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Because the number would be too difficult to write down, remember, and

tell anybody else about.

Would you be able to easily follow driving instructions to your dentist's office, if

you were told to leave the Parkway at Exit 54, turn left, drive 2,174,894 millimeters

west, turn right at the traffic light, and then look for a parking space after proceeding

roughly 3,872,000 millimeters more ?

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