The winners of our “Baby Stats” contest are:
First Place: Adam E
Second Place: Sally
Third Place: Kev
Here is the final scoreboard. Note the actual answers at the bottom of the image.
Congratulations Adam, Sally and Kev. Your Amazon.com gift cards are on the way.
Adam, aka Bus Nerd, and I go back almost 15 years as Microsoft Interns in the summer of ‘94. Sally is my little sis and Kevin is my big bro. Anyone who knows Adam probably is not surprised by his win given his penchant for baby data and numbers. It also helps that he is the proud father of nearly 17-month-old Rosa Caroline. In the end, it was all pseudo-educated guessing but I hope you had as much fun as I did watching the entries come in.
The results are quite interesting.
- Only 7 points separated first and third place. Sally and Kev were both a single middle-name syllable from winning or tying for first.
- Tara was 1 hour of labor short of jumping from fifth to first.
- Overwhelmingly, you all chose boy over girl and you were right.
- The dubious honor of earning zero points belongs to Christy.
The point allocations worked out much like I planned. For the most part, people who answered more correct questions finished higher than those who answered fewer. For example, Sally finished higher than Kevin despite Kevin getting the big 17-point question correct.
If it is any consolation, I would have finished with 12 points but only because I had the inside-scoop on the boy and girl names I preferred. :ashamed: