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February 12, 2016
Q. If you're not too “bugged” by big numbers, consider 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 — that's 10 quintillion, or 10 followed by 18 zeros. What's this all about?
A. That's the number of insects alive on Earth at any given time, according to Harvard entomologist Edward O. Wilson, as reported by James O'Donoghue in New Scientist magazine. You can make that more than a billion (1,000,000,000) insects for each person on the planet.
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