Tuesday, 17 August 2010

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms – 108

Sooooooper easy one for the day.

This organisation was named after a numerical denomination, like a billion or a lakh. However, it’s name had to be slightly modified to its current spelling because the first cheque they received actually misspelled the denomination, and the founders of the organisation have persisted with the wrong spelling.

Which organisation?

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Yes. All of you, except zeeshan, are correct! I know, zeeshan, that trillian somehow seems to fit the bill, but i was looking for a certain Google! The name comes from googol, and that’s 1 followed by 100 zeroes. Don’t believe me? Google it!

10 comments:

  1. google is the answer i guess..
    Arya Bhatt (QuizQuake)

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  2. Google. Original Spelling was Googol.. 1 followed by 100 zeros.

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  3. the story abt them receiving the first cheque of misspellt name is a wrong one....this is actual story...sergei brin entered spelling of googol as google while checking if domain name was available and google was available as a domain name n they went ahead with it. http://www.stanforddaily.com/2003/02/12/from-googol-to-google/

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