Have you ever considered that we take numbers by 5 to be so normal, (and multiples of 10, especially) and base numerous systems on this premise...but what if we all had 4 fingers instead of 5?
There is the joke:"There are 10 kinds of people who understand the binary number system. Those that do, and those that don't."
We'd probably dump the decimal system and use the octagonal one.
And if we had only 4 digits, THEN the imperial system would finally make sense to me.
Btw, we do only have four fingers on each hand. Fingers have three phalanges each. Thumbs have two. We have five digits on each hand... Just had to say it...
Look up School House Rock's "Twelve Toes."
Bean ol buddy! Haven't seen you since battle school!
Strangely enough, I have a mate that a small faction of his family goes by 3s and 9s. I didn't really think much on it til you brought this up though.
Ender Wiggin?? Following.
Yes, we learned about the origins of the base-10 system in my math history courses.
Base 8 is great!
No going by 5's would still be more simple. The pattern would always end in a 5 or 0. By 4's it could be a 4, 8, 2, 6, 0.
We have the highest agreement rate I have ever seen.
Going by 0's is easiest. Only pattern I can do without using a calculator.
Srry for wasting 15 sec. Of your life by reading this pointless comment.
If you still bothered reading this far STOP.
Hear they're making a movie about us?
Well I hope you found this somewhat amusing.
If your still here stop and do something interesting.
I mean it.
It'd be easy enough.
I'm absolutely positively certain you should have stopped reading this compilation a long time ago.
Well that's a big minute of your life gone by reading all this now.
@ DrReid... As I told kermie, are you a socialist, communist, fascist, nazi, terrorist too?
@ bean... Yeah, but they weren't there. They can never understand...but you were. I heard you with the "absalam" stuff. Teared me up giving last rites.
I am expecting to get reported for spam now.
Guess I better stop then huh.
Final comment. Journey now ended.