How Much Is A Billion?

Submitted by Inchcock

Thursday, 1 July 2010

The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" casually think about whether you do, or don't, want that politician spending your tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but an advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure in perspective for us all in one of its releases:

* A billion seconds ago, it was 1959.

* A billion minutes ago, Jesus was alive.

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

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