Sets of Things

Here is a list of sets of things. This may be useful for puzzlehunts.

General Sources: E Pluribus Unum (MIT Mystery Hunt ’11), Disappearing Act (MIT Mystery Hunt ’10), Breaking Away (MIT Mystery Hunt ’08), Pyramid Trap (CISRA ’12), Wikipedia, Space Monkey Mafia (MIT Mystery Hunt ’13)

Sets of a Reasonable Number (0-26)

Sets of Zero

Null set:

Woohoo, I finished EVERY SINGLE SET in this category!

Sets of One

Sets of Two

Under construction

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_twins_(linguistics)

Rosette group: CYCLIC, DIHEDRAL

Wreckage types: FLOTSAM, JETSAM

Martian moons: PHOBOS, DEIMOS

Redox: REDUCTION and OXIDATION

Sets of Three (also known as Hendiatris)

Source: Triple Sec (Microsoft Puzzle Hunt 12), Ready, Set, Go (MIT Mystery Hunt ’15), Set Match (MIT Mystery Hunt ’03)

Three Patriarchs: ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB

Angles under 180 degrees: ACUTE, RIGHT, and OBTUSE

Greek Graces (Charites): AGLAEA, EUPHROSYNE, THALIA

Cryptography filler names: ALICE, BOB, and EVE

Alvin and the Chipmunks: ALVIN, SIMON, and THEODORE

Rough categorization scheme: ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, or MINERAL

Legendary Birds (Pokemon): ARTICUNO, ZAPDOS, and MOLTRES

Three Musketeers: ATHOS, PORTHOS, ARAMIS

Greek Fates (Moirai): ATROPOS, CLOTHO, LACHESIS

Lake Guardians (Pokemon): AZELF, MESPRIT, and UXIE

Three B’s: BACH, BEETHOVEN, and BRAHMS

BLT ingredients: BACON, LETTUCE, and TOMATO

Soldier stuff?: BEANS, BULLETS, and BANDAGES

Song title?: BEG, STEAL, and BORROW

Procedure of excommunication: BELL, BOOK, and CANDLE

Benelux countries: BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS, LUXEMBOURG

Song title: BEWITCHED, BOTHERED, and BEWILDERED

phrase: BIRD, BALL, and CHAIN

Winston Churchill’s speech: BLOOD, SWEAT, and TEARS

Macbeth quote: BLOODY, BOLD, and RESOLUTE

Powerpuff Girls: BLOSSOM, BUBBLES, and BUTTERCUP

Bop it: BOP IT, TWIST IT, PULL IT

Trimurti: BRAHMA, VISHNU, SHIVA

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, and DINNER (SUPPER)

Professions mentioned in “Rub-a-dub-dub”: BUTCHER, BAKER, and CANDLESTICK MAKER

Idiom: CALM, COOL, and COLLECTED

Olympic motto (Latin): CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS

Book title: COFFEE, TEA, or ME

Ohioan C Cities: COLUMBUS, CLEVELAND, and CINCINNATI

Roman motto: CONCORDIA, SALUS, PAX

Keyboard shortcut: CONTROL, ALT, DELETE

Coinage metals: COPPER, SILVER, and GOLD

phrase: COULD’VE, WOULD’VE, SHOULD’VE

Printer colors: CYAN, MAGENTA, YELLOW

Lack of senses: DEAF, DUMB, and BLIND

Portugal revolution: DECOLONIZATION, DEMOCRATIZATION, DEVELOPMENT

Creation Trio (Pokemon): DIALGA, PALKIA, and GIRATINA

Generation IV (Pokemon): DIAMOND, PEARL, and PLATINUM

Three Tenors: DOMINGO, CARRERAS, and PAVAROTTI

Types of pillars: DORIC, IONIC, and CORINTHIAN

Children’s game: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE

West Point motto: DUTY, HONOR, and COUNTRY

Marine Corps insignia: EAGLE, GLOBE, and ANCHOR

field of medicine: EAR, NOSE, and THROAT

Group name / elemental energies?: EARTH, WIND, and FIRE

phrase: EAT, DRINK, and BE MERRY

Three generations of particles: ELECTRON, MUON, and TAUON

Progressive Rock supergroup: EMERSON, LAKE, and PALMER

Bronte sisters: EMILY, CHARLOTTE, ANNE

Enchanter series: ENCHANTER, SORCERER, SPELLBREAKER

Triangles by equal sides: EQUILATERAL, ISOSCELES, and SCALENE

Baltic States: ESTONIA, LATVIA, and LITHUANIA

Three branches of U.S. government: EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, JUDICIAL

Three theological virtues: FAITH, HOPE, and CHARITY

Olympic Motto (English): FASTER, HIGHER, STRONGER

phrase: FAT, DUMB, and HAPPY

Holy Trinity: FATHER, SON, and THE HOLY GHOST

disinformation: FEAR, UNCERTAINTY, and DOUBT

Lord of the Rings trilogy: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, TWO TOWERS, RETURN OF THE KING

FBI motto: FIDELITY, BRAVERY, INTEGRITY

Metasyntactic variables: FOO, BAR, and BAZ

Basic needs: FOOD, CLOTHING, and SHELTER

corruption: FRAUD, WASTE, and ABUSE

Three-phase traffic: FREE FLOW, SYNCHRONIZED FLOW, and WIDE MOVING JAM

Mark Antony speech in Julius Caesar (Shakespeare): FRIENDS, ROMANS, COUNTRYMEN

Tennis point groupings: GAME, SET, and MATCH

Triple Alliance: GERMANY, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY, and ITALY

Axis Powers: GERMANY, JAPAN, and ITALY

phrase: GET IT, GOT IT, GOOD

Traffic light meanings: GO, SLOW, STOP

Carlist motto: GOD, COUNTRY, KING

Gifts of the Magi: GOLD, FRANKINCENSE, MYRRH

Olympic Medals: GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE

Generation II (Pokemon): GOLD, SILVER, and CRYSTAL

King Lear’s daughters: GONERIL, REGAN, CORDELIA

phrase: GOOD, BAD, and UGLY

Secondary colors (paint): GREEN, ORANGE, PURPLE

Traffic light colors: GREEN, YELLOW, RED

Weather Trio (Pokemon): GROUDON, KYOGRE, and RAYAQUAZA

Jared Diamond book: GUNS, GERMS and STEEL

Noah’s sons: HAM, SHEM, JAPHETH

Ear bones: HAMMER, ANVIL, STIRRUP

phrase?: HAND, FOOT, and MOUTH

Quote from Henry V (Shakespeare: HARRY, ENGLAND, and ST. GEORGE

Ben Franklin quote: HEALTHY, WEALTHY and WISE

Dimensions: HEIGHT, WIDTH, and DEPTH

Seuss phrase?: HERE, THERE, ANYWHERE

Navy motto: HONOR, COURAGE, COMMITMENT

Coast Guard motto: HONOR, RESPECT, DEVOTION TO DUTY

Saying derived from fishing: HOOK, LINE, and SINKER

Triple jump: HOP, SKIP, and JUMP

Duck triplets: HUEY, DEWEY, and LOUIE

Greek Dreams (Oneiroi): HYPNOS, THANATOS, GERAS

Freudian things: ID, EGO, and SUPEREGO

States of Matter (water): ICE, WATER, and VAPOR

no: IFS, ANDS, or BUTS

DotA attributes: INTELLIGENCE, AGILITY, and STRENGTH

Three certainties: INTENTION, SUBJECT MATTER, and OBJECTS

Idiom – in charge of the whole process: JUDGE, JURY, and EXECUTIONER

Triple Crown components: KENTUCKY DERBY, PREAKNESS STAKES, BELMONT STAKES

Methods of transportation: LAND, SEA, and AIR

Three Stooges: LARRY, MOE, and CURLY

Shampoo instruction: LATHER, RINSE, and REPEAT

Song name: LAWYERS, GUNS, and MONEY

phrase: LEFT, RIGHT, and CENTER

French Republic motto: LIBERTE, EGALITE, FRATERNITE

Academic honor code: LIE, CHEAT, or STEAL

Mark Twain quote: LIES, DAMNED LIES, and STATISTICS

Declaration of Independence unalienable rights: LIFE, LIBERTY, and THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy quote (=42): LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, and EVERYTHING

movie phrase: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

Wizard of Oz quote: LIONS, TIGERS, and BEARS

Real estate: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Idiom – “everything”, derived from the parts of a gun: LOCK, STOCK, and BARREL

Movie title: LOVE, HONOR, and OBEY

Movie title: LOVE, VALOUR, COMPASSION

phrase: MAD, BAD, and DANGEROUS

Ear bones (Latin): MALLEUS, INCUS, STAPES

first person things: ME, MYSELF, and I

Book trilogy: MEMORY, SORROW, and THORN

Three Wise Monkeys (Japanese): MIZARU, KIKAZARU, IWAZARU, (SHIZARU)

From the Leviathan: NASTY, BRUTISH, and SHORT

Columbus ships: NINA, PINTA, and SANTA MARIA

Survivor slogan: OUTWIT, OUTLAST, OUTPLAY

Geologic eras (in the Phanerozic): PALEOZOIC, MESOZOIC, CENOZOIC

Leninist/Bolshevik motto: PEACE, LAND, and BREAD

Commonwealth of Nations: PEACE, ORDER, and GOOD GOVERNMENT

Three Levels of Leadership: PERSONAL, PRIVATE, and PUBLIC

Folk group: PETER, PAUL, and MARY

transportation: PLANES, TRAINS, and AUTOMOBILES

Threefold office: PROPHET, PRIEST, and KING

Starcraft races: PROTOSS, TERRAN, and ZERG

DotA Invoker reagents: QUAS, WEX, and EXORT

Legendary Beasts (Pokemon): RAIKOU, ENTEI, and SUICUNE

Things that don’t stop the post office: RAIN, SLEET, SNOW

North Carolina Research Triangle: RALEIGH, DURHAM, and CHAPEL HILL

Three “R” subjects: READING, WRITING, and ARITHMETIC

Common phrase: READY, AIM, FIRE

Common phrase to begin a race: READY, SET, and GO

Primary colors (light): RED, GREEN, BLUE

Transportation mnemonic: RED, RIGHT, RETURN

Colors of U.S. flag: RED, WHITE, and BLUE

Primary colors (paint); also, Generation I (Pokemon): RED, YELLOW, BLUE

Three RE’s: REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE

Legendary Titans (Pokemon): REGIROCK, REGICE, and REGISTEEL

New Deal mantra: RELIEF, RECOVERY, REFORM

RPS options: ROCK, PAPER, and SCISSORS

Generation III (Pokemon): RUBY, SAPPHIRE, and EMERALD

Box score in baseball: RUNS, HITS, and ERRORS

Triple Entente: RUSSIAN EMPIRE, FRENCH REPUBLIC, UNITED KINGDOM

Alchemical primes: SALT, SULFUR, and MERCURY

Three Wise Monkeys (English): SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL, (DO NO EVIL)

Three-act structure: SETUP, CONFRONTATION, and RESOLUTION

Rock star life phrase: SEX, DRUGS, and ROCK AND ROLL

Movie title: SEX, LIES, and VIDEOTAPE

Song title: SHAKE, RATTLE, and ROLL

Generic lengths: SHORT, MEDIUM, and LONG

Regular n-D polytope families: SIMPLEX, HYPERCUBE, and CROSS POLYTOPE

phrase: SIGNED, SEALED, and DELIVERED

phrase: SLIPS, TRIPS, and FALLS

Generic sizes: SMALL, MEDIUM, and LARGE

Rice Krispies mascots: SNAP, CRACKLE, and POP

States of Matter: SOLID, LIQUID, and GAS

phrase: SOUP, SOAP, and SALVATION

Python metasyntactic variables: SPAM, HAM, and EGGS

Cutlery: SPOON, FORK, and KNIFE

Three-age system: STONE AGE, BRONZE AGE, IRON AGE

Fire directions: STOP, DROP, and ROLL

Roadway safety slogan: STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN

Three Little Pigs materials: STRAW, STICKS, and BRICKS

phrase: SUGAR, SPICE, and EVERYTHING NICE

Scandinavia: SWEDEN, DENMARK, and NORWAY

Triathlon sports: SWIMMING, BICYCLING, and RUNNING

Imperial Regalia of Japan: SWORD, MIRROR, and JEWEL

Movie title: TALL, DARK, and HANDSOME

Starbucks sizes: TALL, VENTI, GRANDE

Hegelian philosophy: THESIS, ANTITHESIS, and SYNTHESIS

phrase: THIS, THAT, and THE OTHER

game name: TIC, TAC, TOE

Idiom – multiple unspecified people: TOM, DICK, and HARRY

Uniform tessellations: TRIANGULAR, SQUARE, HEXAGONAL

Things fought for by Superman: TRUTH, JUSTICE, and THE AMERICAN WAY

phrase: UP, DOWN, and SIDEWAYS

Julius Caesar conquest quote: VENI, VIDI, VICI

phrase: WAY, SHAPE, or FORM

Three Kingdoms: WEI, SHU, WU

phrase: WHATS, WHYS, and WHEREFORES

outcomes: WIN, LOSE, and DRAW (TIE)

Top three in horse racing: WIN, PLACE, and SHOW

Saying that captures elements of a hedonistic lifestyle: WINE, WOMEN, and SONG

Sons of Cronus: ZEUS, POSEIDON, and HADES

Sets of Four

Sources: Yo Dawg, I Herd You Like Puzzle Hunts (MIT Mystery Hunt ’12), Box Sets (MIT Mystery Hunt ’10), Four-Part Harmony (MIT Mystery Hunt ’05), The Thing (MIT Mystery Hint ’01)

Genetic bases: ADENINE, CYTOSINE, GUANINE, THYMINE

Classical elements: AIR, EARTH, FIRE, WATER

Baldwin brothers: ALEC, WILLIAM, STEPHEN, DANIEL

Typical Math Olympiad problem categorization: ALGEBRA, COMBINATORICS, GEOMETRY, NUMBER THEORY

Quadrant classification: ALL, SINE, TANGENT, COSINE

Four Corners states: ARIZONA, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, UTAH

Indiana Jones movies: ARK, TEMPLE, CRUSADE, SKULL

ADSR: ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, RELEASE

Four winds: BOREAS, NOTUS, ZEPHYR, EUROS

Levels of measurement: CATEGORICAL (NOMINAL), ORDINAL, INTERVAL, RATIO

Humors: CHOLERIC, SANGUINE, PHLEGMATIC, MELANCHOLIC

Provinces of Ireland: CONNAUGHT, LEINSTER, MUNSTER, ULSTER

Tarot suits: CUPS, WANDS, SWORDS, PENTACLES

Printing colors: CYAN, MAGENTA, YELLOW, BLACK

Four Horsemen: DEATH, FAMINE, PESTILENCE, WAR

Rhyme: EENY, MEENY, MINEY, MO

Metamorphism stages: EGG, LARVA, PUPA, IMAGO

Nations composing the United Kingdom: ENGLAND, WALES, SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND

Geologic Timescales: EON, ERA, PERIOD, EPOCH

Baseball bases: FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, HOME

Years: FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR

Brain lobes (also see 5): FRONTAL, PARIETAL, OCCIPITAL, TEMPORAL

Year of the Four Emperors (69 AD): GALBA, OTHO, VITELLIUS, VESPASIAN

Galilean moons of Jupiter: GANYMEDE, CALLISTO, IO, EUROPA

Four states of matter: GAS, LIQUID, PLASMA, SOLID

Forces: GRAVITY, ELECTROMAGNETIC, WEAK NUCLEAR, STRONG NUCLEAR

Hogwarts Houses: GRYFFINDOR, SLYTHERIN, HUFFLEPUFF, RAVENCLAW

Geologic Eons: HADEAN, ARCHEAN, PROTEROZOIC, PHANEROZOIC

4-H: HEAD, HEART, HANDS, HEALTH

Card suits: HEARTS, DIAMONDS, CLUBS, SPADES

Japanese Islands: HOKKAIDO, KYUSHU, SHIKOKU, HONSHU

Warcraft III races: HUMANS, ORCS, NIGHT ELVES, UNDEAD

4-stroke engine: INTAKE, COMPRESSION, POWER, EXHAUST

Honors: JACK, QUEEN, KING, and ACE

Gang of Four: JIANG, WANG, YAO, ZHANG

Little Women: JO, BETH, MEG, AMY

Gospels: MATTHEW, MARK, JOHN, LUKE

The Beatles: MCCARTNEY, LENNON, STARR, HARRISON

Nonsystematic organic prefixes: METH-, ETH-, PROP-, BUT-

Fantastic Four: MISTER FANTASTIC, INVISIBLE WOMAN, THE HUMAN TORCH, THE THING

The Grand Opus (alchemy): NIGREDO, ALBEDO, CITRINITAS, RUBEDO

Cardinal directions: NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST

Intercardinal directions: NORTHWEST, NORTHEAST, SOUTHWEST, SOUTHEAST

English rhyme: OLD, NEW, BORROWED, BLUE

Scarborough Fair: PARSLEY, ROSEMARY, SAGE, and THYME

Four Estates: POLITICS, ADMINISTRATION, JUDICIARY, JOURNALISM

Four seasons (Vivaldi): PRIMAVERA, ESTATE, AUTUNNO, INVERNO

Mitosis stages: PROPHASE, METAPHASE, ANAPHASE, TELOPHASE

Mutant turtles: RAPHAEL, LEONARDO, MICHELANGELO, DONATELLO

Monopoly railroads: READING RAILROAD, PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD, B & O RAILROAD, SHORT LINE

Wagner’s cycle: RHINEGOLD, VALKYRIE, SIEGRIED, TWILIGHT OF THE GODS

Seinfeld: SEINFELD, KRAMER, COSTANZA, BENES

Spectroscopic Notation: SHARP, PRINCIPAL, DIFFUSE, FUNDAMENTAL

Voices: SOPRANO, ALTO, TENOR, BASS

Seasons: SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN (FALL), WINTER

Playstation controller symbols: TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, CROSS, SQUARE

Directions: UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT

String Quartet: VIOLIN I, VIOLIN II, VIOLA, CELLO

Rushmore heads: WASHINGTON, JEFFERSON, LINCOLN, ROOSEVELT

Sets of Five

American grading system: A, B, C, D, F

English vowels: A, E, I, O, U

Angles under 360 degrees: ACUTE, RIGHT, OBTUSE, STRAIGHT, and REFLEX

Battleship pieces: AIRCRAFT CARRIER, BATTLESHIP, SUBMARINE, DESTROYER, PATROL BOAT

Birds under par: BIRDIE, EAGLE, ALBATROSS, CONDOR, OSTRICH

Olympic Ring colors: BLUE, YELLOW, RED, BLACK, GREEN

Group 13 elements: BORON, ALUMINUM, GALLIUM, INDIUM, THALLIUM

Bop it Extreme: BOP IT, PULL IT, TWIST IT, FLICK IT, SPIN IT

Settlers of Catan resources: BRICK (CLAY), LUMBER (WOOD), WOOL (SHEEP), GRAIN (WHEAT), ORE (ROCK, STONE)

Group 14 elements: CARBON, SILICON, GERMANIUM, TIN, LEAD

Permanent Members of the UN Security Council: CHINA, FRANCE, RUSSIA, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES

Space Shuttles: (ENTERPRISE*), COLUMBIA, CHALLENGER, DISCOVERY, ATLANTIS, ENDEAVOUR [*: Enterprise was a prototype space shuttle.]

Protocol Data Units in OSI Model: DATA, SEGMENT, PACKET, FRAME, BIT

Stages of grief: DENIAL, ANGER, BARGAINING, DEPRESSION, ACCEPTANCE

Captain Planet: EARTH, FIRE, WIND, WATER, HEART

Five Pillars of Islam: FAITH, PRAYER, CHARITY, FASTING, PILGRIMAGE

Halogens: FLUORINE, CHLORINE, BROMINE, IODINE, ASTATINE

Five brain lobes (see 4): FRONTAL, PARIETAL, OCCIPITAL, TEMPORAL, LIMBIC

Old Testament books: GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS, DEUTERONOMY

Great Lakes: HURON, ONTARIO, MICHIGAN, ERIE, SUPERIOR

Tetrominos: I, L, O, S, T (the game Tetris can be found in Sets of Seven.)

Jackson 5: JACKIE, TITO, JERMAINE, MARLON, MICHAEL

Microwave frequency bands: KU, X, C, S, L

Five Dynasties (in the 5 Dynasties and 10 Kingdoms period): LATER LIANG, LATER TANG, LATER JIN, LATER HAN, LATER ZHOU

The Five Good Emperors: NERVA, TRAJAN, HADRIAN, ANTONIUS PIUS, MARCUS AURELIUS

Pnictogens: NITROGEN, PHOSPHORUS, ARSENIC, ANTIMONY, BISMUTH

Mass Extinctions: ORDOVICIAN, LATE DEVONIAN, PERMIAN, TRIASSIC, CRETACEOUS

Chalcogens: OXYGEN, SULFUR, SELENIUM, TELLURIUM, POLONIUM

MTG Basic Lands: PLAINS, ISLAND, SWAMP, MOUNTAIN, FOREST

RPS expansion (Big Bang Theory): ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, LIZARD, SPOCK

Sega Consoles: SG-1000, MASTER SYSTEM, GENESIS, SATURN, DREAMCAST

Senses: SIGHT, HEARING, TASTE, SMELL, TOUCH

Nordic countries: SWEDEN, DENMARK, NORWAY, FINLAND, and ICELAND

Tastes: SWEET, SALT, SOUR, BITTER, UMAMI

Platonic Solids: TETRAHEDRON, CUBE, OCTAHEDRON, DODECAHEDRON, ICOSAHEDRON

Fingers: THUMB, POINTER (INDEX), MIDDLE, RING, PINKY

Atmospheric layers: TROPOSPHERE, STRATOSPHERE, MESOSPHERE, THERMOSPHERE, EXOSPHERE

MTG elements: WHITE, BLUE, BLACK, RED, GREEN

Five W’s: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY (HOW)

Five Elements (Chinese): WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL, WATER

Sets of Six

Six drinks that changed the world: BEER, WINE, SPIRITS, TEA, COFFEE, COCA-COLA

Founding EU members: BELGIUM, FRANCE, ITALY, LUXEMBOURG, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY

Alkali earth metals: BERYLLIUM, MAGNESIUM, CALCIUM, STRONTIUM, BARIUM, RADIUM

Chess pieces: BISHOP, KING, KNIGHT, PAWN, QUEEN, ROOK

Clue weapons: CANDLESTICK, DAGGER, LEAD PIPE, REVOLVER, ROPE, SPANNER (WRENCH)

Wives of Henry VIII: CATHERINE OF ARAGON, ANNE BOLEYN, JANE SEYMOUR, ANNE OF CLEVES, CATHERINE HOWARD, CATHERINE PARR

New England states: CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW HAMPSHIRE, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT

Cell Life Cycle: CYTOKINESIS, PROPHASE, METAPHASE, ANAPHASE, TELOPHASE, INTERPHASE

Arimaa pieces: ELEPHANT, CAMEL, HORSE, DOG, CAT, RABBIT

Regular 4-D Polytopes: 5-CELL, 8-CELL, 16-CELL, 24-CELL, 120-CELL, 600-CELL

LOST numbers: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

Trivial Pursuit categories: GEOGRAPHY, ENTERTAINMENT, HISTORY, ARTS & LITERATURE, SCIENCE & NATURE, SPORTS & LEISURE

Food groups: GRAINS, VEGETABLES, FRUITS, MEATS AND BEANS, DAIRY, OILS

Named Noble Gases: HELIUM, NEON, ARGON, KRYPTON, XENON, RADON

Bloom’s taxonomy: KNOWLEDGE, COMPREHENSION, APPLICATION, ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS, EVALUATION

Alkali metals: LITHIUM, SODIUM, POTASSIUM, RUBIDIUM, CESIUM, FRANCIUM

Nations comprising the Iroquois Confederacy: MOHAWK, ONONDAGA, ONEIDA, CAYUGA, SENECA, TUSCARORA

Order of Operations: PARENTHESES (BRACKETS), EXPONENTIATION, MULTIPLICATION, DIVISION, SUBTRACTION, ADDITION

US Coins: PENNY, NICKEL, DIME, QUARTER, HALF DOLLAR, DOLLAR

World of Warcraft Item Qualities: POOR (GRAY), COMMON (WHITE), UNCOMMON (GREEN), RARE (BLUE), EPIC (PURPLE), LEGENDARY (ORANGE)

AICPA Code of Conduct: RESPONSIBILITY, PUBLIC INTEREST, INTEGRITY, OBJECTIVITY AND INDEPENDENCE, DUE CARE, SCOPE AND NATURE OF SERVICES

Clue suspects: SCARLET, PLUM, PEACOCK, GREEN, MUSTARD, WHITE

Trigonometric functions: SINE, COSINE, TANGENT, SECANT, COSECANT, COTANGENT

Original D&D skills: STRENGTH, INTELLIGENCE, WISDOM, DEXTERITY, CONSTITUTION, CHARISMA

Linux safe reboot: UNRAW, TERMINATE, KILL, SYNC, UNMOUNT, REBOOT

Quark flavors: UP, DOWN, STRANGE, CHARM, TOP, BOTTOM

Sets of Seven

Sources: Yo Dawg, I Herd You Like Puzzle Hunts (MIT Mystery Hunt ’12), xkcd #1417, Li Ven Se Tt Le (SUMS ’14 III.2), Seven Habits of Highly Effective Prisoners (Puzzle Boat III)

Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television: Ok, you can Google that one yourself.

Seven Brothers: ADAM, BENJAMIN, CALEB, DANIEL, EPHRAIM, FRANK, GIDEON

Chinese Chess Pieces: ADVISOR, CANNON, CHARIOT, ELEPHANT, GENERAL, HORSE, SOLDIER

Complete Plays of Sophocles: AJAX, ELECTRA, OEDIPUS REX, OEDIPUS AT COLONUS, ANTIGONE, THE WOMEN OF TRACHIS, PHILOCTETES

Logic gates: AND, OR, NAND, NOR, XOR, XNOR, NOT

Layers of the OSI Model: APPLICATION, PRESENTATION, SESSION, TRANSPORT, NETWORK, DATA LINK, PHYSICAL

Countries with Antarctic claims: ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, CHILE, FRANCE, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, UNITED KINGDOM

Seven continents: ASIA, AFRICA, NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE, ANTARCTICA, AUSTRALIA

Seven Hills of Rome: AVENTINE, CAELIAN, CAPITOLINE, ESQUILINE, PALATINE, QUIRINAL, VIMINAL

Seven Sacraments: BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION, HOLY EUCHARIST, PENANCE, ANOINTING OF THE SICK, HOLY ORDERS, MATRIMONY

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: BE PROACTIVE, BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND, PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST, THINK WIN-WIN, SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD, SYNERGIZE, SHARPEN THE SAW

Weasley family: BILL, CHARLIE, PERCY, FRED, GEORGE, RON, GINNY

Group of 7: CARMICHAEL, HARRIS, JACKSON, JOHNSTON, LISMER, MACDONALD, VARLEY

Seven Basic Tools of Quality: CAUSE-AND-EFFECT DIAGRAM, CHECK SHEET, CONTROL CHART, HISTOGRAM, PARETO CHART, SCATTER DIAGRAM, STRATIFICATION

Chakras: CROWN, THIRD-EYE, THROAT, HEART, NAVEL, SACRAL, ROOT

Seven Virtues: CHASTITY, TEMPERANCE, CHARITY, DILIGENCE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, HUMILITY

Social Story Sentence Types: DESCRIPTIVE, PERSPECTIVE, DIRECTIVE, AFFIRMATIVE, CONTROL, COOPERATIVE, PARTIAL

Horcruxes: DIARY, LOCKET, CUP, DIADEM, RING, NAGINI, HARRY

Solfege: DO, RE, MI, FA, SO (SOL), LA, TI (SI)

Seven Dwarfs: DOC, GRUMPY, HAPPY, SLEEPY, BASHFUL, SNEEZY, DOPEY

Founding members of The Authority:  DOCTOR, SWIFT, APOLLO, ENGINEER, MIDNIGHTER, SPARKS, HAWKSMOOR

Sound of Music Do-Re-Mi comparisons: DOE, RAY, ME, FAR, SEW, LA, TEA

Seven Faces of Dr. Lao: DR. LAO, MERLIN, PAN, SERPENT, MEDUSA, APOLLONIUS OF TYANA, THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN

Stars composing the Big Dipper: DUBHE, MERAK, PHECDA, MEGREZ, ALIOTH, MIZAR, ALKAID (order by Bayer designation)

Seven Churches of Revelation: EPHESUS, SMYRNA, PERGAMON, THYATIRA, SARDIS, PHILADELPHIA, LAODICEA

Seven Summits: EVEREST, ACONCAGUA, DENALI, KILIMANJARO, VINSON, ELBRUS, KOSCIUSZKO

Game of Thrones Aspects: FATHER, MOTHER, MAIDEN, CRONE, WARRIOR, SMITH, STRANGER

Coordinating conjunctions: FOR, AND, NOR, BUT, OR, YET, SO

Seven Archangels (Judaism): GABRIEL, MICHAEL, RAPHAEL, URIEL, RAGUEL, RAMIEL, ZADKIEL

Metals of Antiquity: GOLD, SILVER, COPPER, TIN, LEAD, IRON, MERCURY

Seven Liberal Arts: GRAMMAR, RHETORIC, LOGIC, MATHEMATICS, GEOMETRY, MUSIC, ASTRONOMY

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA, HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON, STATUE OF ZEUS AT OLYMPIA, TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS AT EPHESUS, MAUSOLEUM AT HALICARNASSUS, COLOSSUS OF RHODES, LIGHTHOUSE OF ALEXANDRIA

Roman Numerals: I, V, X, L, C, D, M

Tetris pieces: I BLOCK, J BLOCK, L BLOCK, O BLOCK, S BLOCK, T BLOCK, Z BLOCK

Musical Modes: IONIAN, DORIAN, PHRYGIAN, LYDIAN, MIXOLYDIAN, AEOLIAN, LOCRIAN

Seven Samurai: KIKUCHIYO, KAMBEI SHIMADA, SHICHIROJI, KATSUSHIRO OKAMOTO, HEIHACHI HAYASHIDA, KYUZO, GOROBEI KATAYAMA

Seven Taxonomic Ranks: KINGDOM, PHYLUM, CLASS, ORDER, FAMILY, GENUS, SPECIES

Chronicles of Narnia: THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, PRINCE CASPIAN, THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER, THE SILVER CHAIR, THE HORSE AND HIS BOY, THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW, THE LAST BATTLE

Seven Deadly Sins: LUST, GLUTTONY, GREED, SLOTH, WRATH, ENVY, PRIDE

Defenders in Seven Against Thebes: MELANIPPUS, POLYPHONTES, MEGAREUS, HYPERBIUS, ACTOR, LASTHENES, ETEOCLES

SI base units: METRE, KILOGRAM, SECOND, AMPERE, KELVIN, MOLE, CANDELA

Brides of the Seven Brothers: MILLY, DORCAS, RUTH, MARTHA, LIZA, SARAH, ALICE

Factors of Enlightenment: MINDFULNESS, INVESTIGATION, ENERGY, JOY, RELAXATION, CONCENTRATION, EQUANIMITY

Days of the Week: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Seven Sisters colleges: MOUNT HOLYOKE, VASSAR, WELLESLEY, SMITH, RADCLIFFE, BRYN MAWR, BARNARD

Star classification: O, B, A, F, G, K, M, (R, N, S)

US Bills: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

Heptathlon sports: 100 METERS HURDLES, HIGH JUMP, SHOT PUT, 200 METERS, LONG JUMP, JAVELIN THROW, 800 METERS

Seven Basic Plots: OVERCOMING THE MONSTER, RAGS TO RICHES, THE QUEST, VOYAGE AND RETURN, COMEDY, TRAGEDY, REBIRTH

Geologic Epochs (in the Cenozoic Era): PALEOCENE, EOCENE, OLIGOCENE, MIOCENE, PLIOCENE, PLEISTOCENE, HOLOCENE

Star Wars films (growing): THE PHANTOM MENACE, ATTACK OF THE CLONES, REVENGE OF THE SITH, A NEW HOPE, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RETURN OF THE JEDI, THE FORCE AWAKENS

Harry Potter books: PHILOSOPHER’S (SORCERER’S) STONE, CHAMBER OF SECRETS, PRISONER OF AZKABAN, GOBLET OF FIRE, ORDER OF PHOENIX, HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, DEATHLY HALLOWS

Frieze Group: P1 (translation only), P11G (glide reflection), P1M1 (vertical reflection), P2 (180 degree rotation), P2MG (non-horizontal reflection), P11M (horizontal reflection), P2MM (everything)

Defense Against the Dark Arts Professors: QUIRRELL, LOCKHART, LUPIN, CROUCH, UMBRIDGE, SNAPE, CARROW

Electromagnetic spectrum: RADIO, MICROWAVE, INFRARED, VISIBLE LIGHT, ULTRAVIOLET, X-RAY, GAMMA RAY

Colors of the Rainbow: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO, VIOLET

Snooker ball colors by point value: RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BROWN, BLUE, PINK, BLACK (and WHITE for the cue ball)

Seven Layer Dip: REFRIED BEANS, CHEESE, GROUND BEEF, SOUR CREAM, GUACAMOLE, SALSA, OLIVES

CHEM-7 (Basic Metabolic Panel): SODIUM, CHLORINE, BLOOD UREA NITRATE, GLUCOSE, POTASSIUM, BICARBONATE, CREATININE

Elements of Art: SPACE, FORM, TEXTURE, SHAPE, LINE, VALUE, COLOR

The Pleiades: STEROPE, MAIA, TAYGETA, CELAENO, ELECTRA, MEROPE, ALCYONE

Classical Planets: SUN, MERCURY, VENUS, MOON, MARS, JUPITER, SATURN

Scale Degrees: TONIC, SUPERTONIC, MEDIANT, SUBDOMINANT, DOMINANT, SUBMEDIANT, LEADING TONE

Crystal systems: TRICLINIC, MONOCLINIC, ORTHOROMBIC, TETRAGONAL, TRIGONAL, HEXAGONAL, CUBIC

Big Mac ingredients (in jingle order): TWO ALL-BEEF PATTIES, SPECIAL SAUCE, LETTUCE, CHEESE, PICKLES, ONIONS, SESAME BUN

Attackers in Seven Against Thebes: TYDEUS, CAPANEUS, ETEOCLUS, HIPPOMEDON, PARTHENOPEUS, AMPHIARAUS, POLYNICES

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, COUNSEL, KNOWLEDGE, FORTITUDE, PIETY, WONDER

Sets of Eight

Telephone Keypad letter clusters: ABC, DEF, GHI, JKL, MNO, PQRS, TUV, WXYZ (2-9)

Aldohexoses: ALLOSE, ALTROSE, GLUCOSE, MANNOSE, GULOSE, IDOSE, GALACTOSE, TALOSE

Rise of Nations Ages: ANCIENT, CLASSICAL, MEDIEVAL, GUNPOWDER, ENLIGHTENMENT, INDUSTRIAL, MODERN, INFORMATION

Eight-Nation Alliance: AUSTRIA-HUNGARY, BRITISH EMPIRE, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, JAPAN, RUSSIA, UNITED STATES

Ingredients in V8: BEETS, CELERY, CARROTS, LETTUCE, PARSLEY, WATERCRESS, SPINACH, TOMATO

Minesweeper colors: BLUE (1), GREEN (2), RED (3), NAVY (4), MAROON (5), TEAL (6), BLACK (7), GRAY (8)

Monopoly color groups: BROWN/PURPLE, LIGHT BLUE, PINK, ORANGE, RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE

G-8 countries: CANADA, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, JAPAN, RUSSIA, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES

Eight is Enough children: DAVID, MARY, JOANIE, SUSAN, NANCY, ELIZABETH, TOMMY, NICHOLAS

Myers-Briggs personality attributes: EXTROVERSION, INTROVERSION, SENSING, INTUITION, THINKING, FEELING, JUDGING, PERCEIVING (these make up 2^4 = 16 combinations)

Hawaiian Islands: HAWAI’I, MAUI, O’AHU, KAUA’I, MOLOKA’I, LANA’I, NI’IHAU, KAHO’OLAWE

Permanent Lucky Charms: HEARTS, SHOOTING STARS, HORSESHOES, CLOVERS, BLUE MOONS, RAINBOWS, BALLOONS, HOURGLASS

Trigrams: HEAVEN, LAKE, FIRE, THUNDER, WIND, WATER, MOUNTAIN, EARTH

Planets: MERCURY, VENUS, EARTH, MARS, JUPITER, SATURN, URANUS, NEPTUNE

Phases of the Moon: NEW MOON, WAXING CRESCENT, FIRST QUARTER, WAXING GIBBOUS, FULL MOON, WANING GIBBOUS, THIRD QUARTER, WANING CRESCENT

Royal Houses of England and Great Britain: NORMAN, PLANTAGENET, LANCASTER, YORK, TUDOR, STUART, HANOVER, WINDSOR

Parts of Speech: NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PRONOUN, PREPOSITION, CONJUCTION, INTERJECTION

Order of Adjectives: OPINION, SIZE, AGE, SHAPE, COLOR, ORIGIN, MATERIAL, PURPOSE

Crayola 8-pack colors: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, VIOLET, BROWN, BLACK

Holst’s The Planets: WAR, PEACE, MESSENGER, JOLLITY, AGE, MAGICIAN, MYSTIC, RENEWER

Billiard Ball Colors: YELLOW (1/9), BLUE (2/10), RED (3/11), PURPLE (4/12), ORANGE (5/13), GREEN (6/14), MAROON (7/15), BLACK (8)

Sets of Nine

Nine Supreme Court Justices. (Well, eight right now.)

Weight classes: ATOM, FLY, BANTAM, FEATHER, LIGHT, WELTER, MIDDLE, CRUISER, HEAVY

Muses: CLIO, THALIA, ERATO, EUTERPE, POLYHYMNIA, CALLIOPE, TERPSICHORE, URANIA, MELPOMENE

Santa’s Reindeer: DASHER, DANCER, PRANCER, VIXEN, COMET, CUPID, DONNER, BLITZEN, (RUDOLPH)

Fellowship of the Ring: FRODO, SAMWISE, GANDALF, LEGOLAS, GIMLI, ARAGORN, BOROMIR, MERIADOC, PEREGRIN

Essential amino acids: HISTIDINE, ISOLEUCINE, LEUCINE, LYSINE, METHIONINE, PHENYLALANINE, THREONINE, TRYPTOPHAN, VALINE

Clue rooms: KITCHEN, BALLROOM, CONSERVATORY, BILLIARD ROOM, LIBRARY, STUDY, HALL, LOUNGE, DINING ROOM

Baseball positions: PITCHER, CATCHER, FIRST BASEMAN, SECOND BASEMAN, THIRD BASEMAN, SHORTSTOP, LEFT FIELDER, CENTER FIELDER, RIGHT FIELDER

Hierarchy of Angels: SERAPH, CHERUB, THRONE, DOMINION, VIRTUE, POWER, PRINCIPALITY, ARCHANGEL, ANGEL

Sets of Ten

Ten Commandments

Ten Articles in the Bill of Rights

Resistor Colors: BLACK, BROWN, RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, VIOLET, GRAY, WHITE

Plagues of Egypt: BLOOD, FROGS, GNATS, FLIES, LIVESTOCK DISEASE, BOILS, HAIL, LOCUSTS, DARKNESS, DEATH OF FIRSTBORN

SI prefixes, <1: DECI, CENTI, MILLI, MICRO, NANO, PICO, FEMTO, ATTO, ZEPTO, YOCTO

SI prefixes, >1: DEKA, HECTO, KILO, MEGA, GIGA, TERA, PETA, EXA, ZETTA, YOTTA

Shifted Number Row: EXCLAMATION MARK, COMMERCIAL AT, HASH, DOLLAR SIGN, PERCENT SIGN, CARET, AMPERSAND, ASTERISK, LEFT PARENTHESIS, RIGHT PARENTHESIS

5-card Poker Hands: HIGH CARD, ONE PAIR, TWO PAIR, THREE OF A KIND, STRAIGHT, FLUSH, FULL HOUSE, FOUR OF A KIND, STRAIGHT FLUSH, ROYAL FLUSH

IRS service centers: HOLTSVILLE NY (005), ANDOVER MA (055), PHILADELPHIA PA (192), MEMPHIS TN (375), ATLANTA GA (399), COVINGTON KY (459), KANSAS CITY MO (649), AUSTIN TX (733), OGDEN UT (842), FRESNO CA (938)

Heavenly Stems: JIA, YI, BING, DING, WU, JI, GENG, XIN, REN, GUI

ITU numbers: NADAZERO, UNAONE, BISSOTWO, TERRATHREE, KARTEFOUR, PANTAFIVE, SOXISIX, SETTESEVEN, OKTOEIGHT, NOVENINE

Digits: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, ZERO

Decathlon sports: 100 METERS, LONG JUMP, SHOT PUT, HIGH JUMP, 400 METERS, 110 METERS HURDLES, DISCUS THROW, POLE VAULT, JAVELIN THROW, 1500 METERS

Canadian Provinces: ONTARIO, QUEBEC, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, MANITOBA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (Territories brings this up to 13 – NUNAVUT, YUKON TERRITORY, and NORTHWEST TERRITORIES)

Innovation Ages: PREHISTORY, CLASSICAL, MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, EXPLORATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, ROMANCE, MODERN, POSTMODERN, INFORMATION

Mohs Hardness scale: TALC, GYPSUM, CALCITE, FLUORITE, APATITE, ORTHOCLASE, QUARTS, TOPAZ, CORUNDUM, DIAMOND

Magicka elements: WATER, FIRE, LIGHTNING, EARTH, COLD, SHIELD, ARCANE, LIFE, STEAM, ICE

Sets of Eleven

Star Trek: PICTURE, WRATH, SEARCH, VOYAGE, FRONTIER, COUNTRY, GENERATIONS, CONTACT, INSURRECTION, NEMESIS, TREK

Android version foodstuffs: CUPCAKE, DONUT, ECLAIR, FROYO, GINGERBREAD, HONEYCOMB, ICE CREAM SANDWICH, JELLY BEAN, KITKAT, LOLLIPOP, MARSHMALLOW

Ocean’s 11: DANNY OCEAN, RUSTY RYAN, LINUS CALDWELL, BASHER TARR, FRANK CATTON, TURK MALLOY, SAUL BLOOM, REUBEN TISHKOFF, LIVINGSTON DELL, THE AMAZING YEN

Ionian Philosophers: THALES, HERACLITUS, EMPEDOCLES, LEUCIPPUS, ANAXIMANDER, DEMOCRITUS, ZENO, ANAXIMENES, PROTAGORAS, PARMENIDES, ANAXAGORAS

Sets of Twelve

Western Zodiac signs: ARIES, TAURUS, GEMINI, CANCER, LEO, VIRGO, LIBRA, SCORPIO, SAGITTARIUS, CAPRICORN, AQUARIUS, PISCES (also see Modern Constellations the ecliptic passes through)

People who walked on the moon: NEIL ARMSTRONG, BUZZ ALDRIN, PETE CONRAD, ALAN BEAN, ALAN SHEPARD, EDGAR MITCHELL, DAVID SCOTT, JAMES IRWIN, JOHN YOUNG, CHARLES DUKE, EUGENE CERNAN, HARRISON SCHMITT

Federal Reserve Banks: BOSTON (A), NEW YORK (B), PHILADELPHIA (C), CLEVELAND (D), RICHMOND (E), ATLANTA (F), CHICAGO (G), ST. LOUIS (H), MINNEAPOLIS (I), KANSAS CITY (J), DALLAS (K), SAN FRANCISCO (L)

Chromatic scale: C / B SHARP, C SHARP / D FLAT, D, D SHARP / E FLAT, E / F FLAT, F / E SHARP, F SHARP / G FLAT, G, G SHARP / A FLAT, A, A SHARP / B FLAT, B / C FLAT

Alchemical Processes: CALCINATION, CONGELATION, FIXATION, DISSOLUTION, DIGESTION, DISTILLATION, SUBLIMATION, SEPARATION, INCINERATION, FERMENTATION, MULTIPLICATION, PROJECTION

Geologic Periods (in the Phanerozoic): CAMBRIAN, ORDOVICIAN, SILURIAN, DEVONIAN, CARBONIFEROUS, PERMIAN, TRIASSIC, JURASSIC, CRETACEOUS, PALEOGENE, NEOGENE, QUATERNARY

Playable characters in Super Smash Bros. 64: CAPTAIN FALCON, DONKEY KONG, FOX, JIGGLYPUFF, KIRBY, LINK, LUIGI, MARIO, NESS, PIKACHU, SAMUS, YOSHI

OS X names: CHEETAH, PUMA, JAGUAR, PANTHER, TIGER, LEOPARD, SNOW LEOPARD, LION, MOUNTAIN LION, MAVERICKS, YOSEMITE, EL CAPITAN

Twelve Angry Men actors: COBB, FIEDLER, MARSHALL, WARDEN, BINNS, BALSAM, KLUGMAN, FONDA, MARSHALL, SWEENEY, BEGLEY, VOSKOVEC, WEBBER

Pentominoes: F, I, L, N, P, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z (Conway naming uses letters O-Z)

Birthstones: GARNET, AMETHYST, AQUAMARINE, DIAMOND, EMERALD, PEARL, RUBY, PERIDOT, SAPPHIRE, OPAL, TOPAZ, TURQUOISE

Actors who played The Doctor: HARTNELL, TROUGHTON, PERTWEE, BAKER, DAVISON, BAKER, MCCOY, MCGANN, ECCLESTON, TENNANT, SMITH, CAPALDI

Twelve Minor Prophets: HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, OBADIAH, JONAH, MICAH, NAHUM, HABAKKUK, ZEPHANIAH, HAGGAI, ZECHARIAH, MALACHI

Twelve Months: JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

Twelve Olympians (Roman): JUPITER, JUNO, NEPTUNE, CERES, MINERVA, APOLLO, DIANA, MARS, VENUS, VULCAN, MERCURY, (VESTA, BACCHUS)

Herculean Labors: NEMEAN LION, LERNAEAN HYDRA, GOLDEN HIND OF ARTEMIS, ERYMANTHIAN BOAR, AUGEAN STABLES, STYMPHALIAN BIRDS, CREATAN BULL, MARES OF DIOMEDES, GIRDLE OF HIPPOLYTA, CATTLE OF GERYON, APPLES OF HESPERIDES, CERBERUS

Twelve Gifts of Christmas: PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE, TURTLE DOVES, FRENCH HENS, CALLING BIRDS, GOLDEN RINGS, GEESE A-LAYING, SWANS A-SWIMMING, MAIDS A-MILKING, LADIES DANCING, LORDS A-LEAPING, PIPERS PIPING, DRUMMERS DRUMMING

Twelve Apostles: PETER, ANDREW, JAMES, JOHN, PHILIP, BARTHOLOMEW, THOMAS, MATTHEW, JAMES, THADDAEUS, SIMON, JUDAS

Chinese Zodiac: RAT, OX, TIGER, RABBIT, DRAGON, SNAKE, HORSE, GOAT, MONKEY, ROOSTER, DOG, PIG

Twelve Sons of Jacob: REUBEN, SIMEON, LEVI, JUDAH, DAN, NAPHTALI, GAD, ASHER, ISSACHAR, ZEBULUN, JOSEPH, BENJAMIN

Major Chinese Dynasties: XIA, SHANG, ZHOU, QIN, HAN, JIN, SUI, TANG, SONG, YUAN, MING, QING

Twelve Olympians (Greek): ZEUS, HERA, POSEIDON, DEMETER, ATHENA, APOLLO, ARTEMIS, ARES, APHRODITE, HEPHAESTUS, HERMES, (HESTIA, DIONYSUS)

Earthly Branches: ZI, CHOU, YIN, MAO, CHEN, SI, WU, WEI, SHEN, YOU, XU, HAI

Sets of Thirteen

Hawaiian alphabet: A, E, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, U, W, ‘

Playing Card Ranks: ACE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, JACK, QUEEN, KING

Modern Constellations the ecliptic passes through: ARIES, TAURUS, GEMINI, CANCER, LEO, VIRGO, LIBRA, SCORPIO, OPHIUCHIUS, SAGITTARIUS, CAPRICORN, AQUARIUS, PISCES

Series of Unfortunate Events books: BAD BEGINNING, REPTILE ROOM, WIDE WINDOW, MISERABLE MILL, AUSTERE ACADEMY, ERSATZ ELEVATOR, VILE VILLAGE, HOSTILE HOSPITAL, CARNIVOROUS CARNIVAL, SLIPPERY SLOPE, GRIM GROTTO, PENULTIMATE PERIL, THE END

Thirteen Colonies: DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, GEORGIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, VIRGINIA, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, RHODE ISLAND

Archimedean Solids: TRUNCATED TETRAHEDRON, CUBOCTAHEDRON, TRUNCATED CUBE, TRUNCATED OCTAHEDRON, RHOMBICUBOCTAHEDRON, TRUNCATED CUBOCTAHEDRON, SNUB CUBE, ICOSIDODECAHEDRON, TRUNCATED DODECAHEDRON, TRUNCATED ICOSAHEDRON, RHOMBICOSIDODECAHEDRON, TRUNCATED ICOSIDODECAHEDRON, SNUB ICOSIDODECAHEDRON

Sets of Fourteen

James Bond novels by Fleming: CASINO ROYALE, LIVE AND LET DIE, MOONRAKER, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, DR. NO, GOLDFINGER, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, THUNDERBALL, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS

(Known) Neptunian moons: NAIAD, THALASSA, DESPINA, GALATEA, LARISSA, S/2004 N 1, PROTEUS, TRITON, NEREID, HALIMEDE, SAO, LAOMEDEIA, PSAMANTHE, NESO

Some of My Favorite Things (Sound of Music): RAINDROPS ON ROSES, WHISKERS ON KITTENS, BRIGHT COPPER KETTLES, WARM WOOLEN MITTENS, BROWN PAPER PACKAGES TIED UP WITH STRINGS, CREAM COLORED PONIES, CRISP APPLE STRUDELS, DOORBELLS, SLEIGH BELLS, SCHNITZEL WITH NOODLES, WILD GEESE THAT FLY WITH THE MOON ON THEIR WINGS, GIRLS IN WHITE DRESSES WITH BLUE SATIN SASHES, SNOWFLAKES THAT STAY ON MY NOSE AND EYELASHES, SILVER WHITE WINTERS THAT MELT INTO SPRINGS

Sets of Fifteen

Actinides: ACTINIUM, THORIUM, PROTACTINIUM, URANIUM, NEPTUNIUM, PLUTONIUM, AMERICIUM, CURIUM, BERKELIUM, CALIFORNIUM, EINSTEINIUM, FERMIUM, MENDLEVIUM, NOBELIUM, LAWRENCIUM

Lanthanides: LANTHANUM, CERIUM, PRASEODYMIUM, NEODYMIUM, PROMETHIUM, SAMARIUM, EUROPIUM, GADOLINIUM, TERBIUM, DYSPROSIUM, HOLMIUM, ERBIUM, THULIUM, YTTERBIUM, THULIUM

Rugby Union positions: LOOSEHEAD PROP, HOOKER, TIGHTHEAD PROP, NUMBER-4 LOCK, NUMBER-5 LOCK, BLINDSIDE-FLANKER, OPENSIDE-FLANKER, NUMBER-8, SCRUM-HALF, FLY-HALF, LEFT-WING, INSIDE-CENTRE, OUTSIDE-CENTRE, RIGHT-WING, FULLBACK

Billiard Ball colors: YELLOW, BLUE, RED, PURPLE, ORANGE, GREEN, MAROON, BLACK, STRIPED YELLOW, STRIPED BLUE, STRIPED RED, STRIPED PURPLE, STRIPED ORANGE, STRIPED GREEN, STRIPED MAROON

Sets of Sixteen

Myers-Briggs personality types – see Sets of Eight for the pairs of personalities

Crayola 16-pack colors: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, VIOLET, BROWN, BLACK, CARNATION PINK, RED ORANGE, YELLOW ORANGE, YELLOW GREEN, BLUE GREEN, BLUE VIOLET, RED VIOLET, WHITE

Sets of Seventeen

Wallpaper group: P1 (translations only), P2 (four 180 degree rotation centers), PM (parallel reflection axes), PG (glide reflections parallel axis), CM (parallel axis reflection and glide reflection), P2MM (2 perpendicular reflection axes, 180 degree rotation), P2MG (reflections, 180 degree rotation, glide reflection), P2GG (180 degree rotation, perpendicular glide reflection), C2MM (perpendicular reflection, 180 degree rotation, P4 (90 degree rotation), P4MM (90 degree rotation, four reflection axes), P4GM (90 degree rotation, two reflection axes), P3 (120 degree rotation), P3M1 (120 degree rotation, reflection on rotation), P31M (120 degree rotation, reflection not all on rotation), P6 (60 degree rotation), P6MM (60 degree rotation, reflection)

Sets of Eighteen

Pokemon types: NORMAL, FIRE, WATER, GRASS, ELECTRIC, ICE, FIGHTING, POISON, GROUND, FLYING, PSYCHIC, BUG, ROCK, GHOST, DARK, DRAGON, STEEL, FAIRY

Sets of Twenty

Human Amino Acids: ALANINE, ARGININE, ASPARAGINE, ASPARTIC ACID, CYSTEINE, GLUTAMIC ACID, GLUTAMINE, GLYCINE, HISTIDINE, ISOLEUCINE, LEUCINE, LYSINE, METHIONINE, PHENYLALANINE, PROLINE, SERINE, THEONINE, TRYPTOPHAN, TYROSINE, VALINE

Countries with single-letter international license plate codes: AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CUBA, GERMANY (D), SPAIN (E), FRANCE, GABON, HUNGARY, ITALY, JAPAN, CAMBODIA (K), LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, NORWAY, PORTUGAL, QATAR, SWEDEN, THAILAND, VATICAN CITY, ZAMBIA

Sets of Twenty-One

MIT Numbered Departments: CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (1), MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (2), MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (3), ARCHITECTURE (4), CHEMISTRY (5), ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (6), BIOLOGY (7), PHYSICS (8), BRAIN AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE (9), CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (10), URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING (11), EARTH ATMOSPHERIC AND PLANETARY SCIENCE (12), ECONOMICS (14), MANAGEMENT (15), AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS (16), POLITICAL SCIENCE (17), MATHEMATICS (18), APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (20), HUMANITIES (21), NUCLEAR ENGINEERING (22), LINGUISTICS AND PHILOSOPHY (24)

Sets of Twenty-Two

Monopoly Properties (not counting railroads or utilities)

Amino Acids including those encoded by stop codons: ALANINE, ARGININE, ASPARAGINE, ASPARTIC ACID, CYSTEINE, GLUTAMIC ACID, GLUTAMINE, GLYCINE, HISTIDINE, ISOLEUCINE, LEUCINE, LYSINE, METHIONINE, PHENYLALANINE, PROLINE, PYRROLYSINE, SELENOCYSTEINE, SERINE, THEONINE, TRYPTOPHAN, TYROSINE, VALINE

Hebrew Letters: ALEPH, BETH, GIMEL, DALETH, HE, WAW, ZAYIN, HETH, TETH, YOD, KAPH, LAMED, MEM, NUN, SAMEKH, AYIN, PE, SADHE, QOPH, RESH, SHIN, TAW

Major Arcana: FOOL, MAGICIAN, HIGH PRIEST, EMPRESS, EMPEROR, HIEROPHANT, LOVERS, CHARIOT, STRENGTH, HERMIT, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, JUSTICE, HANGED MAN, DEATH, TEMPERANCE, DEVIL, TOWER, STAR, MOON, SUN, JUDGEMENT, WORLD

Sets of Twenty-Three

23 Chromosome pairs in humans (they’re just named Chromosome 1 … 22 and X/Y)

Sets of Twenty-Four

Greek Letters: ALPHA, BETA, GAMMA, DELTA, EPSILON, ZETA, ETA, THETA, IOTA, KAPPA, LAMBDA, MU, NU, XI, OMICRON, PI, RHO, SIGMA, TAU, UPSILON, PHI, CHI, PSI, OMEGA

Kinsey Millhone: ALIBI, BURGLAR, CORPSE, DEADBEAT, EVIDENCE, FUGITIVE, GUMSHOE, HOMICIDE, INNOCENT, JUDGEMENT, KILLER, LAWLESS, MALICE, NOOSE, OUTLAW, PERIL, QUARRY, RICOCHET, SILENCE, TRESPASS, UNDERTOW, VENGEANCE, WASTED, X (growing to 26)

Crayola 24-pack colors: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, VIOLET, BROWN, BLACK, CARNATION PINK, RED ORANGE, YELLOW ORANGE, YELLOW GREEN, BLUE GREEN, BLUE VIOLET, RED VIOLET, WHITE, VIOLET RED, SCARLET, DANDELION, GREEN YELLOW, CERULEAN, INDIGO, APRICOT, GRAY

Ubuntu version names: WARTY WARTHOG, HOARY HEDGEHOG, BREEZY BADGER, DAPPER DRAKE, EDGY EFT, FEISTY FAWN, GUTSY GIBBON, HARDY HERON, INTREPID IBEX, JAUNTY JACKALOPE, KARMIC KOALA, LUCID LYNX, MAVERICK MEERKAT, NATTY NARWHAL, ONEIRIC OCELOT, PRECISE PANGOLIN, QUANTAL QUETZAL, RARING RINGTAIL, SAUCY SALAMANDER, TRUSTY TAHR, UTOPIC UNICORN, VIVID VERVET, WILY WEREWOLF, XENIAL XERUS

Sets of Twenty-Five

People “Done too Soon” (Neil Diamond): JESUS CHRIST, FANNY BRICE, WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, HUMPHREY BOGART, GENGHIS KHAN, H.G. WELLS, HO CHI MINH, GUNGA DIN, HENRY LUCE, JOHN WILKES BOOTH, ALEXANDER KING, ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, RAMAR KRISHNA, MAMA WHISTLER, PATRICE LUMUMBA, RUSS COLOMBO, KARL MARX, CHICO MARX, ALBERT CAMUS, E. A. POE, HENRI ROUESSEAU, SHOLOM ALEICHEM, CARYL CHESSMAN, ALAN FREED, BUSTER KEATON

Sets of Twenty-Six

English Letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

1941-1956 US Phonetic alphabet: ABLE, BAKER, CHARLIE, DOG, EASY, FOX, GEORGE, HOW, ITEM, JIG, KING, LOVE, MIKE, NAN, OBOE, PETER, QUEEN, ROGER, SUGAR, TARE, UNCLE, VICTOR, WILLIAM, X-RAY, YOKE, ZEBRA

Police code: ADAM, BOY, CHARLES, DAVID, EDWARD, FRANK, GEORGE, HENRY, IDA, JOHN, KING, LINCOLN, MARY, NORA, OCEAN, PAUL, QUEEN, ROBERT, SAM, TOM, UNION, VICTOR, WILLIAM, X-RAY, YOUNG (YELLOW), ZEBRA

NATO Alphabet: ALFA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA, ECHO, FOXTROT, GOLF, HOTEL, INDIA, JULIETT, KILO, LIMA, MIKE, NOVEMBER, OSCAR, PAPA, QUEBEC, ROMEO, SIERRA, TANGO, UNIFORM, VICTOR, WHISKEY, XRAY, YANKEE, ZULU

1927 ITU alphabet: AMSTERDAM, BALTIMORE, CASABLANCA, DENMARK, EDISON, FLORIDA, GALLIPOLI, HAVANA, ITALIA, JERUSALEM, KILOGRAMME, LIVERPOOL, MADAGASCAR, NEW YORK, OSLO, PARIS, QUEBEC, ROMA, SANTIAGO, TRIPOLI, UPSALA, VALENCIA, WASHINGTON, XANTHIPPE, YOKOHAMA, ZURICH

Playable Characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee: BOWSER, CAPTAIN FALCON, DONKEY KONG, DR. MARIO, FALCO, FOX, GANONDORF, ICE CLIMBERS, JIGGLYPUFF, KIRBY, LINK, LUIGI, MARIO, MARTH, MEWTWO, MR. GAME & WATCH, NESS, PEACH, PICHU, PIKACHU, ROY, SAMUS, SHEIK, YOSHI, YOUNG LINK, ZELDA

Sets of A Lot (27+)

27 (Known) Uranian moons

28 Monopoly properties

28+ current European Union states

29 colors in Joseph’s Technicolor Dreamcoat (lyrics)

32 Mexican states

33 letters in the Russian alphabet (maybe more used for other Cyrillic languages)

34 Chinese provinces and things

36 Hexominos

39 Playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

42 Risk territories

44 Presidents (soon to be 45 (CLEVELAND counts twice))

47 Japanese hiragana (Can be ordered by the Iroha)

47 Japanese prefectures

50 U.S. States

51 languages on the Wikipedia logo

51+ (58+?) Playable characters in Smash 4

62 Goosebumps books (Original Series)

62 Saturnian moons

62 things mentioned in Weird Al Yankovic’s “Hardware Store”

64 I Ching Hexagrams

67 Known Jovian Moons

69 Love Songs (album by Magnetic Fields)

72 Engraved names on the Eiffel Tower

80 elements with stable isotopes

88 Constellations

91 places mentioned in “I’ve Been Everywhere, Man” (Johnny Cash)

92 Johnson solids

92 elements up to Uranium

95 printable ASCII characters

95 Theses of Martin Luther

102 elements in the Tom Lehrer song “The Elements”

100+? Members of the Delian League

100+? Minecraft blocks (probably more. I never bothered to count.)

~118 Chemical Elements

120+ X11 colors

130+ League of Legends Champions

151 Generation I Pokemon

154 Shakespearean Sonnets

175+ Nancy Drew Books

190+ The Hardy Boys Books

193-206 (or so) Countries

200+ Crayola colors

214 Chinese radicals (Kangxi dictionary)

254 stable nuclides

256 1-D local cellular automata

266+ Catholic Popes

288 primordial nuclides

~300 things in DSM-IV / DSM-5

(366) The French Revolutionary calendar names EVERY SINGLE DAY a different thing!

400+ NANP area codes (and probably less than 720)

700+ Pokemon (and counting)

~7000 languages in the world

Sets of Way Too Many (>9000)

~5*10^4 Chinese characters

~8*10^4 ZIP codes

~10^5 English words

2.6*10^5 2-D local cellular automata

>2.8*10^5 OEIS sequences

~10^6 Minor Planets

~10^6 Unicode characters

~1.6*10^7 Expressible Hexcode colors

~10^12? Stars (Maybe about 1000 or so named)

Infinite Sets

Infinite Numbers, in general.

Many sequences of numbers are infinite, go see OEIS

Number of times: ONCE, TWICE, THRICE, QUARCE, QUINCE, SENCE, SEPTENCE, … (DROD speak for 4+. If you’re a normal person just say “FOUR TIMES”, “FIVE TIMES”, etc.)

Base systems: UNARY, BINARY, TERNARY, QUATERNARY, QUINARY, SENARY, SEPTENARY, OCTAL, NONARY, DECIMAL / DENARY, UNDECIMAL, DUODECIMAL, TRIDECIMAL, TETRADECIMAL, PENTADECIMAL, HEXADECIMAL, HEPTADECIMAL, OCTADECIMAL, NONADECIMAL, VIGESIMAL, …

Polygons: TRIANGLE, QUADRILATERAL, PENTAGON, HEXAGON, HEPTAGON, OCTAGON, NONAGON (ENNEAGON), DECAGON, UNDECAGON (HENDECAGON), DODECAGON, TRIDECAGON, TETRADECAGON, PENTADECAGON, HEXADECAGON, HEPTADECAGON, OCTADECAGON, ENNEADECAGON, ICOSAGON, …

Powers of Ten words: ONE, TEN, HUNDRED, THOUSAND, MILLION, BILLION, TRILLION, QUADRILLION, QUINTILLION, SEXTILLION, SEPTILLION, OCTILLION, NONILLION, DECILLION, UNDECILLION, DUODECILLION, TREDECILLION, QUATTRODECILLION, QUINDECILLION, SEXADECILLION, SEPTADECILLION, OCTODECILLION, NONADECILLION, VIGINTILLION, …

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