If humans had evolved 16 fingers instead of 10, we would all be using hexadecimal instead of decimal. amirite?

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True. Would we also have 16 toes though? In pre Columbian meso america they used a system based on 20 instead of 10. (So in the 16 finger universe that would probably havebeen 32)

Fun fact: apparently some people have 12 fingers O_O. They amputee the extra fingers at birth. To make matters worse, 12 fingers is a dominant gene.

True, we use base ten because humans have ten fingers, or so based on what I was told

We could use base12 aswell. And I think long ago we kinda were. We have the word dozen, which means 12.

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