Student picks name for "hella" big number

07/7/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

More than 60,000 people have joined Austin Sendek's online petition to nickname the number that is 10 to the 27th power. The physics major at the University of California, Davis, is asking the international Consultative Committee on Units to declare it a "hella" -- California slang for "very."

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