During my formative schooling years, in which my brain enjoyed a longer shelf life as a tabula rasa than most of my peers, I came across an information book which described a number followed by 100 zeros that was known by the odd nomenclature of a “googol.”
For some strange reason, I’d never forgotten that unfathomably large metric and the name remained in the back of my mind rather undisturbed until six years ago, when I came across an Internet search engine whose name was based on the word.
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