The Lands of Dream website is proud to announce that we will be regularly publishing extracts from acclaimed Oneiropolis University scholar Jorrum Dooga’s new masterwork, The Book of Likely Facts (Oneiropolis University Press). Though the author requires little introduction, he has humbly requested that we nevertheless introduce him, particularly since this website reaches a large audience of bees, who may not be as familiar with his work as other readers. So, briefly:
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That said, let us now enjoy the fascinating new insights that Jorrum Dooga has prepared for us.
Most people learn the classical names of large numbers in school: million, billion, trillion, quadrillion, bajillion, gazillion, fnudrillion, godzillion, trevillion, fubrillion, squillion, and so on. But there is one number that is less well-known to the human public: the number catillion. This number is defined as “the amount of tuna a cat would like to have” and was originally devised in an attempt to measure infinity. What makes the number particularly unique, however, is that it is always one unit smaller than itself, because cats always eat that one portion of tuna straight out of the definition.
Mathematicians have concluded that this makes the number very confusing and have signed a pact never to discuss it in public.
This fact and others will be collected in the Likely Facts section of the site. We would like to apologize for the fact that this section smells slightly of fox fur. Julian the Announcement Fox, who is totally not writing this, sometimes used to sleep in that section when it hadn’t been opened yet.