This was sent to me as part of a larger post. An unnamed advertising agency attempted to put the big number, "1 billion", in perspective. The next time you hear politicians bandying around budget or project costs in the billions, think of this:
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 feet.
E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20
minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.
Now, excuse me--I have to go work on my taxes......