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Tuesday, September 18, 2007


A billion is represented by one (1) followed by nine zeros, thus, 1,000,000,000. Have you ever wondered how big a billion is?

  • One billion minutes are the number of minutes in 1,900 years.

  • One billion heartbeats are the number of beats your heart has to make for twenty-seven years at the rate of 70x/min.

  • One billion dollars (excluding interest) would be the amount of your savings in your bank account if you deposit $10 a day for 273,972.6 years.

  • One billion kilograms is the combined weight of 33 million children, each weighing 30 kg.

  • One billion kilometers are the total number of kilometers you would have to hike in 28,000 years at the rate of 15 minutes per kilometer.

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