I just had this interesting question. What is the fastest growing function known to man? Is it busy beaver?
We know functions such as $x^2$, but this function grows slower than $2^x$, which in turn grows slower than $x!$, which in turn grows slower than $x^x$. We can then combine functions, to have $(x^x)!$ that grows faster than $x^x$, and so on.
Then we arrive at recursive functions such as Ackermann's function $A(x,x)$ that grows much faster than $(x^x)!$. Then people though about busy beaver $B(x)$ function that grows even faster than Ackermann's function.
At this point I haven't heard of any other functions that grow faster than busy beaver. Does it mean that there are no other functions that can possibly grow quicker than busy beaver? (Aside from factorial of $B(x)$ and like $A(B(x), B(x))$, etc.)