I think it answers the question: 'How many clones of this member would be required to change a light bulb?'
In Amochs case its 5.
Cypress would require -24235325 (meh ignore the minus sign, we are only concerned about magnitude. Its Cyp's fault anyway, he can't even answer a simple question):
(its okay Cyppie, not all of us were born to change light bulbs :b)
And Jaan needs 9 .
See this is what happens when there is an info vacuum; people start to guess and come up with their own magnificent theories.
Its the number of times they've been visited by aliens. Once again we are only looking at the magnitudes (ignore negative signs).
Or the ranking of the sperm which finally ended up giving rise to the member. Cypress= 24235325... maybe there was an earthquake at that err particular moment and the best ones got shunted out of way and sperm #24235325 got lucky.
Its the number of times they've gone to the toilet and done their business only to realise they are out of tp. Damn it Cyp, why'd you have to go and put a negative number? All my theories would work so well then.