Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What's a Trillion?

Just heard something interesting on TV.  With all the talk lately of the deficit, TARP, etc the word trillion gets tossed out a lot.  It's a number that is hard to comprehend.

If you look at your watch a  MILLION seconds is 11 days.

A BILLION seconds is 32 years.

A TRILLION SECONDS IS 32,000 years!   Wow.

Glenn Beck had a program a while back showing what a trillion dollars looked like.  In searching for that video I came across  this  Blog .  It shows the same thing Glenn Beck had on his program.  Blows your mind, doesn't it?