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One trillion dollars visualised

Mint's online lifestyle mag does its bit to remind us all how deep in the mire we are with the snazzy 'One Trillion Dollars Visualised' animation.

In layman's terms, that one trillion dollars would buy you a $3 latte every day for 900 million years.

And that's only one-tenth of the current bail-out.

Time to wake up and smell the coffee, people.


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Stephen Wilson
Stephen Wilson - Lockstep Group - Sydney 23 July, 2009, 08:52Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Here's how I visualise these sums of money.  If you stack up $100 bills, tightly pressed, to a metre in height, you will have around a million dollars. 

Take that stack and lie it down, and keep layering $100 bills in a big long worm.  Do this for a thousand kilometres (say from London to Glasgow and back again) and you will have yourself a trillion dollars. 



Hitesh Thakkar
Hitesh Thakkar - FIS Payments Software and Services India - India 15 September, 2009, 11:12Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Mint's recent facelift might be to attract Intuit for Acquistion :-) In what ever sense, it's awesome...

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