Friday, April 17, 2009

Million - Billion -Trillion: A perspective

A million seconds = 12 days
A bilion seconds = 31 years
A trillion seconds = 31,688 years

A million minutes ago was 1 year, 329 days, 10 hours, and 40 minutes ago.
A billion minutes ago was just after the the time of Christ.

A million hours ago was 1885.
A billion hours ago man had not walked on the earth.

A million dollars was five seconds ago at the U. S. Trasury
A billion dollars ago was late yesterady afternoon at the U.S. Treasury
A trillion dollars is so large that only politicians can use the term in conversation ... probably because they seldom think about what they are saying. I've been told that mathematicians do not even use the term trillion!

Here is some perspectove on a 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.

Source: Sir Thomas O'Shaugnessy -- the Waynesboro Flash

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