# 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/