Infinite Monkey Theorem
by Alan Kennedy
The infinite monkey theorem illustrates just how long infinite time can be. It states that a hypothetical monkey* randomly hitting keys on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will almost surely eventually type out the entire works of Shakespeare. Turns out you don't need Shakespeare to write Shakespeare, it could be done randomly. And really, it wouldn't just end there; with an infinite amount of time the monkey would also eventually type out everything that has ever been written and that will be written. It would type out every possible thing that can be produced by a typewriter. All by random. Because infinity is such a long time that everything that is possible, no matter how unlikely, will eventually occur.
*The hypothetical immortal monkey may alternatively be substituted with an infinite amount of monkeys with typewriters.