How big is big?

We don’t really stop to think of how big numbers are. Million dollar budget cuts. Trillions of dollars to implement a new program.

How much is that? I’ve never had anywhere near a million dollars, much less a trillion, and even with my math background, the concept of very large numbers is still mind-boggling sometimes. (Secretly, though? Trillion is small beans, but not when it comes to dollars.)

Here’s a visual guide to a trillion dollars. Keep in mind that those are hundred dollar bills stacked. If those were ones the stack would be even more astounding.

Meanwhile, Jay takes numbers into space and proceeds to make me feel extremely small here on Earth. There’s a lot out there that we haven’t seen, and we can only start here on this humble planet.

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