First used in 1940 by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, the number googol is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.

It was brought to public attention by Sirotta’s uncle, mathematician Edward Kasner, in his book Mathematics and the Imagination.

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by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Science

First used in 1940 by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, the number googol is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.

It was brought to public attention by Sirotta’s uncle, mathematician Edward Kasner, in his book Mathematics and the Imagination.

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