Speaking of numbers and bases, two amusing stories spring to mind:
A friend of mine, blessed with a sharp mind, and even sharper sense of humour, was asked his opinion of who was right and wrong in a dispute between two people at work.
His reply was "Well , I think its 6 to the base 10 of one and 10 to the base 6 of the other...
Back in the 1970s in the early days of the dreaded decimalisation in the UK, I went to buy an eight foot length of timber, to be told that it was only sold by the metre. So I enquired how much it would cost and was advised " 15 pence a foot Mate" 😕