What a trillion dollars buys these days

One Trillion Dollars
One Trillion Dollars

How much is a trillion dollars—aside from a tenth of the bailout? Most people haven’t a clue, which is why‘s new video, One Trillion Dollars Visualized is so entertaining. A trillion (“the new billion,” according to the voiceover)  is enough to pay all the rent checks in the U.S. for three years,  to stay caffeinated on a $3 latté every day for 900 million years or enough to cover every military action by the U.S. since 9/11. Closer to home, 12 zeros could buy you 33,333,333,333 pepperoni pies from Di Fara’s. Or, you could close on the Anonymous Google Millionaire’s (not SJP’s) $8.45M Prospect Park West house 689,655 times or stock up on 6,250,000 black-market kidneys from Rabbi Levy Izhak Rosenbaum. But that’s a whole lot of ice! How would you blow a cool tril?

[via BoingBoing]

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