Much Bigger than a Walk To The Chemist

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Thomas Schaller reminds us that big numbers are really, really big:

Millions, billions and trillions all sound the same. But a million seconds takes about 11 days to expire; because a billion is a thousand million, a billion seconds takes about 30 years to expire; because a trillion is a thousand billion, a trillion seconds takes about 30,000 years to expire. These are not interchangeable orders of magnitude, folks.

On the other hand, the bailout will only cost you personally a dollar a second for the next 33 minutes!

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