles | Next… |

400 | For The Turnstiles | 400 | 400 | Joe | 400 |

600 | 600 | 600 | 600 | 600 | 600 |

T J | 800 | 800 | Murray | argosy | 800 |

1000 | 1000 | 1000 | Bob Timmerman | For The Turnstiles | 1000 |

1.T J1.Who is Cal Ripken?2.T J2.Jr., that is.3.Shaun P3.Who is Cal Ripken Jr? (just in case - you got me by 5 minutes, TJ!)4.T J4.Even if he was a "Jr." he was the only "Cal Ripken" who was a player, so I hope I'm OK.This was the first time I've made it to the question before anyone posted anything. Pure luck.

5.Bob Timmermann5."Ahh, I see now"He says after doing the math.

Well done!

6.T J6.I owe it all to Google (assuming I get the points).7.Bob Timmermann7.I would say type how many points you'd get, but my computer doesn't have the right symbols!8.Score Bard8.T J got it. The board is yours.For those of you playing at home, the number depicted is 2632, using Mayan numbers.

9.Shaun P9.Nice work T J! I like a math-related category a lot better than those anagrams.10.T J10.This was my first real win! I stole the first one.Anyway, let's try the last untried category. "Subjective" for $200, Alex.

11.Sam DC11.So, TJ, if you are comfortable it won't provide aid and comfort to the enemy, what was the google seach that got you this answer?12.Bob Timmermann12.I'm not TJ, but I tried "numerals dots lines" and the answer was on the first page.13.Sam DC13.Ahh . . "numerals" -- "numbers dots lines" on the other hand, does not get you there . . .14.T J14.Be glad to show my work. I was going to do it earlier but I thought it might seem a little... self-absorbed.Anyway, as best I can recall: I tried "number systems" first. That got me to a site that had a lot of different cultures' number systems. When I saw it was Mayan, I used "mayan numbers" and found a site on Mayan math. Plug and chug after that (base 20! Cool!).

I'm ashamed to say that the number wasn't a dead giveaway to me. I didn't find anyone with that number of career hits at baseball-reference.com, so then I did "2632 baseball." Bingo.