One Trillion Dollars

Submitted by: vonKaiser 7 years ago Misc
http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html

Ever wanted a grasp on how much that actually is or how much it physically looks like?
There are 131 comments:
Female 533
That second picture is TOTALLY WRONG!!!! I know personally exactly what a million in 100`s looks like and its WAY more than that. That little pile at the guy`s feet looks more like a `brick`, which is 1,000 one hundred dollar bills. You need 10 of those bricks to make a million dollars. To give you a size reference, you could put $1,000,000 in hundreds in a drawer of a side-board or china cabinet. THAT`s how much room it takes. These people should ask someone that actually deals with these amounts. DUH.
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Female 7
Yeah no one will notice if i stole a cupple hundredd bucks
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Male 2,159
Oh yeah? What about a cagillion dollars?! Huh? Can you do that?
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Male 2,050
"And Obama shows us what One Trillion Dollars looks like...on FIRE!

FWOOOOOSH "

Well in the movie The Dark Knight the Joker burned what appeared to be a 1/2 a trillion dollars.

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Male 228
For the person who asked how much gold this could buy (I`m using American Measurement, not Metric. Sorry.):

Gold: Around 1000 USD an ounce at its peak. YOu could buy 1 billion ounces of gold. Divide that by 16 and you get 62,500,000 lbs. of gold. Divide that by 2000 and you get 31,250 TONS OF GOLD. That much gold doesn`t even exist on Earth, unless we dug up the molten metal at the Earth`s core or something.

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Male 228
Damn you, Ravensfan! I think i broke a rib from laughing at your comment!
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Male 2
thats how much i saved by switching to geico
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Male 1,399
And Obama shows us what One Trillion Dollars looks like...on FIRE!

FWOOOOOSH

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Male 55
That much money can save the whole f*cking world
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Female 1,436
I literally drooled a little gazing upon this money. . . ugh, can`t I just have a double stacked pallet? Pweese?

gcamaro32 - I bow down to you my friend. Best pic - ever.

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Female 61
SilverThread:

Actually the picture IS right... remember that $1 billion is equal to *ten* pallets, not one

There is 100 pallets (50 double stacked)in each row
10 pallets = $1 billion; so
100 pallets = $10 billion
so each row has $10 billion

1 trillion (12 zeros) / 10 billion (10 zeros) = 100

so you need 100 rows of $10 billion to make $1 trillion. And the picture shows that (I assume, I haven`t counted the rows!)

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Female 481
That made me gasp (:
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Male 98
Andrewx116:

Just go onto photoshop and copy the image 100 times

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Male 2,582
"what would happen if you bought 1 trillion lottery quick picks?"
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You would be the biggest idiot in the history of man kind.
Now if you took it to Vegas...
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Male 12,365
"It`s just paper."

It isn`t. The paper is just paper. The ink is just ink. Neither matters, a fact which you could quickly verify by printing a few thousand dollar bills of your own and trying to spend them.

In modern times, money is just a promise.

Seriously - it`s all a bunch of IOUs that people agree to accept. That`s why the current economic problem could occur - enough people suddenly decided that the largely fake basis for the IOUs wasn`t worth as much as before. Our entire economies are based on collective pretence.

In the UK, notes (bills to you) are even explicitly labelled as a promise, on the note. "I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of <insert value> pounds". All the rest of the note is merely a collection of ways to make it harder to fake.

So it isn`t paper. Paper is just a convenient thing to write the IOUs on.

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Male 451
what would happen if you bought 1 trillion lottery quick picks?
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Male 265
I`m just happy those little brats on the school bus i get stuck behind 3 times a week have to pay back the trillions of dollars obama is spending, that will show them
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Male 1,623
It`s just paper.
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Male 55
nobody would even notice a missing million or two...or ten.
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Female 316
lloyd525:
if anyone got an actual picture of $1 trillon in a room, then i`m pretty sure they either work for the government or they just spent a decade successfully robbing banks and casinos and never spent any of the cash.

in the old days, the Reserve minted bills up to $100,000 for use in large government transactions. nowadays, they can do it all electronically and save the hassle.

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Male 1,929
I would sooooooooooo settle for $1,000,000. I`d even carry it home in my rucksack.
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Female 1,963
Well... that`s a lot.
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Male 43
I would really want to run across that. Just to show how rich I was.
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Male 98
i was expecting a room full of cash.

although im quite glad it was computerized :)

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Female 1,212
Holy CRAP that`s a lot of cash!
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Male 299
I`ve held a trillion dollar note in my hand.... from Zimbabwe... lol it`s pretty worthless
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Male 2,199
that pile is so big you need a car or bike just to get to the other end...
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Male 2,855
looks like scrooge mcduck wasnt that rich, his money pool was much more smaller than that
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Female 1,653
DUDE.
Id be happy with my $1 mill gorcery bad XD
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Male 325
i would still like a british trillion more
£1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
as a trillion is a billion squared and a british billion is a million square
you get a lot more money,
shame i probably never even own a million pounds but i can still dream
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Male 251
I`ll take it.
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Male 1,148
@Kyhole

A trillion used to be 1 million cubed and a billion was 1 million squared. It might still be that for European countries but currency-wise, a trillion is a million times a million.

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Male 74
@Swisskid10

i`m pretty sure a trillion is a trillion no matter where you go...
maybe you`re talking about exchange rates? i don`t know

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Male 103
That`s a trillion according to America for us that`s a billion. A trillion is 1`000`000 times that.
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Male 37
and that`s in hundred dollar bills, imagine that in all ones. or pennies for that matter
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Male 89
and the US debt is around 12 times that.
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Male 1,556
How did this get so serious?
Like...it`s a picture of a stack of bills....
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Male 1,556
Pah,

I`ve got two of `em in my room...>.>

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Male 72
what about a gazillion?
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Male 2,514
And just think, George Bush took 3 times that amount of money out of Social Security and Medacare just to give us all a $300 stimulous check in 2001. And we REELECTED him.
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Male 4,547
Welcome Lionhart. :P

I meant to make sure people didn`t think I was just stating the obvious, cos it`s already got 7 digits. :P

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Male 2,510
is it normal that im drooling?
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Male 8,302
> Baalthazaq
> these numbers are in millions (Add six zeros to the end)

Thanks Baal, I`ve always wondered what a `million` was. :-P :-)

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Male 493
Wow Warren Buffet must have a warehouse! (I know he doesn`t it`s all invested wisely and electronically).
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Male 4,004
Nice find Baalthazaq.

*goes to find Canada`s tax info*

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Female 4,028
Holy sh-t... how big would that be? Like a square mile or something?
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Male 4,547
Link to how much the government collects in taxes every year. Note that these numbers are in millions. (Add six zeros to the end).


Link

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Female 761
you know how many tacky articles I`d have to write to make that much money...a lot. *think about that s hit.
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Male 17,512
I`m hoping all you twenty/thirty year olds work your asses off the rest of your lives, and save most of it. Because none of you will ever see a dime of social security money for your retirement.

You`ll be paying off this deficit till you die, Then your kids will pay on it some more.

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Female 189
man and I was happy when I had 1300 in my account, still am.
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Male 4,547
Also, a lot of you guys need to calm down. "Omg, trillion dollars of *my* money". Not the case.

Additionally, the trillion dollars is going to fund large organizations that, if they go bust, will lead to a chain of events losing tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of jobs.

You just don`t comprehend the scale of any of those things or your country.

You produce 1.76 Billon pounds of garbage a day. In a year that`s over 640 billion pounds. That`s 64 pounds of garbage (say roughly 2 or 3 garbage bags) for every frigging note in that pile.

That`s because your country is LARGE. All you are individually contributing to that pile is 27 notes over the course of a year, to prevent your entire economy (and every country linked to yours) from capsizing.

(0.0000000027%)

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Female 961
holy crap! that`s a lot of money!
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Female 4,447
Holy poopsauce, Batman.
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Male 17,512
manorrd: ...so imagine if the highest denomination was a penny. You would have to count out 100 trillion pennies.

Incorrect, You would have to count out 10,000 trillion pennies. 1 * $100 = 100 * $1 = 10,000 * 1¢

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Female 288
thats a lot of pallets of money
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Male 4,547
Oooooooh.... downloading sketchup.
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Male 2,372
...so imagine if the highest denomination was a penny. You would have to count out 100 trillion pennies.

That would take hours!

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Female 1,082
i want a trillion dollars....
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Male 89
damnn, and i can`t even find 5 bucks for lunch.
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Female 6
gooooood damn!!!
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Male 4,004
Well, in 100$ bills of course it looks huge.

But it`s because of how insignificant $100 is in comparison to a trillion.

1x10^2 compared to 1x10^12 is a significant difference.

A million dollars is a humongous sum...and people often seem to forget that factoid. Someone making 50K a year will need 20 years to make a million...if you evade taxes and expenditures.

It`s incredible that the U.S. is managing to get so far in debt... Consider that Michael Jackson at one point had over a billion and was on the verge of bankruptcy amazes me.

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Male 362
Now, I`m no expert on economics, but last time a country printed excess money to improve the economy, that country became Nazi Germany. And yeah, that is an unbelievable amount of money, and I can`t believe we`re just throwing that around.
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Male 9,306
ryan99

That`s like a warehouse full of money. What if a fire started...Nooooo


It would probably IMPROVE our economy...

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Male 656
But now i want to see it in one dollar bills
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Male 656
And the U.S. is 3.5 TIMES that in DEBT!!!!
HOly poo!
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Female 346
craaap!
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Male 26
Nice
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Male 376
Damn.
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Male 242
quote from: trp712
"O_O I never expected it to be THAT big."

here it comes...

That`s what SHE said!

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Male 2,238
O_O I never expected it to be THAT big.
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Male 1,244
OMGWTFBBQ!
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Male 298
mindfack
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Male 667
fck that sh*t
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Male 1,837
more than i had imagined. braingasm ftw.
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Male 889
i been had money.
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Female 119
My eyes widened of their own accord. That, sirs and madams, is what most people call `an assload of money.`
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Male 312
@gcamaro

I love you. really.

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Male 2,395
epic pic of the day :D
vvv
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Male 242
ALL YOUR TRILLIONS ARE BELONG TO I-A-B!


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Male 8,302
> gcamaro32

LOL I was so going to do that when I read the article, and thought "nah, can`t be bothered". Kudo`s to you!

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Male 756
Someone should show this website to Obama
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Male 2,344
That`s like a warehouse full of money. What if a fire started...Nooooo.
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Male 9,306
Just give me one grocery bag, I`ll put it to good use and turn it into a palette myself.
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Female 262
That`s impressive.
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Male 720
I would ooze all over my red shirt and blue pants...
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Female 538
I wish I was that guy beside that million dollars. I could so easily just grab it and run.
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Male 167
poo...
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Male 28
drat...seriously.
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Female 2,064
Th...that`s a lotta money...
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Female 2,927
abbey- actualy the paper for money is made from a type of onion pulp, or so ive heard
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Male 695
Spend Obama Spend!!!!
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Female 385
WOW. . . . Just, WOW.
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Male 670
The 1 million dollars showed me why briefcases are important now.
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Male 3,301
I wonder what it would look like on fire?
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Female 943
that would explain why no one has a trillion dollars.

haha that picture of $1 million reminded me of that scene in dodgeball when ben stiller shows peter what $500,000 looks like

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Female 1,313
Those poor trees who had to give their life for that money.
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Male 1,078
thats a lot of money.
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Male 736
That was cool.
And Khast, how much did your war in iraq cost? and for what? and what kind of oversight did all actors involved enjoy during that debacle? at least this money isn`t being aimed at killing people.
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Female 713
I`m not sure there is that much money in pyical circulation.
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Female 45
I... I want to swim in it. So bad.
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Male 486
sweet
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Male 182
Now, how about a physical representation of all the government handouts...*ahem* I mean "Loans" which may never be paid back... (I mean they don`t know where 1/2 of it went...so much for oversight.)
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Male 488
that last pic looks like my basement
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Male 418
Man, I was looking forward to seeing a pile a a trillion(real) dollars. Is there even that much physical money in circulation though?
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Female 1,095
impressive.
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Male 3,819
I would do one thing with that money. Load up a few Boeings, and make it rain on those hoes -- literally.
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Male 8,302
Awww, I was hoping it was in pennies...
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Male 326
even with a relative model of how much money that is, it`s beyond my comprehension. my bank account has RARELY exceeded 10k in my life, and it`s not close to that now. A trillion dollars is a make believe number.
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Male 2,028
"...its digital money they use.. not paper (cotton) money"

I... know... that... -_-

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Female 15,763
It`s weird to think that it`s only paper.

Well.. REALLY only pixels here I suppose...

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Male 162
"pretty crazy. I wouldn`t even need 1 trillion. A cool million is just fine."

Think again. Once hyperinflation (or stagflation) kicks in from all of the new found "money" (money the Feds are just gonna "print") you will need far more than a cool million to live like a millionaire. Billion is the new million.

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Male 245
the sad part is, some homeless dude would get shot if he tried to take one bill from that. loll
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Male 2,229
that`s pretty cool, it`s shame thou that 80 to 90% of the money really doesn`t exist. It`s all just digital shadows, ghosts, and IOU`s.

For those that are going to miss my point, its money borrowed and lent so many times that its value is meaningless

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Male 904
it made me say "wow" out loud...
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Male 1,226
"I wish I had one trillion dollars..."

Well you better make room for it in your basement!

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Male 976
Wow, I knew it was a freakin` lot but... wow.
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Male 7,933
"SAVE THE TREES!!1!11!eleven!!1"


...its digital money they use.. not paper (cotton) money

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Male 7,933
holy banana muffins!

I want some of that

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Male 460
dam! i dont think i could spend half that in a lifetime
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Female 243
I wish I had one trillion dollars...
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Male 615
I love things like this. You never can truly appreciate some things until you see them for yourself.
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Male 75
So, what does it look like in pennies?
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Male 2,076
I want to see how much gold $1 trillion can buy.
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Male 2,076
They don`t use trees for money. They use cotton.
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Male 1,853
Gandhi, dollar bills are made out of cotton...
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Male 285
that completely surprised me
i literally yelled out the words `holy sh*t`
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Male 1,788
...Whoa.
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Male 2,028
Wowwww... holy poo... o_o
That be a whole lotta paper.
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SAVE THE TREES!!1!11!eleven!!1
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Male 138
pretty crazy. I wouldn`t even need 1 trillion. A cool million is just fine. I HATE that the government tosses the words million and trillion around like its a dollar. They need to come down to our level, where one hundred dollars is what some people literally kill to have. They kill people in Iraq AND SPEND BILLIONS of dollars at the same time.
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Female 39
holy drat.
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Male 108
Link: One Trillion Dollars [Rate Link] - Ever wanted a grasp on how much that actually is or how much it physically looks like?
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