Here a diversion for the next time you have to teach scientific notation or the metric system.

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And why isn’t a microbiologist a tiny, tiny biologist?
Oof. Sorry.
I was going to reply that a microbiologist isn’t a tiny biologist, it’s just a small part of a normal sized one.
Then I realized that a microtome must be one page out of a million page publication…
A friend (theoretical physics grad student, of course!) tried to introduce hella as a prefix, and found that the smallest power of 10 lacking a name of its own was 1063. A hellaliter would then be approximately the volume of the universe (or something, not sure I remember exactly :)
That was supposed to be 10^63, not 1063.