What is the most compressed file ever?

I love compression.. It’s amazing to me.. how it works, THAT it works.. and how WELL it works.

I ran into this statistic today.. Just HAD to share:

What is the most compressed file ever?

  • There is a zip bomb called 42.zip
  • The file is 42.374 bytes when zipped
  • when unzipped, this file is 4.503.599.626.321.920 bytes (4.5 petabytes)