Google got its name by misspelling the word googol (ten to the power of 100), while they were thinking about a googolplex (ten to the power of a googol).

From a Wiki for googolplex…

In 1938, Edward Kasner’s nine-year-old nephew, Milton Sirotta, coined the term googol, which is 10^(100) (that is 10 to the power of 100), then proposed the further term googolplex to be “one, followed by writing zeroes until you get tired”. Kasner decided to adopt a more formal definition “because different people get tired at different times and it would never do to have Carnera be a better mathematician than Dr. Einstein, simply because he had more endurance and could write for longer”. It thus became standardized to 10^(10^(100)). It is estimated there is no need for numbers larger than a googolplex, as a googolplex would be much larger than anything we need to count.

As an aside, the corporate headquaters of Google, Inc. is called the Googleplex!

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