Home > Statistic of the Week > Archive List > Detail

 << Prev 1/6/2013 Next >>

## Number That List #9

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 Magnificant ___ (e.g. Yul Brenner as Chris)
• ___ Angry Men (e.g. Henry Fonda)
• The ___ Types of Greek Columns (e.g. Ionic)
• The Fab ___ (e.g. Ringo Starr)
• The ___ Seasons (e.g. Frankie Valli)
• The ___ Tops (e.g. Levi Stubbs)
• Dave Clark ___ (e.g. Dave Clark)
• The Jackson ___ (e.g. Michael)
• The ___ Blessings in Chinese Art (e.g. Serenity)
• The ___ Positions in Ballet (e.g. First Position)
• The ___ Notes of the Musical Scale (e.g. C)
• Beethoven's ___ Symphonies (e.g. Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Opus 21)
• The ___ Greek Fates (e.g. Clotho)
• The ___ Greek Graces (e.g. Aglaia)
• The ___ Muses (e.g. Mneme, the Muse of Rememberence)
Answers in "ordered" order...with three "statistical anomalies:
3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 7 8 8 9 10 12

Source: J. Boswell & D. Starer's 5 Rings, 6 Crises, 7 Dwarfs, and 38 Ways to win an Argument, 1990