I was looking back over my life.

I have spent 58 years training doctors (well a doctor anyways).

I spent 20 years in the Navy make sure we could all read bumper stickers and T-shirts in English, and not in Russian, Chinese, or Arabic. I spent 8 years teaching math in high school, and 5 years in college.

And the miracle is that I'm only 29-ish.

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A Little About Base 36.

Computers use base 2 (or binary), kindergarten children learn base 10, computer programers us base 16 for a lot of their work. But to use base 16 when you only know 10 digits (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9)? Well, you use 6 letter as digits. In base 16 the use the letters A, B, C, D, E and F to stand for the numbers 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.

Using all 10 digits, and 26 letters it is possible to write numbers in base 36. Some numbers when written in base 36 do not contain any of our base 10 numerals, and contain only letters.

Some interesting examples:

22,925 is HOT36 when written in base
36. (MBIOM)

30,701 is written 30701

_{10}when written in decimal, but when written in base 36 it is NOT_{36}. (MBIOM)
36,661 is SAD

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
42,005 becomes WET

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
17,854 is DRY

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
115,917 is COLD

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
693,887 is an odd number in decimal (or
base 10) but it is EVEN

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
599,810 is CUTE

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
541,526 is BLUE

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
694,029 is EVIL

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
1,325,734 is SEXY

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
1,652,100 is ZERO

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
19,468,964 and 778,369 are Black

_{36}and Gold_{36}when written in base 36. Vanderbilt fans will appreciate this. (MBIOM)
43,274,246 is not a prime number when
written in base 10, but it is PRIME

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
29,053,366 is HAPPY

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
46,509,097 is ROUND

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
28,152,239 is GREEN

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
36,687,922 is LUCKY

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
696,448,078 is BINARY

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
696,128,787 is BIGGER

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
953,025,713 is FRENCH

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
1,473,895,252 is ODIOUS

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
1,497,034,814 is ORANGE

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
2,080,372,496 is YELLOW

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
1,905,832,037 is VIOLET

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
1,127,652,792 is INDIGO

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
1,738,136,570 is SQUARE

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
1,311,194,835 becomes LONGER

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
62,019,439,011 becomes SHORTER

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
27,610,721,961 becomes COMPLEX

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
51,566,708,140 is NOTHING

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
62,297,964,963 is SMALLER

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
22,524,926,594 is ACIRCLE

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
29,165,720,925 is 29,165,720,925

_{10}when written in decimal, but it is DECIMAL_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
27,619,204,205 is CORRECT

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
60,635,467,679 is RUSSIAN

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
66,730,880,050 is UNLUCKY

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM_
832,423,584,191 is AMERICAN

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
963,545,940,959 is CANADIAN

_{36}when written in base 36. (MBIOM)
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