One question was something like, "Do you feel happy when you look at a clock and see that it is 12:34?"
A lot of people did, but no, I don't. I also didn't find it all that impressive when it was 11 Nov 2011, or 11/11/11. I did buy a Slayer track on iTunes on 6/6/2006, but that was just to be funny. I mean, the Gregorian calendar? A 24-hour clock with 60 minute divisions? It's all so arbitrary anyway.
But I'm not immune! As it turns out, I do smile when I see a digital clock at 11:34. Because enter 1134 on your calculator, turn it upside down, and it spells hEll. Which, when you're a kid, feels pretty clever. And vaguely naughty.
In 8th grade I got a scientific calculator. This was not a $200 programmable graphing calculator like the kids today have, but it was, I believe, $70. And it had a decimal-to-hexadecimal function. And that's why I am able to remember the following number:
When you covert that to hexadecical, you get DEADA55.
Absolutely the height of calculator-based humor for a 13-year-old .
Also, I enjoy when it's 10:15 on a Saturday night.