When you're too old for a single box of candles
July 28, 2010 2:55 PM Subscribe
A friend recently had a birthday, but because of her age, they couldn't really fit enough candles on the cake without it becoming absurd, so they represented her age by using the number of candles in the digits of her age—a group of five on the left, three on the right for 53. Is there a name for that kind of representation of a number?
posted by Toekneesan to Grab Bag (11 answers total)