The power of ten to the power of sixty


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When we want to describe a big number, we say things such as "almost the distance between the earth and the moon" or utter some other attempt to make the number understandable. But there are numbers which force us to up our game of comparing. In this episode, we enter into the field of homeopathy, a field with numbers that are so exceptionally big that common comparisons just won't do the trick.

This episode is an extended version of one of our blog posts.

Music by Salapakka Sound System, Monroeville Music Center, Chris Zabriskie, Josh Woodward, Kevin McLeod and the Breuss Arrizabalaga Quartet. Using sound effects by Mike Koenig and Caroline Ford. Find the detailed tracklisting for all episodes here.

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