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So you live in Houston. How long have you lived there? I was born in India. And when I was three, I came here. OK. So four years. [LAUGHTER] I'm not the genius. So this is your first time on TV. Are you nervous? I'm not nervous. No? That's good. I'm glad. OK. OK. [LAUGHTER] Did you tell anybody that you were going to be on TV? Yes, I told my teacher. And my teacher said to take a lot of pictures. Oh. Good, good, good. We're taking some pictures right now while we're-- while we're here. So you are super smart. You know that though. You're smart enough to know you're smart. I don't have to tell you that. You know five of the longest words in the English language. What is the longest word? Pneumonoultramic roscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. [LAUGHTER] How many letters is that? It has 45 letters. 45. And what does it mean? It is a lung disease caused by breathing dust from a volcano. Right. It's a long word for someone, especially if it's a breathing-- it seems like that would be hard. So they say, what's wrong with you? Well I have-- [HEAVY BREATHING] [LAUGHTER] Like, you know. Can you spell it? Yes. OK. Let's hear it. P N E U M O N O U L T R A M I C R O S C O P I C S I L I C O V O L C A N O C O N I O S I S. [APPLAUSE] I don't even know if that's right. I was just looking at you. Listening to you and you could be-- but it seems like they said, you're right. What's the second longest word? Hippopotomonstro sesquipedaliophobia. What is that word? It's the fear of long words. [LAUGHTER] Who comes up with a long word for the fear of long words? [LAUGHTER] Shouldn't it just be like that? I guess something short. No. That's all right. And you know you're good at math too, right? Yes. Numbers. OK. So what's the highest that-- well, what's the highest that anyone can count? What's the highest that you can count? I can count until a 100 zeros. 100 zeros? The number that has a hundred is googol. Googol? Googol. Yeah. OK. So could someone be a googolanaire? Googol-aire? Like a billionaire, is there a googolaire? I-- nope. [LAUGHTER] So where would you start? If you started at a trillion, how high is it past a trillion? It will take one minute to get. For you to count? Yes, to a hundred zeros. OK. You start at a trillion. Let's hear you count. Trillion, quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion, decillion, undecillion, duodecillion, tredecillion, quattuordecillion, quindecillion, sexdecillion, septendecillion, octodecillion, novemdecillion, vigintillion, unvigintillion, duovigintillion, trevigintillion, quattuorvigintillion, quattuorvigintillion, sexvigintillion, septenvigintillion, octovigintillion, novemvigintillion, trigintillion, untrigintillion, duotrigintillion, and then ten duotrigintillion, or googol, you could say. [APPLAUSE] All right. Hey, we got something for your birthday, because your birthday's coming up, right? Nope. Nope? Well, it's going to come up at some point. Because it comes every year. So we got you that. [APPLAUSE] All right. We'll be back.