Having always been a big fan of cool scientific and mathematical things that make you go, “Whoa”, I have been enjoying Getting a feel for big numbers.
Start by taking a look at what 10,000 dots looks like.
Next, take a gander at what it looks like when you have one dot for every second of the day.
Feeling overwhelmed? Wait until you see what one million dots looks like. That puts in perspective exactly how big one million really is.
So what about a billion? Billions and Billions puts this impressive number in perspective:
“To visit every web page on the internet would require a page a second for thirty two years with no time to eat or sleep(1).”
“A billion dollar bills laid end to end would circle the globe at the equator four times.”
“A trillion dollar bills laid end to end would stretch from the Earth to the Sun.”