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• In 1955, Quaker Oats offered a special prize in every box of Quaker Puffed Rice and Puffed Answer: Dell. Wheat cereal. cereal company sponA VERY The LARGE NUMBER sored a TV show called "Sergeant Preston of •the Edward Kasner wasprize a mathematician. In 1938 Yukon" and the was a deed granting he was asked to come up with a name for a the ownership one square inch of veryholder large number: theof numeral one, followed property on the Yukon River, 12 miles north by a hundred zeros. He asked his two young ofnephews Dawson. Quaker purchased a what name had theyactually would suggest. 19-acre tract and split it into 21 million sub• Nine-year-old Milton suggested a name divisions of funnies. an inch each. out of the A cartoon strip character • One manBarney collected of the Milton deeds which named was 10,000 very popular. chose he said entitled himfor to the a 75-foot Barney’s last name number.square plot, the company out that •although Kasner announced thepointed new name for his theonebig inch deeds were not adjacent to each other. number in his next book, altering the spelling. • The eventually re• SixtyCanadian years later,government Larry Page and Sergey Brin claimed thealand failuresearch to payengine. $37 inOther back developed newfor internet search Today enginesthesearched each webpage and taxes. deeds are worth about $40 ranked them according to how many times a for their value to collectors. specific term appeared on them, but Page and • The promotional stunt was so successful that Brin designed their search engine to search for later Quaker term offered cubic genuine the specific andone then findinch out of how many Yukon dirt inwere each that box led of cereal. links there back to that page, which resulted in a better search engine. OAT FACTS They 95% decided they neededin athename • •About of oats produced worldthat are reflected how many websites the search fed to livestock, with only about 5% of the enginecrop wasbeing searching. They the name world consumed bytook humans. of Edward Kasner’s very large number, only • 80% Americanit households oatmeal in they of misspelled slightly, so ithave ended up being their pantries. spelled exactly the same way the cartoon character his oatmeal last name. What’s • January is Barney the top spelled month for sales. it called? (Answer at bottom of page) • For steel-cut oats, the grains are sliced thin by a set of COMPUTER steel blades, FACTS while old-fashioned are steamed andsaid, then“640 rolledkbtoofproduce •oats In 1981 Bill Gates memorya ought to be enough for anybody.” flattened shape. Steel-cut oats take longer to and Law may states have athat bitcomputer more fiber. The more •cook Moore’s performance the oats are flattened and steamed, the quicker doubles every 18 to 24 months, and ever since they cook andbeen the true. softer they become. 1971, this–has • •Studies have shown that eating grams were of oat all fiHP, Google, Microsoft, and 3Apple started in garages. ber per day (about the amount in a one-cup serving) canGoogle, lower total cholesterol Answer: from googol. by 8% to 23%.


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