ëgoogolí = 1x10^100 --> Google: fact or fraud

Reply Wed 11 Jul, 2012 09:52 pm
I've just seen on facebook the claim that 1 with 100 zeroes after is called 'ëgoogolí' and is the basis of Google's name. Now I'm pretty sure 1x10^100 is called a 'googol' and wikipedia backs me up, but google searchs on ëgoogolí reveal lots of people citing the same list 'cool facts'. Is this a hoax? Or is wikipedia wrong?

I've just searched our discovery layer (around 100,000,000 objects) for ëgoogolí and not got a single hit whereas there's tons linking Google and googol.

Anyone know any more about this apparent misinformation?
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Reply Wed 11 Jul, 2012 11:55 pm
I think it's like the spelling "dilemna" for "dilemma" - there's no basis for it in fact, but it spreads on the Web like a virus. In any case the English alphabet lacks the ë and í characters.

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