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Hydrae
04-28-2006, 09:37 PM
I was reading something the other day and a fact stuck in my brain. It is finally time to pull it out and expose it to the board! :eek:

If you were given $1,000,000 on the day Jesus was born (for the sake of this example, assume he was real and all that please) and another $1,000,000 the next day and so forth every single day, you would need to continue to collect those millions every day for more than another 700 years!

Or to put it another way, we are over 700 years away from it having been a million days since Jesus was born.

We tend to throw away numbers like a million all the time any more. This helps to show how big a number that really is! And to think that our national deficit is in the Trillion dollar range? Yikes!

Hydrae
04-28-2006, 09:39 PM
Oh and you would have gotten to a cool Billion dollars in just about 3 years.

banyon
04-28-2006, 10:09 PM
It's ok we'll just print more bonds.

W has it all figured out.