# 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.”

One **bajillion** is defined as the quantity 10^{42}. 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 10^{42}. That's it.
A bajillion bajillion (10^{84}) is way beyond anyone's realm of comprehension. 'Nuff said.

## Representation[edit]

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[edit]

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

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

### Weasels[edit]

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[edit]

If you had a bajillion carbon-12 atoms, it would weigh roughly 20,000,000 teragrams. ( pounds).

That's a **lot** of carbon.

### Conclusion[edit]

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

## Bajillion in Culture[edit]

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.