Silence is the virtue of fools. -Sir Francis Bacon
Question #90318 posted on 09/09/2017 9:48 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why are the new Heritage Halls buildings in such a random order? I mean, it goes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and then 30. Whatever happened to 1-5 and 11-13 and 16-24? Wouldn't it make more sense to start from 1 and go until 13?

-A former resident of Heritage Halls

A:

Dear Former Resident,

Well, first of all, thanks to Django Fett, it has come to my attention that they seem so random because they were trying not to overlap the numbers of the existing old Heritage Halls buildings. Even though they had names, they still had numbers associated with them. So yes, it seems like it might not make that much sense. But, never fear, I'll show you how to make sense of them and see the pattern.

The top buildings of Heritage Halls follow a clockwise direction as far as the numbers go, from 25-30. If you're lost in Heritage remember that these numbers go clockwise.

Then you've got 14 and 15, which are kind of different, but still follow our pattern to some extent.

The next five buildings luckily also... seem to be completely random. I cannot actually fathom why they didn't follow their clockwise rule AT LEAST FOR MY SAKE. However, never to be deterred, I'll show you some more fun ways to remember the building numbers.

This arrow shows the buildings in numerical order. You'll notice that they resemble a sea serpent, but not just any sea serpent...

BILL PEET'S CYRUS THE UNSINKABLE SEA SERPENT

Yes, if you just remember this one fact, you'll realize that the Heritage buildings actually are in a logical order. If the sea monster method doesn't work for you, perhaps some of my other reliable methods will help to demonstrate this concept to you.

The Dragon Model: Notice that this method nicely helps to you remember the location of the central building (it is being eaten by the dragon). Also it is pooping out the Morris Center because no one likes that place. But this method will completely reliably help you remember the location of every single one of the buildings in order. (Remember that dragons read from head to tail.)

The Man Riding a Horse Model: This is my favorite model, because it is so descriptive. However, you'll need to remember that in contrast to dragons, horses read from tail to head, so the order is a little bit different. The nice thing about this model is that the man riding the horse is grasping the Culinary Support Center in his left hand and the Morris Center in his right hand which is both symbolic and descriptive. Also the horse is trampling the central building under hoof, which, take that as you will.

Well there you go, three super simple ways to remember the order of the Heritage Halls building. They're not really that random, are they?

Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave