Wednesday, March 18, 2009

On My Mind Today

1) Am still obsessed with understanding what a trillion looks like.

According to the Washington Post, if you counted out in $1,000 bills, a million dollars would be a stack 4 inches high. A billion dollars would be 358 feet high. And a trillion? 67.9 MILES high.

Which leads to my other thought:

2) Who is on the $1,000 bill? I didn't even know such a thing existed.

It's Grover Cleveland, forgotten but not gone.

Turns out the bill isn't in circulation, which kind of screws up the Washington Post's math.

3) Naturally, I had to find out who's on the rest of the money.


Amy Jo said...

There IS (or was) a two dollar bill!? So how do we get away with saying, "As phony as a two dollar bill"?

heddy said...

This helped me picture a trillion.

Maybe it will help you too.

Marc Acito said...

Thanks, Heddy. That TOTALLY helps.

Rick said...

Your link doesn't have a $100 bill. Interesting.

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