Giant Chalk Board

Happy Friday! Here is the last set of answers to the equation and their significance. Anyone 100% correct? Tells us about it here, or on Twitter @GiantChalkboard.

EG: 1979; Year rings on Jupiter discovered

EH: :-)

EI: 65,535; Largest maxint that can be represented by 16 binary digits

EJ: 4; Number of classes of minerals in 1758 edition of Systema Nocturae

EK: 24; Number of classes of plants in 1758 edition of Systema Nocturae

EL: 6; Number of classes of animals in 1758 edition of Systema Nocturae

EM: 5; Number of Korotkoff sounds

EN: 1501; Birth year of 1 of 3 founding fathers of botany

EO: 1489; Birth year of 1 of 3 founding fathers of botany

EP: 1498; Birth year of 1 of 3 founding fathers of botany

EQ: 1843; Year of declaration that the azoic zone does not exist sparks that 20 year debate

ER: 300; Depth in fathoms azoic zone was supposedly located

ES: 47; Number of feet that help make up a knot

ET: 3; Number of inches that help make up a knot

EU: 6; Feet in a fathom

EV: 134,217,728; Sum of numbers in the 27th row of Pascal’s triangle

EW: 90; Original mission length of Spirit Mars Exploration Rover (in days)

EX: 7730.5; Total distance the Spirit Mars Exploration Rover traveled

EY: 1897; The year aspirin was created

EZ: 1; Number of planets we call home

FA: 7 billion; the population of our planet at the end of October, 2011

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DB: 238; Only 3-digit interstate that doesn’t follow parent interstate naming conventions

DC: 90; Number of the longest US highway

DD: 1942; Year of the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction

DE: 100; Atomic number of fermium

DF: 1946; Year of ENIAC

DG: 17468; Number of vacuum tubes in ENIAC

DH: 88; Weight of the first car phone to the nearest pound

DI: 1949; Year patent no. 2473288 was given to combination table utensil

DJ: 128; Years ago railroads instituted standard time zones in US

DK: 32; Ice melting point in degrees F

DL: 19; Number of parameters in the standard model of particle physics

DM: 1986; Last time we saw Halley’s comet

DN: 2061; Next time we’ll see Halley’s comet

DO: 20,005,000; Transmission frequency of Sputnik 1 in Hz

DP: 2; Constitutional Article establishing Executive branch

DQ: 51; Jurisdictions in the electoral college

DR: 3; votes for DC in the electoral college

DS: 23; Amendment that gave DC those votes

DT: 12; Amendment specifying the system

DU: 44; Numer of US Presidents to date

*Bonus number (DP through DU): 538; Number of electoral college votes

DV: 1969; Year of first human on the moon

DW: 11718; Mission length of Apollo 11 in minutes

DX: 57; Project number where GPS was born

DY: 365; Approximate number of days it takes to travel around the sun

DZ: 11; Lowest master number in one of the earliest attempts to give meanings to numbers

EA: 11; Number of M Theory dimensions

EB: 4; Number of Spacetime dimensions

EC: 1,210,000,000; Number of watts in flux capacitor

ED: 88; :)

EE: 2000; Y2K

EF: 43,112,609; value of p that generates the largest known Mersenne Prime

This afternoon’s set of answers to the equation are up! How do your answers stack up? Any surprises? Tell us here, or on Twitter @GiantChalkboard.

CI: 1897; The year the electron was discovered

CJ: 8981; Length of the Golden Gate Bridge in feet

CK: 101; US highway route that goes over Golden Gate Bridge

CL: 6174; Kaprekar’s Constant

CM: 137; years ago QWERTY was created

CN: 11110010000; 1936 in binary; 1936 is the year of the first programmable computer

CO: 233; 6th Fibonacci Prime

CP: 96; Atomic number of curium

CQ: 24346; Lifespan (in days) of its female namesake

CR: 238,857; Miles from Earth to the moon

CS: 2206; Number of words in the “We Choose the Moon” speech

CT: 32899; Zip code of the Kennedy Space Center

CU: 1; Giant leaps for man kind

CV: 2; Number of crew members on the lunar module

CW: 293; HEK cell line used widely in biology

CX: 8; Sixth number in the Fibonacci sequence

CY: 3,488,372; The approximate number of dollar bills stacked to reach the height of this Wonder of the Modern World

CZ: 8,589,869,056; Sixth perfect number

DA: 8; Planets in the solar system today

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