Wednesday, March 29, 2006

A Billion

Here's  something thought provoking:

The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a  casual manner, think about whether you want the "politicians" spending your tax  money.

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.

Posted at 10:27 AM in Science | Permalink


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