Live feed from the Monkey Lab: all words found of at least 7 characters (including the space at the end)

Science Publications, November 2017

The Infinite Monkey Theorem

If a monkey types randomly on a typewriter, he will one day write a meaningful text by pure chance. If he types long enough, he will type all the works of Shakespeare.

The Infinite Monkey Theorem Simulator

We have created a live "Infinite Monkey Therorem Simulator" connected to the internet 7x24. Every second,  the simulator generates about 41'000 random characters. If there is a string of more than 10 characters that appears in one of Shakespears's works, the string is posted to the internet including the reference the original text in the book and the characters generated by the monkey.

We check the string starting from and ending with a blank space. Example "to be or not to be" is a valid string. "xto be or not to be" and "to be or not to bex" is not valid.

The experiment started on 15. November 2017.


The keyboard contains 26 small : "a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z" and 7 spaces, assuming that the space bar is bigger then a normal letter.

Dont worry, even with this simplification, the chances are small, very small...

Here you can find all the best results so far:

Here you can find the full list of all results: Full List of Results

One Monkey...

...types about 17 letters per second. We have measured this by using "Human-Monkeys".

one infinite monkey lab monkey

See the monkey typing:
This is for illustration purpose only. In the live set-up there is no output to the screen in order to speed-up processing.


A bunch of Monkeys...

...type even more.

The output of our simulator corrisponds to about 2350 Monkeys typing happely until the end of the world. Or longer, if Elon takes them to Mars...?

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