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## E! the network

E! Entertainment Television (http://www.eonline.com) is a cable television channel devoted to entertainment industry news and meta-entertainment (metatainment?). If your cable system gets E!, you can watch the following shows:

E!'s logo consists of a red trapezoid and rectangle arranged to form an exclamation point; contained inside the trapezoid is a white capital E. The following is a rough ASCII art approximation of the E! logo:

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E!'s parent company (E! Networks) also owns the style. network (http://www.stylenetwork.com/), which appears to be a cross between HGTV and a fashion show.

## E! the integer

As bis mentioned, in the hexadecimal number system, E equals fourteen, and E!, the factorial of E, that is, E*D*C*B*A*9*8*7*6*5*4*3*2*1, equals 144C3B2800.

## E! the real number

It's possible to take the factorial of almost any real number (except negative integers) using Euler's gamma function, a generalization of the factorial. Thus e!, the factorial of Euler's number, becomes Γ(e + 1) = 4.260820474.

Now go back two letters in the alphabet...