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In popular culture, infinity plus 1 is a phrase used in relation to the notion of infinity as the largest possible number. The idea is that no such number should exist. Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in any given society. ... The word infinity comes from the Latin infinitas or unboundedness. It refers to several distinct concepts which arise in theology, philosophy, mathematics and everyday life. ...


In mathematics, however, "infinity plus 1" has meaning as the number ω + 1 in the ordinal numbers and surreal numbers. Alternatively, if "infinity" is interpreted as any specific cardinal number κ ≥ aleph_0 in cardinal arithmetic, then "infinity plus 1" = κ + 1 = κ. Euclid, detail from The School of Athens by Raphael. ... Commonly, ordinal numbers, or ordinals for short, are numbers used to denote the position in an ordered sequence: first, second, third, fourth, etc. ... In mathematics, the surreal numbers are a field containing the real numbers as well as infinite and infinitesimal numbers, respectively larger or smaller in absolute value than any positive real number, and therefore the surreals are algebraically similar to superreal numbers and hyperreal numbers. ... In linguistics, cardinal numbers is the name given to number words that are used for quantity (one, two, three), as opposed to ordinal numbers, words that are used for order (first, second, third). ...


The phrase is sometimes found in children's culture by those who have discovered the concept of infinity. When one child makes a reference to infinity, another may try to best them by making a similar reference to infinity plus one. One example of this is when children come up with a dare, and subsequently return the dare, multiplied by increasingly higher values, for example: Childrens street culture refers the cumulative culture of rhymes, songs, jokes, taboos, games, folklore, and places (e. ... The word infinity comes from the Latin infinitas or unboundedness. It refers to several distinct concepts which arise in theology, philosophy, mathematics and everyday life. ... The word infinity comes from the Latin infinitas or unboundedness. It refers to several distinct concepts which arise in theology, philosophy, mathematics and everyday life. ... DARE or Dare may mean: Dare (album), an album by the Human League DARE (song), a single by the Gorillaz, from their album Demon Days Dare Foods Limited, a company known for its cookies, breads, and crackers DARE may also stand for: Drug Abuse Resistance Education Dictionary of American Regional...

Child 1: "I dare you ..."
Child 2: "I double dare you."
Child 1: "I triple dare you."
Child 2: "I dare you times a million."
Child 1: "I dare you times infinity."
Child 2: "I dare you times infinity plus one."

This sort of exchange has been used in many popular television programs, such as The Simpsons. One million (1,000,000), or one thousand thousand, is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001. ... The word infinity comes from the Latin infinitas or unboundedness. It refers to several distinct concepts which arise in theology, philosophy, mathematics and everyday life. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Simpson family first seen on The Tracey Ullman Show. ...


On April 1, 2005, Gmail announced, as an April Fools hoax, that they would be increasing their email storage facilities to "infinity + 1". This demonstrates the widespread use and understanding of the term. See also March 31, 2005 - April 2005 - April 2, 2005 Hamas and Islamic Jihad have declared, in principle, their intention to join the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). ... Gmail is a free webmail and POP e-mail service provided by Google, known for its abundant storage and advanced interface (based on Ajax technology). ... — Mark Twain April Fools Day or All Fools Day is a notable day, though not of its own right a holiday, celebrated in many countries on April 1. ... A hoax is an attempt to trick an audience into believing that something false is real. ...


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infinity (1652 words)
Infinity is merely a way of speaking, the true meaning being a limit which certain ratios approach indefinitely close, while others are permitted to increase without restriction.
By confining their attention to potential infinity, mathematicians were able to address and develop crucial concepts such as those of infinite series, limit, and infinitesimals, and so arrive at the calculus, without having to grant that infinity itself was a mathematical object.
This infinity of spatial points, known as the power of the continuum, c, is the set of all real numbers (all rational numbers plus all irrational numbers).
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Infinity (3244 words)
Infinity is a concept of the utmost importance in Christian philosophy and theology.
Infinity implies that an infinite being cannot lack any reality in the line in which it is infinite, and that it cannot be surpassed by anything else in that particular perfection; but this does not necessarily mean that no other being can have perfections.
How imperatively thought demands that infinity be ascribed to the self-existent Being is best shown by the fact, that all those who have at any time identified, and especially those who nowadays identify God and the world -- in short, all Monists -- almost universally speak if the infinity of their God.
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