Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mathematicians Discover Largest Number

From Iowahawk:

An international mathematics research team announced today that they had discovered a new integer that surpasses any previously known value "by a totally mindblowing shitload." Project director Yujin Xiao of Stanford University said the theoretical number, dubbed a "stimulus," could lead to breakthroughs in fields as diverse as astrophysics, quantum mechanics, and Chicago asphalt contracting.

"Unlike previous large numbers like the Googleplex or the Bazillionty, the Stimulus has no static numerical definition," said Xiao. "It keeps growing and growing, compounding factorially, eating up all zeros in its path. It moves freely across Cartesian dimensions and has the power to make any other number irrational."

Oh yes, it continues. Click, read, laugh, then sigh.


Stopped Clock said...


Ellen K said...

It hurts to laugh.

ChrisA said...

LOL, oh that's great! I'm feeling under the weather and trying to head off to bed and I was literally LOL. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I believe that there's some evidence that the maximum atomic weight of administratium, previously assumed to be infinite, may in fact be a stimulous.

mmazenko said...

It's the black hole of government spending. But then again, what's the tipping point? Is it $11 trillion or $65 trillion or Stimulus/Googleplex/Bazillionty?

I guess we're about to find out.