But you cannot use the following check to test for a variable containing a NaN:
(someValue == Number.NaN)
The reason is because Number.NaN != Number.NaN by definition of the IEEE standards.
This inequality can be used to your advantage by using the following check:
(someValue != someValue)
The only time the above check will fail is that if someValue contains a NaN value.
Or you can use the global function isNaN(someValue).
note: the (someValue != someValue) is a check that works in many other languages (eg: c, c++, SQL, etc) which is why it is a useful idea to brush into the recesses of your memory.