Why don't the Simpsons live in a base 8 world?

The latest episode of Numberphile delves into a particularly interesting reference to pi from the Simpsons episode "Marge in Chains," while raising the very valid question as to why the Simpsons – who have eight fingers apiece – don't live in a base eight world.


The Simpsons' writers, like Futurama's, have a certain fondness for mathematical allusions.



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I think I remember hearing that the Na'vi language in Avatar has a base eight system to match their four-fingered hands. (I know that because I'm interested in conlangs, not because I love Avatar so much.)