Thursday, February 24, 2005

At the tone, the time will be 31,920 dots *beep*

Back in the mists of yesteryear, a fledgling blog named Information Nation directed you to gaze upon a nifty way to visualize large numbers. And verily, that was to visit a site called The MegaPenny Project, which showed us what a thousand, a million, a billion or a quintillion pennies would look like.

The point being that when we talk about "a billion people" or "a trillion dollars", it's hard for us to grasp what that really means. So if I told you that there are 86,400 seconds in a day, what would you think that looked like? Take a look at a clock that shades in a dot for every second of the day and see for yourself!

(via Diversionz)

No comments: