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One billion, in perspective

August 2, 2016

Musings by LORIEB (Lor-ee-be)

I received this message in an email from one of my clients and thought I would share it with you.  The message is an attempt to put the word billion in perspective for us here in Canada, but I think it applies to many countries in the world today…

The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting
that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.

A.

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C.

A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

D.

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two…

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