From WTFNoWay via this HuffPost item comes another helpful visual aid for understanding the difference between billions and trillions, the old saying “a billion here, a billion there … pretty soon you’re starting to talk about real money” sounding almost quaint today.


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In the top image, that’s one small stack of $100 bills totaling $10,000 next to a small pile totaling $1 million in  front of ten pallets  that total $1 billion (you might recall that the U.S. shipped many pallets like these to Baghdad during the Iraq War). In case you don’t immediately see them, these three are all reproduced at the lower left of the bottom image.