The U.S. Debt has now passed 16 trillion.
So how big is a trillion
It will take the 26,000 trees in Central Park 769 years to produce a trillion leaves.
If you took a trillion steps with an average stride length of 30 inches, you would walk 473,484,848 miles, a distance equal 19,015 trips around the
globe, or one trip to Jupiter when it is in opposition, and still have enough steps left over to walk to Mars three times. But bring an extra pair of
sneakers, since, at an average walking speed of four miles per hour, it will take you 28,538,813 years to walk that far.
The largest dump truck in the world would have to carry more than nine full loads to move a trillion grains of sand. A regular dump truck will have
to make 150 trips.
If you laid a trillion dollar bills from end to end, they would stretch 96,906,566 miles, more than enough to reach the sun.
If you stacked a trillion one dollar bills on top of each other, they would climb to a height of 67,866 miles. If you laid that stack on the ground
it would wrap the Earth two and a half times.
If you put the entire human population on a scale together they would weigh about a trillion pounds.
And finally, a trillion bricks is enough to build the Great Wall of China 258 times, or long enough to reach the moon and back, twice.
And WE OWE 16. Each of us, cause WE are the Government,
That technically puts us in worse shape then Greece.
edit on 22-11-2012 by winterkill because: spelling error