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Time since the birth of al-Kindi (1,218 y) is 5 x Time since the birth of Gauss (242 y)
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Distance to Canopus (second brightest star in the night sky) (2.94 quadrillion km)
If this was a standard unit ...
Yes, there's now a book based on these numbers. Oxford University Press: July 2018.
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