Brainy Quote of the Day

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Hella" Big Number!

Austin Sendek, a 20-year-old UC Davis student, is trying to get scientists from Boise to Beijing to use the term 'hella' to denote the unimaginably huge, seldom-cited quantity of 10 to the 27th power.

Do YOU have a name for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000? I don't think so.

Way-to-go Austin! You ROCK!!!

This completely dissuades the myth physics majors are humorless, lab rat automatons disconnected and disinterested in society.

(I'll admit, during intense involvement in some projects - thesis and/or dissertations - we may not take SHOWERS!)

If you want to read about some real humor, pick up a copy of any biography on Einstein!

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