How Much is a Billion? Interesting.
How Much Is A Billion?
Here's some thought provoking information -
The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a
casual manner, think about whether you want the "politicians" spending your
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 its 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.
While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at
New Orleans - It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division
Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the
Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans.
Interesting number, what does it mean?
a.. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every
man, woman, child), you each get $516, 528.
b.. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans, your
home gets $1, 329,787.
c.. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.
Washington, D.C......HELLO!!!.......Are all your calculators broken??