2 posts tagged with number by Toekneesan.
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When you're too old for a single box of candles

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 on Jul 28, 2010 - 11 answers

A drop in the river

How many books (titles, not editions or book pages) are available on Amazon? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 31, 2009 - 3 answers

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