Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

C.V. Kimbrell (
Sun, 30 Jul 1995 23:13:58 -1000

> Perhaps that good sense should come now. Should we switch to a base-12
> numbering system?? Some advantages:
> 1) clocks (time), compass readings, many tool sizes, the 12 inch ft.,
> etc. could all be expressed decimally (in the new system),
> 2) twelve is more easily divisible than 10!!
> 3) U.S. and U.K could tell the rest of the world to switch to our
> base-12/English measurement system.
> Any other believers?
> -- Paul F. Sagasta
> Bangkok, Thailand

i can just see anthropologists 10,000 years from now speculating that the
base twelve number system was developed due to our limited intelligence
and having to base all of our calculations on our ten fingers and two feet
(versus our current system of only the ten fingers?)

satire can be Pun,, uh, phun ah fun