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Number That List #2

In one view, statistics are numbers-in-use. John Boswell and Dan Starer published a book on "numerical lists you never knew or once knew or probably forgot." So, combining these two statements, let's see how well you do....

Insert the correct number for each list, using the answers provided below (with three numbers added as "statistical anomalies). In each case, an example of an item on that list is provided. Award yourself "bonus points" if you can name the other items on the list!

  • The ___ Presidents as of January 2012 (e.g. George Washington)
  • The ___ Vice-Presidents (e.g. John Adams)
  • The ___ Stars of the Big dipper (e.g. Benetnash)
  • The ___ Constellations (e.g. Cancer the Crab)
  • The ___ Categories of Nobel Prizes (e.g. Peace)
  • The ___ Categories of Pultizer Prizes (e.g. Cartooning)
  • The ___ Horsemen of the Apocalypse (e.g. War)
  • The ___ Days of Creation (e.g. Made Stars, Sun, and Moon)
  • The ___ Deadly Sins (e.g. Envy)
  • The ___ Orders of Angels (e.g. Archangles)
  • The ___ Commandments (e.g. Thou Shalt Not Steal)
  • The ___ Apostles (e.g. Peter)
  • The ___ Crime Syndicate Families (e.g. Columbo)
  • The ___ Noble Truths of Buddhism(e.g. Life is Filled With Dissatisfaction and Suffering)
  • The ___ Duties of a Moslem (e.g. Profession of Faith)
Answers in "ordered" order...with three "statistical anomalies:
4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 9 10 12 14 44 45 47 50 55 81