# Bajillion

“And lo, the number Bajillion (which is indeed a number) shall be among the holiest of numbers for you, and thou shalt not blaspheme against it by saying "Bajillion is not a real number," because then my wrath will be fierce, and it just isn't a good idea to disagree with what your God says since he's God and clearly knows better than you. Anyways, yeah, Bajillion is totally a number. Er, number-eth.”

~ God

A 1 followed by 42 zeros. That's all there is to it.

One bajillion is defined as the quantity 1042. That's right. Ten-to-the-Forty Two. Time to get started working out your conspiracy theories. But they're all wrong. It's just 1042. That's it. A bajillion bajillion (1084) is way beyond anyone's realm of comprehension. 'Nuff said.

## Representation

Some people have trouble comprehending how big a number a bajillion is. Some people don't graduate high school. But for all you who are having some trouble—or didn't graduate high school—here we go.

### Regular Old Number

1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

There, that doesn't look so bad, does it?

If you thought one weasel was bad, just think what a bajillion weasels would mean.

### Weasels

Think about it, though. Imagine ten weasels. Then ten times that amount. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times that. Then ten times THAT.

That's a lot of weasels, man.

### Carbon

If you had a bajillion carbon-12 atoms, it would weigh roughly 20,000,000 teragrams. (${\displaystyle 4.40924524*10^{16}}$ pounds).

That's a lot of carbon.

### Conclusion

From the previous two examples, we can see, despite the first example, a bajillion is a lot. Like a real lot.

## Bajillion in Culture

The phrase "a bajillion" is often used to mean five or six. It is generally used by compulsive liars and sufferers of attention deficit disorder.

The title of James Frey's book A Million Little Pieces was originally slated to be A Bajillion Little Pieces, however, the publishers thought this would make the book even less believable.