Paul F. Tompkins - Made-Up Numbers

The One with the Box of Pain Season 3, Ep 2 10/04/2016 Views: 1,483

Paul F. Tompkins wonders why there's no song to help us remember numbers -- and then he comes up with a disturbing theory. (1:15)

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Why is there no songfor the numbers?

[laughter]

There's so many numbers,you guys.

How am I supposed to rememberall of them?

Sometimes I can't rememberall the numbers,

and I'll make one up.

Like, 2012.

[laughter]

Is that real?I don't know.

But I remember the alphabetbecause of the song.

Numbers?

Here's how many numbersthere are.

At a certain point we gave up,

and we knocked one ofthe early ones on the side

and said, "That's it..."

[laughter]

"It just keeps going."

[laughter]

No, it doesn't just keep going.

What's the last number?

[laughter]

We can't have more numbers

than there are things to number.

[laughter]

So let's count everything.

[laughter]

Here's what I wouldstart with...

blades of grass.

[laughter]