127 - Last Mersenne prime less than 200. :)
Friends, if I can talk to all of you for a moment: so far, we have 68 answers, but only 37 upvotes in the main "question". To be honest, I was expecting the same number of answers and upvotes. IMHO if you took the time to add an entry in order to win the LaTeX book, you should upvote Marc's main thread as a ...
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12 (For the number of wing feather tips on the last contest duck)
5 (For the number of top knot feather tips on the last contest duck)
p.s. He says you have to rerun the winner selection if these are chosen. (Duckie says "he is unique, and wants to remain unique!!)
It's your body temperature in degrees Celsius.
37 * 2 - 1 = 73 (and this is the only number that does this in base 10)
(and btw, 73 is prime as well)
AND it's a centered hexagonal number (take sides of 4 dots):
AND it's a star number (take sides of 3 dots):
Oh, and it has its own website as well: http://thirty-seven.org/
191 - to be near the top end of the range.
PS I have read all the other answers thoroughly and believe my answer adds useful extra information that can't be placed in a comment.
PPS This must be the question attracting the highest number of incorrect answers on this site.
I missed the previous one by one. As every broke gambler knows, patience is the archenemy of the odds. So here we go;
131; I'm a random number generator myself and this is the result.
Also another generator agrees;
I have generated a new one which is 144.
Number 1: 68
Number 2: 130
Numbers generated using Emacs' random function, I'm sure you will appreciate it :) Here is the code
(dolist (i '(1 2))
(insert (concat (number-to-string (1+ (random 199))) " ")))
118, and if you really wanna know why:
L is the 12th letter of the alphabet
a is the first letter of the alphabet
T is the 20th letter of the alphabet
e is the 5th ... I think you've guessed the logic behind this by now
X -> 24
So: 12 + 1 + 20 + 5 + 24 = 62.
But because we wouldn't wanna miss the fact that L, T and X are capitals, they count double, and ...