Tuesday, October 9, 2007

What's the difference between a million, a billion and a trillion?

A million seconds is 13 days.
A billion seconds is 31 years.
A trillion seconds is 31,688 years.

A million minutes ago was – 1 year, 329 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes ago.
A billion minutes ago was just after the time of Christ.

A million hours ago was in 1885.
A billion hours ago man had not yet walked on earth.

A million dollars ago was five (5) seconds ago at the U.S. Treasury.
A billion dollars ago was late yesterday afternoon at the U.S. Treasury.

A trillion dollars is so large a number that only politicianscan use the term in conversation… probably because they seldom think about what they are really saying. I’ve read that mathematicians do not even use the term trillion!

Here is some perspective on TRILLION:
Trillion = 1,000,000,000,000.
The country has not existed for a trillion seconds.
Western civilization has not been around a trillion seconds.
One trillion seconds ago – 31,688 years – Neanderthals stalked the plains of Europe.

Million: 1,000,000
Billion: 1,000,000,000
Trillion: 1,000,000,000,000
Quintillion: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000
Sextillion: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Nonillion: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Centillion: 1 followed by 303 zeros

They are indoors and have running water

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Must want to keep her hair dry


Little girl beats the odds with the power of perseverance

KENNEBUNKPORT (NEWS CENTER) -- It's an extremely rare deformity in which babies are born with their legs fused together. Known as "Mermaid Syndrome," the condition is almost always fatal.

But a eight-year-old Kennebunkport girl has beaten most of the odds. Doctors believed Shiloh Pepin would probably die after she was born."Because with Shiloh she didn't have kidneys, they said she wouldn't survive," said Shiloh's mom Leslie Pepin. Shiloh's survival is nothing less than extraordinary.
Sirenomelia, known as "Mermaid Syndrome," also occurs with significant internal organ problems. Shiloh is only one of three people in the world who have survived. "She just started developing. We put her in pre-school, she started taking dance classes, she started growing and climbing up and down the stairs. She started getting in and out of her chair, meeting all of her challenges," said Leslie Pepin.
After years of dialysis and two kidney transplants, Shiloh believes she can do anything if she puts her mind to it. Soccer is one of her favorite sports. "I usually want to try it and now I am really good at it and it's really fun," said Shiloh.
Shiloh still has signifigant needs. Her family wants a wheelchair lift to help her get in and out of her home. She also needs a prosthetic leg. A benefit bike race and run for Shiloh will be held this Saturday in Arundel. It will take place at Bentley's Saloon parking lot on Route 1. The proceeds will go towards Shiloh's medical costs. A special fund has also been set up in her name.