Friday, March 06, 2009

A Trillion here, a trillion there...

We hear about a trillion dollars, but I think I don't really know what that means.

Follow this link and it will amaze and overwhelm you...

[HT: Matt Harmless]

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

At K-Mart yesterday the man in front of me tried to pay for a pack of cigarettes with a $100 bill. They wouldn't accept it, so he put it on his American Express Card.
If he's not careful, he'll still be paying for that pack in 10 years.
B & J S

Luis Delgado said...
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Rick said...

Luis,

As I have requested before, if you desire to publicize your own blog, please do it somewhere else. Please do not repost your own blog posts on my posts when they are totally unrelated to the topic.

Luis Delgado said...

okey Rick.Grettings.

Monk-in-Training said...

Interesting, but the engineer in me wants to point out something about the last two images.

If taking the second to the last as a billion, the last one seems not to be possible. A trillion is a thousand billion. One hundred squared is one thousand.

if you count the bottom of the stacks of bucks, you get 50, double stacked is 100. Great, but then if that is true, then the image should be a square, not a rectangle as projected here. I counted as far as I could and got to a little over 30 about 1/4 the way down that long side.

I would submit they are showing 2 trillion here, not one.

:)

Rick said...

Monk,

That is why I majored in psychology... ;-)