A technique of vital importance at all levels in physics is estimation. This is obvious from the first chapter in any introductory physics textbook, but is also related to the working physicist. Checking orders of magnitudes during research presentations is common practice - I've seen many good questions with good followup answers that started with "If I estimated that value I would get something much different". In general, the actually result is not the interesting thing - it's what individual things will affect the result. There are even famous examples of this: Fermi's piano tuner problem, and the Drake equation. Apparently, Fermi was so good at this that he estimated the size of the Trinity nuclear bomb test to within a factor of 2 (see the wikipedia article for a discussion of that).
In this spirit, I would like to see someone try and estimate the number of hairs on the human head. The answer must include the basic assumptions so we can see where the major unknowns lie, and the best answer is one which requires no specific knowledge