Just How Much Is A Billion, Anyway?


How many zeros in a billion?

The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of it’s releases.

A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

Source / Snopes

Thanks to Diane Stirling-Stevens / The Rag Blog

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1 Response to Just How Much Is A Billion, Anyway?

  1. This is good. You might enjoy my blog post today. It puts $700 billion into perspective.

    Dugg this post, BTW.

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