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One hell of a big number!

Monday, 12 April 2004

Most of us who are vaguely interested may already know that the Googol is a pretty big number1.

Until I read this article on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy site I hadn’t realised just how big it was though.

The article tries to put it into perspective by working out just how big a space would be filled by a Googol of those little silver balls you often find on fairy cakes. It’s big. Very big.


1 It’s 10 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000

Posted 12 April 2004, 15:10 BST