OT: (Sort of) Using SketchUp to show what a trillion dollars looks like.

This as cool as it is amazing.
http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html
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How is SketchUp at printing?
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Imagine what a trillion dollars would look like in pennies. I believe you would need the Grand Canyon to hold them all.
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Not sure about the Grand Canyon. Is it larger than 57.8 million cu. yards?
Here's a slightly different way of looking at those pennies. A penny is 1.55 mm thick (http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=coin_specifications ). 100 trillion pennies makes a stack 96.3 million miles high. The distance from the Earth to the Sun at Aphelion, it's farthest point in orbit, is 94.5 million miles.
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On Mon, 9 Mar 2009 15:23:19 -0700 (PDT), Robatoy

Another way to look at it is:
1 trillion dollars = 10 billion $100 bills if each one is .004 inches thick, a stack of $100 dollar bills that totaled 1 trillion dollars would be:
40 million inches high or more than 3 million feet high or more than 630 miles high
Tom Veatch Wichita, KS USA
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Robatoy wrote:

Heck, that's a good week's pay...
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At that rate, you can afford to leave a skid as a tip.
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jo4hn wrote:

A trillion here, a trillion there... soon, you're talking real money...
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