Just Because…

We were talking how children make up the names of numbers and we wondered what the longest number with a name is.

The Science Part

The longest number with a name is the Googleplexian.

A Googolplexian is a number with 10100 zeroes. Whilst larger numbers can be imagined, the Googolplexian is largest number that could be found in the dictionary.

The search engine Google adopted the term googol (with a few creative changes) for its name to represent the vast amount of information it has available.

It is estimated that if the googolplexian was written down in a series of books, the weight would be heavier than the Earth.

The Future

Mankind always aims to beat the achievements of the generations that came before it. It is therefore likely that in the future a new named number will be created that will beat the size of the googolplexian. 

To see what a Googolplexian looks like click Here

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