Answers are Numbers Quiz #1

The answers are all numbers. Guess what they are.
Type using numbers, not letters
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Last updated: August 28, 2017
First submittedSeptember 18, 2011
Times taken48,997
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Clue
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Famous Beverly Hills zip code
90210
Leagues under the sea
20,000
# of Dalmatians
101
Time to make a wish
11:11
π to three digits
3.14
Pennsylvania Avenue address
1600
One gross
144
Hours in a week
168
Tonight I'm gonna party like it's ...
1999
Largest Boeing jet
747
108
100,000,000
Feet in a mile
5,280
Model number of HAL
9000
Clue
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Year of the predicted Mayan apocalypse
2012
Degrees in a complete rotation
360
Cost of the bionic man (in dollars)
6,000,000
Indianapolis race distance in miles
500
Countries in the world (according to JetPunk)
196
Book burning temperature (to Ray Bradbury)
451
Telephone area code of fictional characters
555
Highest possible bowling score
300
Sum of the numbers 1 through 100 (inclusive)
5050
Boiling point of water in Fahrenheit
212
Emergency phone # (US)
911
Emergency phone # (Europe)
112 or 999
"Leet" in hacker speak
1337
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Level 85
Jun 23, 2014
555 isn't the area code, it's the prefix. The 555 area code is actually a real one that's reserved for directory assistance applications.
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Level 80
Jun 24, 2014
Or the exchange. And you ought to accept KL5 for that as well.
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Level 80
Jun 25, 2014
KL5 and 555 are the same thing on an old phone.
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Level 70
Dec 28, 2017
Mr. Plow - Klondike 5-3226
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Level 72
Aug 28, 2017
The quiz was updated, so "prefix" should be updated too, please. It's not the area code.
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Level 68
Apr 28, 2019
This comment is almost 5 years old so this ship may have sailed, but I'll put in another vote for 555 being an exchange, not an area code.
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
No matter the description, KL5 should not be accepted since it is a number quiz.
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Level 37
Apr 12, 2020
TShutzer: You are absolutely correct. It is the exchange, not the area code.
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Level 66
Jun 24, 2014
Was definitely expecting the Question "Jenny's phone number"
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Level 80
Jun 25, 2014
My friend's passport number was only off by a single digit.
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Level 46
May 28, 2016
That should be added. 867-5309!
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Level 79
Dec 28, 2017
Or for all us golden oldies you could add the great Wilson Pickett's 634-5789.
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Level 80
Jun 24, 2014
I suppose this is as good a place as any to promote my Movies With Numbers as Titles quiz. It goes to 11.
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Level 67
Apr 2, 2019
Then you should/could add 12 monkeys, 13th floor
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Level 80
May 10, 2019
they don't fit with the theme of the quiz. Every movie on that quiz has ONLY numbers in the title or words like "the" or "number"
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
Yea I guess that would be Movies with numbers in the title
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Level 71
Jun 24, 2014
This would also be a good place for "Wilson Pickett's phone number" = 634-5789. Of course only us boomer geezers would remember that. (Not to be confused with "Beechwood 4-5789" by the Marvelettes.)
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Level 72
Aug 31, 2017
It's a great companion question to the X'ers "Jenny" one.
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Level 59
May 10, 2019
Pennsylvania 6-5000
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Level 59
May 10, 2019
Rush! 2112
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Level 67
Jul 26, 2020
Love that song!
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Level 50
Aug 24, 2014
I thought "tonight I'm gonna party like it's" was "3012" from Beauty and a Beat by Justin Bieber hahhahaha
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Level 66
Feb 1, 2018
was the first date to come to my mind as well :) then tried the answer
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Level 69
Aug 24, 2016
Why is 11:11 time to make a wish? And what is "leet" (and why would i know hacker speak)? Someone save me using Google.
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Level 64
Aug 29, 2017
11:11, because it's the only time of day where all digits are the same, and leet looks like 1337 (roughly)
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Level 69
Sep 11, 2017
Thanks, though i'm still none the wiser.

Surely on a 24 hour clock the digits are all the same at 22.22? Besides, why when all the digits are the same is it a reason to make a wish?

"Leet looks like 1337". Ehh and what is the significance of the word or the numbers?

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Level 82
Nov 22, 2018
a leet in internet parlance is a member of the elite gamers/hackers. replacing letters with similar looking numbers can spell out words so elite becomes 31337 and then just 1337 and the system of doing that is called "leet"
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Level 67
Jan 23, 2019
I definitely grew up making wishes at 12:34. Still do.
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Level 66
Aug 25, 2016
"leet" was a new one for me too.

from Wikipedia:

"Leet (or "1337"), also known as eleet or leetspeak, is an alternative alphabet...used primarily on the Internet. It uses various combinations of ASCII characters to replace Latinate letters. For example, leet spellings of the word leet include 1337 and l33t..."

It's something similar to typing "0.7734" into a calculator and turning it upside down to read it, but it has guidelines for morphology, grammar, vocabulary, etc.

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Level 67
Jan 28, 2017
I've never heard of the time to make a wish one. Where is that from?
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Level 54
Apr 11, 2017
Actually, Bradbury wasn't referring to book's burning temperature, which is much lower (it's whenever you can build a fire). He was referring to the point at which it spontaneously combusts, which is 451 degrees.
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Level 82
Aug 29, 2017
It's surprising so few know leet these days. 15-20 years ago I would've said most of those who made it onto the internet would know what it was about. In chats at least.
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Level 72
Aug 31, 2017
I know, right? I feel very old now.
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Level 68
Dec 20, 2017
Notice that several answer %'s reflect the input of folks from "metric" countries.
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Level 67
Apr 2, 2019
I knew it before the internet. When i was just in what we call middleschool so i think about '94
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Level 60
Sep 14, 2017
emergency code in Belgium is 100. Don't know where 112 and 999 are from. UK?
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Level 77
Nov 29, 2017
I think 999 is British, but 112 works at least in the whole EU (including Belgium or UK) and probably some other countries. Many countries have other numbers that still work alongside, but the intent is that you don't need to memorize new numbers every time you cross the (now very open) border.
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Level 67
Dec 28, 2017
Absolutely. It's in many more than just EU countries, despite it's starting there. Australia, NZ, South Korea, Panama, USA, etc - global almost. Here in Australia, it has traditionally been 000, but many telcos occasionally promote the use of 112. For us, because of the vast expanse of the country, you don't really want to use 000 from a mobile as it's not location based, meaning you could be in Exmouth and your call is connected to Townsville if Exmouth is busy with other calls, eg. If this were to happen, the operator will still help out and forward it on to Exmouth services, but it's quicker to use 112 which will use your position to ensure you get a local (or at least closer) emergency service.
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Level 73
May 10, 2019
not in New Zealand. New Zealand uses 111
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Level 67
Apr 2, 2019
"It is also the common emergency number in India and in nearly all member states of the European Union as well as several other countries of Europe and the world."

From wikipedia, it has a nice map aswell where you can see all the countries the number is valid. (I didnt realize myself it was the number for some countries outside europe aswell, like india and canada and even brazil)

And it is 112 for belgium aswell eventhough the old number might still work.

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Level 79
Dec 28, 2017
555 is not an area code, real or fictional. There is no area code 555. Rather, it is an exchange or prefix used in the following order: XXX-555-####, where XXX is the area code and #### is any random set of four digits. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_(telephone_number). And this site describes it even better: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FiveFiveFive.
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Level 27
Dec 29, 2017
Fistpump the 1-100 one. It's easy enough if when you figure out how to do it. Basically... 101 x 50 (100+1, 99+2, 98+3 etc)
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Level 82
Oct 13, 2019
Not much of an explanation. To find the sum of a number 1 to that number, you multiply by the next number and divide it in half. E.g., adding 1 through 100 is 100x101(10,100)÷2=5,050.

There you go, kids.

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Level 56
Apr 12, 2020
Cool!
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
Sorry, but I don't find that a better explanation. Roger's was just fine. (And in my personal opinion more logical, your way gets there too, but, besides getting there, there does not feel much logic in multiplying 100x101. Whereas making pairs with the biggest and smallest numbers instinctively doés make sense. You can actually visualise it.

ABCDEEDCBA if this is your collection, and you put the a's with the a's the b's with the b's etc untill you get to the middle, all the pairs will have the same value, you will only have to multiply with the amount of pairs.

My added explanation with letters might not be clearer to some, that was not necessarily what I was going for, just trying to explain that for people that think in pictures, that with that method you can actually see it. It is a way you could do it if the values were on cards in front of you.

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Level 55
Apr 18, 2018
I was expecting Soulja Boy's number, kinda disappointed now
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Level 60
Nov 16, 2019
emergency number in Belgium is 100
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Level 56
Apr 12, 2020
Thanks for the tip.
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Level 48
Apr 12, 2020
Got a fair few just by typing each digit followed by lots of zeros
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
Having a mile ánd a fahrenheit question (the boiling point one) feels like a bit too much. Both impossible for people that do not use those units. Seems fairer to have one in imperial units and one using the metric system, so the rest of the world has a fair chance too.

Also, but maybe it is just me, I found the "time to make a wish" a bit vague, I had no idea what you meant untill I saw the answer. (Also partly because you are getting used to short newspaperlike headlines) First I thought it was about how many times you can make a wish, you have 3 times. Then I thought something like the amount of time you have to make a wish, I thought huh, since when is there a time limit?? Is it like the 3 second rule?

Maybe; (allegedly) best time to make a wish. Atleast that way it is clear how you are using the word time. (still a bit vague cause you could think morning, or winter, but since it is a number quiz.. ) Or maybe best moment.

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Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
Still would not have known the answer, but might have gotten it. Have not heard of 11:11 being specifically important. To me 14:14 is always more special of 23:23 well, there are many to choose from :) anything doubled looks special
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Level 36
Jul 26, 2020
The Boeing one is questionable!
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Level 58
Jul 26, 2020
0118 999 881 99 9119 725…3?