Factoring the time


True story: one way that I commit large numbers to (hopefully) short-term memory is by factoring. If I take the time to factor a big number, then I can usually remember it for a little while.

This approach has occasional disadvantages. For example, I now have stuck in my brain the completely useless information that, many years ago, my seat at a Texas Rangers ballgame was somewhere in Section 336 (which is 6 \times 7 \times 8).

Source: http://www.xkcd.com/247/

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