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Old 01-10-2016, 10:14 PM
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I'd spend most of it on whisky and wild women. The rest I'd spend foolishly.

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Many people have difficulty understand just how much a billion is.

I once heard this example. One million dollars in one hundred dollar bills would create a stack one foot high. One billion dollars in one hundred dollar bills would create a stack as tall as the Empire State building without the antenna.
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Say the population of the USA is 300,000,000..............spread the $1.3B to everyone, that's $4.3mil each.
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Say the population of the USA is 300,000,000..............spread the $1.3B to everyone, that's $4.3mil each.
You must be using the calulator the federal government uses, their numbers never add up either

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You must be using the calulator the federal government uses, their numbers never add up either
That's why Dr. B. said "Many people have difficulty understand just how much a billion is. "
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I would move to TV.
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If I win the lottery, you're on your way down here.

Now if only I could remember to play...
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My only hope is that a relative or friend wins and gives some to me. The odds are about the same.
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Many people have difficulty understand just how much a billion is.

I once heard this example. One million dollars in one hundred dollar bills would create a stack one foot high. One billion dollars in one hundred dollar bills would create a stack as tall as the Empire State building without the antenna.
The thickness of a $1 bill is .0043 inches, or 1000 bills is 4.3 inches thick. If the bills are $100 bills then 100,000 dollars is 4.3 inches and one million dollars is 43 inches thick not 12 inches. One billion is 1000 times one million, so one billion in bills is 43 * 1000 inches = 43000 inches. The Empire State building is 1,250 feet high, not including the antenna which is 15,000 inches. So.... One billion dollars in 100 dollar bills is, if my math is correct, almost 3 Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other. This assumes that the 100 dollar bill is the same thickness as the one dollar bill, and that the bills are flat and with no space between bills.
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My only hope is that a relative or friend wins and gives some to me. The odds are about the same.

Actually Tom, I think the odds are worse if a third party is involved, and in some families the relative as an intermediary is the kiss of death.
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That's why Dr. B. said "Many people have difficulty understand just how much a billion is. "
Actually Dr B may wish to check his story. A US $100 bill is about .0043 inches thick.

I leave the math to the rest of you...
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