Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 28-04-2008

Q: A googol is the number 1 followed by how many zeros?
(Yes, that’s where they got the idea for ‘Google’.

Answer to last week’s question:

(i) Snickers = Marathon
(ii) Cif = Jif
(iii) Nissan = Datsun

…and the winner was Phil … somebody!

5 Comments posted on "Trivia Question of the Week (17)"
Reggie on April 29th, 2008 at 6:43 am #

Well, before I check on Google, I think the answer is eighteen (select text to see answer).
A million is 6,
a billion is 9,
a trillion is 12

Clive on April 29th, 2008 at 4:54 pm #

Off the top of my head (and definitely without googling), a 1 followed by a hundred zeros.
Or is that a googleplex?

Tim on April 29th, 2008 at 10:35 pm #

1 followed by a BILLION zeroes, if Ye Olde Memorye Bankes serve me right.

Tim on May 1st, 2008 at 2:51 pm #

Man, it’s embarrassing to be so far off…

Rob on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:16 pm #

Mmmmm – I reckon 1 followed by a billion zeros would be best portrayed by the INFINITY sign!!!