I was reading about the bailout being passed and got to thinking... just how big is $700B? So, to try and grasp how big it is, I had to write it out:
That didn't do it for me. I can't imagine a number that big. I had to break it down further. So, I got to thinking how I could do that. I was looking at that number and thought, "Have I even lived that many seconds?" The answer is, "no."
This was how I made that huge number understandable:
28.66 <- Years I've been alive
10,460.9 <- Days I've been alive
152,061.6 <- Hours I've been alive
15,063,696 <- Minutes I've been alive
903,821,760 <- Seconds I've been alive
0.9B seconds... that means to get up to $700B, it would be like handing out $774.49 every SECOND I've been alive.
Pardon me while I faint from shock.
Yes, I checked my math. Do the same math, and for every second McCain has been alive it's only $307 ;)
Ok... just had to share that visualization of $700B with you all.