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We humans are almost incapable of visualizing big numbers. When we think of big numbers we think of a thousand, a million, but when we get to numbers in the high millions it starts to get hazy. Think about the number 100 ^100. Thats one hundred multiplied by itself 100 times. It is impossible to visualize a number of this immense size. This number is called a googolplex and it is theorized there is only about 10 to the power of 80 atoms in the whole universe, so now you can see how large this number actually is without actually comprehending it. ITS FREAKING LARGE.

Anyway, I am actually getting to something here. Lets think of a number that is much much smaller than a googol or a googolplex. That number is 1 trillion. OK, A trillion is still not a small number, in fact, its a very large number. A trillion is one thousand billion. ONE THOUSAND…BILLION. A billion… times… ONE THOUSAND. Yes, I know, so what? you ask. Well let me give you an idea of how big a trillion is. You haven’t lived for one trillion seconds, neither has your family, or western civilization. A trillion seconds ago, 31,688 years ago, humans were accompanied on Earth by Neanderthals. I hope this puts that number into perspective for you because America ALONE has spent 3 trillion dollars on the war in Iraq so far. Ummmmmmmm, WHAT!? The rest of the world, Britain included, have spent about the same all up. So thats a cool 6 thousand billion dollars spent on the war.

Now, I want you to sit back, and think about this much money.

Go read this and also read about this guy.

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2 Comments

  1. Pour 18ml of water into a glass. That is 1 Mole of water. One mole of a substance contains 6.02214×10^23 molecules (or atoms). that’s 6022140000000000000000000…. all in a few teaspoons! Imagine how many molecules you consume, bathe and wash your car with in a lifetime.

    • anonymous
    • Posted March 27, 2008 at 10:20 am
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    I definitely agree here, i can’t even comprehend 100^100.. its a shame so much money is being spent on the war when it could be used elsewhere that is more important and benefical to the people.


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