This page begins with million, billion, etc., proceeds through Googolplex and Skewes’ numbers (organized into “classes” based on the height of the power-tower involved), then moves on through “tetration”, the Moser and the Graham-Rothschild number, on to lesser-known hierarchies of recursive functions, the theory of computation, transfinite numbers and infinities. If it’s a number and it’s large, it’s probably here.
I love cosmology and find myself dealing simultaneously with very large numbers and very small numbers. To help get to grips with these extremes, I made myself this chart. I find it both very useful and very pleasing to the eye…
Raccoon dogs look very similar to raccoons but have no genetic similarities between them. They belong to belong to the Canidae family, which are known to have distinct dog and wolf like characteristics and appearance. These animals are both carnivorous and omnivorous mammals.
They are monogamous and will mate for life. It is only if the mate dies or is killed, will the other search for a new mate. Two mates will hibernate in one den. During this period they will maintain close body contact to keep each other warm and will groom each other as well. This is a trait not practiced by canines, as dogs neither hibernate and nor are they monogamous in nature.
Citipati, Lord of the Cemetery, is a Tibetan Buddhist figure which loosely represents intertwined male and female skeletons. These two androgynous figures which together form Citipati are considered to be guardians of cemeteries and are honored by semiannual ritualistic dances. As Citipati is comprised of the two halves of the human body, man and woman, the figure is also said to symbolize the counterparts of the human life cyle, birth and Death.