Aundrea Rammelsberg

Submitted by: Aundrea Rammelsberg

In honor of the “Rapture” here is a great video that was a commercial for the HBO series Six Feet Under a few years ago.

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Submitted by: Kirk Chester and Aundrea Rammelsberg

What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

All this talk about “stimulus packages” and “bailouts”…

A billion dollars…

A hundred billion dollars…

Eight hundred billion dollars…

One TRILLION dollars…

What does that look like? I mean, these numbers are tossed around like doggie treats, so here is a little something to help you get a sense of what exactly a trillion dollars looks like.

We’ll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slightly fewer have owned them. Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go.


A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2″ thick and contains $10,000. Fits in your pocket easily.


Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000). You could stuff that into a briefcase and carry it around comfortably.


While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet…


And $1 BILLION dollars… now we’re really getting somewhere…


Next we’ll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we’ve been hearing about so much. What is a trillion dollars? Well, it’s a million million. It’s a thousand billion. It’s a one followed by 12 zeros. that’s this many 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.

You ready for this?

It’s pretty surprising.

And Now Ladies and gentlemen… I give you $1 trillion dollars


(And notice those pallets are double stacked.)

So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase “trillion dollars”… that’s what they’re talking about.

Submitted by: Aundrea Rammelsberg

Hey everyone,

BRUSH UP on your CITIZENSHIP – and see if you can get my score of 100%!

Happy Independence Day!


How would you do if you needed to take the U.S. citizenship test? We’ve picked some of the tougher questions used by immigration officers. Find out just how much you know about our nation and its government.

Feel free to leave comments with your scores!

Sent by: Aundrea Rammelsberg

Check out the new Mercedes Benz SCL600. Driving it would be a bit awkward I bet.
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