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Old 4th November 2017, 12:10 PM
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Default What's significant about 138,082.35 miles?

Well it reads like this on a km/h Speedo:

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I was expecting the answer to be that it reads as something upside down.

You know, like we all did in school on our pocket calculators: 58008.618

Or was that just my school? ...
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I was expecting the answer to be that it reads as something upside down.

You know, like we all did in school on our pocket calculators: 58008.618

Or was that just my school? ...
What else would you use a calculator for
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The other one I remember was 710.77345.
There used to be a story attached that would run you through calculations that would result in that answer - buggered if I can remember the story!

The story leading to Mark's answer is called "Adolescence" - or maybe "Testosterone"!

The modern kids miss out on that stuff, iPads don't display the old digital figures on their calculator screen!

Mmm... 5318008!
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The modern kids miss out on that stuff, iPads don't display the old digital figures on their calculator screen!
Yeah, they can get all the 5318008 they want now, in HD.

We had to use out imaginations!


I'd forgot about the Shell Oil one and the "magical sum" that produced it (which was quite obviously derived by working backwards from the answer).
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