January 5th, 2013

krazy koati

Baby you can drive my car

The month ended a week ago, at least as reasonable airdates for The Price Is Right go, but I hadn't had the chance to catch up on all these statistics to track until now. For the episodes airing between the 3rd of December and the 28th of December --- which has one skipped day; the show took Christmas off for some reason --- here's the results of the Showcase Showdown spinning:

First Second Third
Month 15 26 6
Season 46 51 41

I hesitate to suggest there's any statistical significance here, but this was a lousy month to be the third spinner, and it's not much of a good season for one either. As far as the lowest winning spin goes, well, nothing changed this past month. That'll happen.

No Overspins One Overspin Two Overspins
Solo Win 65 45 40
Tied Win 80 95 -
Triple Tie - - -

Sorry it's kind of a dull month for these reports, but I suppose they all kind of are, really.

Trivia: The world produced 5 billion units of penicillin in 1943. In 1944 it produced 300 billion units, enough to treat approximately a half-million people per month. Source: Molecules At An Exhibition: The Science Of Everyday Life, John Emsley.

Currently Reading: 1493: Uncovering The New World Columbus Created, Charles C Mann. … Japanese samurai guarding the silver routes in 17th century Mexico. I'd think ratmmjess found that for a pulp-encyclopedia entry if it weren't in a nonfiction book.