Alright, so I was messing around with parseInt to see how it handles values not yet initialized and I stumbled upon this gem. The below happens for any radix 24 or above.
parseInt(null, 24) === 23 // true
I tested it in IE, Chrome and Firefox and they all alert true, so I'm thinking it must be in the specification somewhere. A quick Google search didn't give me any results so here I am, hoping someone can explain.
I remember listening to a Crockford speech where he was saying
typeof null === "object" because of an oversight causing Object and Null to have a near identical type identifier in memory or something along those lines, but I can't find that video now.
Edit Correction, a higher radix returns diffferent results, 32 returns 785077
Edit 2 From zzzzBov:
[24...30]:23, 31:714695, 32:785077, 33:859935, 34:939407, 35:1023631, 36:1112745
parseInt( null, 24 ) === 23 is a true statement.