A trillion dollars

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by glider, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    What Does one TRILLION dollars look like?






    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.

    Stay with me ... to get a sense of what a trillion dollars looks like.

    Take it slowly....

    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.



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    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 a week or two of shamefully decadent fun.

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    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.

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

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    Next we'll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we've been hearing about so much. 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...



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    (And notice those pallets are double stacked and how small the man looks.)
     
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  2. Skratch

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    Thats great.

    Not because of the visual, but I just got that same exact email from my sister-in-law.

    Not going to make further comment as I don't want to start a firestorm!!! :s
     
  3. The4opps1

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    Another good analogy to describe a trillion dollars is this: If you spent a million dollars a day, every day, since Jesus Christ was born, over 2009 years ago, you still wouldn't have spent a trillion dollars......
     
  4. doc_63

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    If you were to count to one trillion taking 1 second to say every number out loud...you would finish in 36,500 years.

    One...two...three...
     
  5. cedarbrook63

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    Well, it would pass the time 'till the recession is over......:bigsmiley20:
     
  6. Skratch

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    There is a whole lot about this trillion dollars thing that is truly scary. I just wish my credit card had the same terms as the feds!!!
     
  7. hairydogboy

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    its only paper..good for rolling a smoke or use as kindling at at bbq
     
  8. Leprechaun667

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    Makes ya want to scream...bad things
    My stomach don't feel too good.
     
  9. Butch

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    what put it in perspective for me was the this tidbit from some online source or other...


    "You cannot count to one trillion, because 1 trillion seconds = 31688 years!"

    ok my bad, I didn't see this post about the counting to 1 trillion...

     
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  10. nmphotokat

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    I wonder if all the politicians and 'Big business''s and the CEOs were to pay all the back taxes and all the late fees and fines that a regular man on the street would have to pay , if it might make a small dent in the national debt we are hearing so much about. My grandpa use to say
    " it's the little guy carrying the big guys " well I guess so, now that we know just how many aren't paying their taxes ,but ,have their hands out for the tax dollars we pay !! just an unimportant stray thought i have now when my taxes are being figured up and I'm looking under sofa cushions and though Levi pockets for small change. :rofl