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A googol is the number 10100 (or 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000).
A 9-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of U.S. mathematician Edward Kasner, first used the word googol. Sirotta made this word in 1938, for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. It is said that the word "googol" was chosen to represent this number because it sounded like baby talk.
The company Google was named after the number "googol". It was named this because it was said that not only did google sound like googol, but Google had a googol search results.[source?] This is not literally true, as one googol would represent far more than all of the information on the Internet combined.
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