Million Billion Trillion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    First off, Sorry I've been gone so long. Long story and I know I have 67 PMs that go back 2 months now... I'll get to you soon.

    I thought this was a cool way of putting large numbers in perspective. We hear about Billions and Trillions almost every day.

    A million seconds is 12 days.
    A billion seconds is 31 years.
    A trillion seconds is 31,688 years.

  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    A million minutes ago was – 1 year, 329 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes ago.
    A billion minutes ago was just after the time of Christ.
    A million hours ago was in 1885.
    A billion hours ago man had not yet walked on earth.
    A million dollars ago was five (5) seconds ago at the U.S. Treasury.
    A billion dollars ago was late yesterday afternoon at the U.S. Treasury.

    A trillion dollars is so large a number that only politicians
    can use the term in conversation... probably because they
    seldom think about what they are really saying. I've read that
    mathematicians do not even use the term trillion!
    Here is some perspective on TRILLION:
    Trillion = 1,000,000,000,000.
    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.
    Million: 1,000,000
    Billion: 1,000,000,000
    Trillion: 1,000,000,000,000
    Quintillion: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000
    Sextillion: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
    Nonillion: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
    Centillion: 1 followed by 303 zeros
  3. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

    Now if only the sheeple could put that into perspective.
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    We seem to be on the verge of a digits crisis![siren]ohnoohno[woot][siren]
  6. overbore

    overbore Monkey++

    No shortage in D.C.!!! The stupids will just print more-----[lolol]

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