Monday, March 23, 2009

Do you know how many shoes you could buy with a TRILLION DOLLARS!!!???

Many of you have seen this on the world-wide super-information highway (0therwise known as the internet). It's worth copying and presenting to the Daily Item readers. The info came from this site: http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html


A billion dollars...

A hundred billion dollars...

Eight hundred billion dollars...

One TRILLION dollars...

What does that look like? I mean, these various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats, so I thought I'd take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to get a sense of what exactly a trillion dollars looks like.

We'll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slighty fewer have owned them. Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go.

A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2" thick and contains $10,000. Fits in your pocket easily and is more than enough for week or two of shamefully decadent fun.


Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000). You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it.


While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet...


And $1 BILLION dollars... now we're really getting somewhere...




Next we'll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we've been hearing so much about. What is a trillion dollars? Well, it's a million million. It's a thousand billion. It's a one followed by 12 zeros..

You ready for this?

It's pretty surprising.

Go ahead...

Scroll down...

Ladies and gentlemen... I give you $1 trillion dollars...



(And notice those pallets are double stacked.)

So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase "trillion dollars"... that's what they're talking about.

4 comments:

Jeremy said...

I'm salivating.

Jeremy said...

I like the new look! Especially Jake's picture, he looks so powerful!

Jessumca said...

HOLY COW. That is really something to think about! Very cool post daddy. Also I look terrible in that picture.

wendy said...

Alright, you talked me into it . . . I'll take it!!