50 Posts!

I have 50 posts on this website, so maybe I should celebrate. This is actually the 51st post, but since this is a nerdy blog, I will celebrate with something nerdy. If I wrote 50! like I was celebrating, we could evaluate it as 50 factorial, or 50 times 49 times 48, and so on. This would produce a very large number, 30, 414, 093, 201, 713, 378, 043, 612, 608, 166, 064, 768, 844, 377, 641, 568, 960, 512, 000, 000, 000, 000. You could write this out as 30 vigintillion, 414 novemdecillion, 93 octodecillion, 201 septendecillion, 713 sexdecillion, 378 quindecillion, 43 quattuordecillion, 612 tredecillion, 608 duodecillion, 166 undecillion, 64 decillion, 768 nonillion, 844 octillion, 377 septillion, 641 sextillion, 568 quintillion, 960 quadrillion, and 512 trillion – this is close to the amount of atoms it would take to fill our solar system – 275 million times. This is also the number of combinations of the characters in the first sentence, which happens to be 50 characters long – these characters could be scrambled into many other strings of text, such as ” s osarsm hhiiuscse eoIteyel. 0eobaelo h bsbv a I5dpwet,tn  t”.

50!

Thanks to Wolfram Alpha for performing my large computations, as well as providing detailed information on the volume of an atom and the solar system, and to Text Mechanic String Randomizer for scrambling the sentence.