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One Trillion

Old 03-09-2009, 06:12 AM
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I've heard that number a lot recently. It is not a concept, I think, that is easily digested. Can you translate this number to common experience?

The distance from ANC to SDF is roughly 5,000 KM. That equates to 5 Million meters and then, 5 Billion millimeters. If you gave away $1/millimeter you'd have to fly this leg 200 times to get to 1 Trillion dollars.

That same distance is roughly 3,000 miles. If you gave away 1 Million dollars/mile you'd have to fly this leg 333 times to get to $1 trillion.

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Old 03-09-2009, 06:21 AM
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Just How Much Is a Trillion?
One trillion is 1,000,000,000,000 -- 10 to the 12th power, or a
thousand thousand thousand thousand.
One trillion dollars would be enough to buy about a thousand boxes
of Girl Scout cookies for every person in the United States.
A trillion barrels of oil would (at current consumption levels) fuel the
world for about 33 years.
The country has not existed for a trillion seconds
Western civilization has not been around a trillion seconds.
One trillion seconds ago 31,688 years Neanderthals stalked the
plains of Europe.

1,000 Thousands equals 1 Million (1,000,000); 1,000 Millions equals
1 Billion (1,000,000,000); and 1,000 Billions equals 1 Trillion
A million dollars a day for 2 thousand years is only three quarters of a
trillion dollars.
A million seconds is 11 days, a billion seconds is 32 years. A trillion
seconds is 32 thousand years.
One trillion one dollar bills stacked high would reach nearly 68
thousand miles into space, one third of the way to the moon.

If you travel around the world at the equator 40 million times, you
would travel one trillion miles.
Roughly 500,000 gallons fall over both sides of Niagara Falls each
second. One trillion gallons would equal the amount of water that falls
in a little over three weeks.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:01 AM
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one trillion is about 3300 times the population of the US

The current US national debt $11 trillion or about $36,000 for every man, woman, and child in the country

In the time it took you to read the previous two sentences, the US debt increased roughly $1 billion
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:04 AM
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You guys are depressing me!!!!!!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:49 AM
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"Hope and Change" Our countrymen sold us out for a slogan.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
"Hope and Change" Our countrymen sold us out for a slogan.
How I wish it was that simple. The coin has the same image stamped on either side. They have been selling out for a long time. Who are they? Every one of us who thought they could profit from another's effort without paying the price.

If you place a trillion dollars into a rathole, do you still have to pay interest on it?
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Winged Wheeler View Post
Can you translate this number to common experience?
It's a $***-load.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:21 PM
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If you place a trillion dollars into a rathole, do you still have to pay interest on it?
Interest sminterest...we can just print more money to pay for that too!
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:24 PM
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Isn't this the number of women that Wilt Chamberlain slept with? (Another sports record that will probably never be broken!).
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:58 PM
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If you spent $million every day since Jesus' birth, you would still be $267,000,000,000 away from a trillion dollars.
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