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On average, ants compose 15-20% of the terrestrial animal biomass in the world, and as much as 25% in the tropics.

Someone get me a reallllllllllly big can of Raid. I'm going hunting!

 

Anatomically modern humans have existed for about 200,000 years. Of those 200,000 years:

 

190,000 passed before any of us anywhere in the world started farming.

 

195,000 passed before any of us learnt to write.

 

199,500 passed before the first book was press-printed.

 

199,980 passed before the start of the Internet as we know it.

 

199,985 passed when all that literary progress started going downhill with the advent of Net-speak...


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Irony: An amnesiac rediscovering they have an eidetic memory.

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I wonder if the universe does end... and whats on the other side. O.O I hope that after I die, these questions can be answered. :D


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Right we're talking about the observable Universe here, that makes a massive difference already. It's still really big.

 

Nobody ever talks about anything outside of the observable universe. Because...well, it can't be observed. So really we know nothing about it.


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A Boeing 747's wingspan (195 ft 8in on the smallest models) is longer than the Wright Brother's first flight (120 feet)


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I wonder if the universe does end... and whats on the other side. O.O I hope that after I die, these questions can be answered. :D

I'd rather them be answered while i'm still alive, if they're answered after I die there's a chance i'll never know them.

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I wonder if the universe does end... and whats on the other side. O.O I hope that after I die, these questions can be answered. :D

I'd rather them be answered while i'm still alive, if they're answered after I die there's a chance i'll never know them.

At that point, I probably wouldn't care. :shades:


99 dungeoneering achieved, thanks to everyone that celebrated with me!

 

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And I won't be till my head falls off ♪♪

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The number 10100 is known as a googol

 

The number 1010100 is known as a googolplex.

 

If you tried to write a googolplex out by hand, you could not fit the paper inside the entire space of the known universe.

 

Yet, this number is still very very far away from infinity. In fact, it is no closer to infinity than the number 1 is.

 

Kudos to anyone who knows where I got this from (without searching...).

Carl Sagan? Sounds like something he would say.

 

A googol would be 10 x 10, 100 times, and with my limited knowledge of math, I'm guessing that a googolplex is 10 times itself googol times. I'm not sure that last bit is gramatically sound, but whatever.

Easiest way to say it is a googol is one followed by one hundred zeros. A googolplex is one followed by a googol zeros. Googol was also invented by a nine-year-old, when asked to come up with the biggest number they could imagine that wasn't infinity.

 

 

Youtube is six years old. Yeah.


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Youtube is six years old. Yeah.

The first video uploaded to YouTube is about 19 seconds long.

Now, about 35 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.


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And I won't be till my head falls off ♪♪

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