Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Need For Larger And Larger Numbers

Mega, Giga, Tera, and Now the Hella

A campaign to name the number 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 "hella" is gaining support on an online petition, it emerged Tuesday.

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"With President Obama in office we are finding the old numbers to be inadequate to label the deficits" said Dr Harry Nomber. Dr Nomber went on to warn that if Obama were re-elected they may even have to revisit this number in 4 - 5 years.

8 comments:

Z said...

"Hella", huh?
Well, it's one HELL(of)A situation, isn't it!

MK said...

The way obama is going, your dollar will be like the state of the Italian Lira. Never mind the name for it, just add zeros and don't stop.

Chuck said...

Z, funny

MK, and send in your money

Randy said...

I read this article yesterday and certainly think we're headed that way with our debt.

However, I have a chart (not sure where I got it) that shows the number after "yotta" as being "xona". That's 1 octillion. After "xona", comes "weka" and "vunda". I guess hella could be a 1 followed by 36 zeroes...

Chuck said...

Randy, I had thought they already named these numbers?

Miss T.C. Shore said...

I think they should call it an "Obama".

cube said...

That is one harry nomber ;-)

Chuck said...

TC, funny

Cube, thought you might like the post