Humbugardy: Numb3r5 for 800
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|
|1000||1000||1000||Bob Timmerman||For The Turnstiles||1000|
1. Who is Cal Ripken?
2. Jr., that is.
3. Who is Cal Ripken Jr? (just in case - you got me by 5 minutes, TJ!)
4. 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. "Ahh, I see now"
He says after doing the math.
6. I owe it all to Google (assuming I get the points).
7. I would say type how many points you'd get, but my computer doesn't have the right symbols!
8. T J got it. The board is yours.
For those of you playing at home, the number depicted is 2632, using Mayan numbers.
9. Nice work T J! I like a math-related category a lot better than those anagrams.
10. This was my first real win! I stole the first one.
Anyway, let's try the last untried category. "Subjective" for $200, Alex.
11. 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. I'm not TJ, but I tried "numerals dots lines" and the answer was on the first page.
13. Ahh . . "numerals" -- "numbers dots lines" on the other hand, does not get you there . . .
14. 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.