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I was at my friends house and he has this list on his fridge that didn't seem to make any sense to me. I am certain it has a meaning since my friend is not one for frivolous things. Also his memory is not the greatest, so this list is probably there to help him remember something. Here is the list:

Ice:

Nottingham
Obi Wan x2
Mater
Benign Growth x3
Aidan Turner x2
Wanda Maximoff
"The end is nigh, nerd" x3
Wonder Woman x2
"Unseen eye knows"
Alex Evans
Tuuka Rask
Leaf Ivory
Bandwith reducer

Do you guys have any idea what this list is supposed to be/help remind my friend of?

Note:

  • Don't think too much about the knowledge tag, it basically means you might have to google a thing or two on your way to the answer

  • The "x2","x3",etc.. means it was listed that many times on the list, I shortened it so it fit better here. Not having a xN means 1 time

Hint:

Whenever I see my friend look at the list he hums to himself, sounds a little like a song or maybe a jingle of some sort

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  • $\begingroup$ Is the order of the list important? Specifically, when there's a x2 does that mean the item appears twice in a row? $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell May 25 '16 at 19:27
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The answer is:

The phone number of the New Emergency Services
This number is: 0118 999 881 999 119 7253
see also: http://theitcrowd.wikia.com/wiki/New_Emergency_Services

It seems that when spoken,

Many items in the list have a number hidden within.

So:

Nottingham (naught) → 0
Obi Wan x2 (one) → 1 1
Mater (eight) → 8
Benign Growth x3 → 9 9 9
Aidan Turner x2 (eight) → 8 8
Wanda Maximoff (one) → 1
"The end is nigh, nerd" x3 → 9 9 9
Wonder Woman x2 (one) → 1 1
"Unseen eye knows" (nine) → 9
Alex Evans (seven) → 7
Tuuka Rask (two) → 2
Leaf Ivory (five) → 5
Bandwith reducer (three) → 3

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    $\begingroup$ i think is also worth to mention, the list starts from word ice, which is also acronym for "In Case of Emergency". $\endgroup$ – user902383 May 26 '16 at 10:56
  • $\begingroup$ Hah! Thanks, @Gamow. Should've just googled my list of numbers, it appears. $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell May 26 '16 at 15:54
  • $\begingroup$ This is correct! The video for it has a jingle to remember it by which is where the hint comes from $\endgroup$ – Gordon Allocman May 26 '16 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ This tune is going to be stuck in my head for a while... I just watched the video and it was hilarious! $\endgroup$ – Wesley Situ May 26 '16 at 17:11
  • $\begingroup$ Dangit, second time this site has put that tune in my head. First time was when I brought it up in response to a HELP/emergency number riddle. :P $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety May 31 '16 at 15:41
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I'm not sure what the connections between these items are, but here's a list of what they mean.

Nottingham

Nottingham is the main city in Robin Hood.

Obi Wan

Obi Wan is of course, a Star Wars character.

Mater

Mater, I assume is from that Pixar movie cars.

Benign growth

Benign growth is a term for a tumor.

Aidan Turner

Aidan Turner is an actor

Wanda Maximoff

Wanda Maximoff is the identity of Scarlet Witch from Marvel's comics.

"The end is nigh, nerd" x3

No idea what the next line means.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is obvious

"Unseen eye knows"

No idea about that next line.

Alex Evans

Alex Evans is a model.

Tuukka Rask

Tuukka Rask is an ice hockey player.

Leaf-Ivory

Leaf-Ivory could refer to a type of paper.

bandwidth reducer

And a bandwidth reducer is a piece of electronic equipment.


I hope this helps!

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  • $\begingroup$ Added spoilers, The unseen eye ==> The book: The All-Seeing Unseen Eye of God and Other Sermons? $\endgroup$ – Decypher May 25 '16 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ That's what I thought, too, but it seemed a stretch to me. $\endgroup$ – Larry May 25 '16 at 11:35

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