I guess there really is some truth to the autism quotient. I caught myself at paying attention to numbers today. Random numbers, in a way: I was waiting at a security checkpoint to enter another office of our company, when I found myself adding up the digits of their telephone number.
I already knew that I sometimes note “geeky” numbers, like 128, 256, 65536, 1337, 443, 42, 3141 (or 31415; you get the idea). For example, I saw a Bus at the airport – the license plate had “747” as the numerical part. Coincidence?
But be that as it may – to actually add the digits of a telephone number, and to do so automatically out of boredom and almost not even noticing it… Hm.