Don't Ever Ask Alexa What 10 To The Power of 308 Is

By Dave Basner

May 2, 2018

Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant, can do many things from playing your favorite songs and stations on iHeartRadio to telling you the weather to turning on lights. It turns out that Alexa can also do math, but there is one question in particular you don't ever want to ask her - "What is 10 to the power of 308?" The answer of course is a number that has 308 0s in it, and when Alexa gives her response, she goes ahead and speaks every single one of those 0s, filling your room and your head with the sound of her saying "O" over and over for nearly two minutes.   

Depending on how long you're able to listen to it, you might notice something interesting - Alexa changes how she says "O" in her response. To make her sound even more human, Amazon's developers gave her different ways to say "O" so she doesn't appear like a robot droning on with the same sound. 

The Alexa of Britain does something similar, but not as fun:

And already the memes are starting:

At least Alexa is accurate. 

Photo Credit: Getty

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