'Hella' Big: What Do You Call 1000000000000000000000000000?

Should a Northern California slang term become the official word for a giant number? Nearly 30,000 people think it's a hella good idea. In mid-February, Austin Sendek, a University of California at Davis physics student, launched an online campaign to make "hella" the official prefix for numbers with 27 zeros after the first digit. A Facebook petition supporting the idea has picked up steam, attracting almost 30,000 students and scientists from around the world. "The analysis of many physical...Full Story
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