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Old 03-12-2009, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

My dad sent me this email and I found it interesting so I figured I would pass it along. This applies more towards Americans.


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All this talk about "stimulus packages" and "bailouts"...


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 dog treats, so I thought I'd go 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, slightly 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...



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Old 03-12-2009, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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All those dollars don't look like much when compared to their actual worth.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure you can't link images you find in your e-mail dude, though maybe my computer's just being weird and I can't see them <_<
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Duh! Fixed.
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