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    28 Jun '17 16:43
    What really is a million, a billion and a trillion? A breakfast TV presenter put this into perspective for me in terms I could really grasp.

    1 million seconds equal 11 and 1/2 days.
    1 billion seconds equal 31 and 3/4 years.
    1 trillion seconds equal 31,710 years.
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    28 Jun '17 17:14
    The wart hog's mating call can be heard primarily in the summer dry seasons.
  3. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    28 Jun '17 18:34
    Originally posted by whodey
    The wart hog's mating call can be heard primarily in the summer dry seasons.
    Answer it.
  4. Subscribersonhouse
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    28 Jun '17 18:402 edits
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Answer it.
    He already did, that's how he knows🙂

    Another piece of useless information: Drewnogal is Lagonwerd spelled backwards!

    Reminds me of that famous palindrone:

    A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    28 Jun '17 19:54
    Originally posted by drewnogal
    What really is a million, a billion and a trillion? A breakfast TV presenter put this into perspective for me in terms I could really grasp.

    1 million seconds equal 11 and 1/2 days.
    1 billion seconds equal 31 and 3/4 years.
    1 trillion seconds equal 31,710 years.
    A British million or an American million??
  6. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    28 Jun '17 19:59
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    A British million or an American million??
    Do the math.
  7. SubscriberSuzianne
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    28 Jun '17 20:051 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    A British million or an American million??
    If you guys hadn't surrendered YOUR version of the language to the French, we wouldn't be talking about it.

    What in the hell IS a "milliard", anyways?
  8. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    28 Jun '17 20:05
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
    A man, a plan, a cat, a ham, a yak, a yam, a hat, a canal, Panama!
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    28 Jun '17 20:08
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Answer it.
    For the last time, I'm not your type! 😠
  10. SubscriberSuzianne
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    28 Jun '17 20:08
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A man, a plan, a cat, a ham, a yak, a yam, a hat, a canal, Panama!
    Ok, now this is genius.
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    29 Jun '17 11:52
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A man, a plan, a cat, a ham, a yak, a yam, a hat, a canal, Panama!
    Good one for sure!
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    30 Jun '17 16:401 edit
    Originally posted by drewnogal
    What really is a million, a billion and a trillion? A breakfast TV presenter put this into perspective for me in terms I could really grasp.

    1 million seconds equal 11 and 1/2 days.
    1 billion seconds equal 31 and 3/4 years.
    1 trillion seconds equal 31,710 years.
    Another good way to imagine how big a million is

    YouTube
  13. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    30 Jun '17 16:54
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A man, a plan, a cat, a ham, a yak, a yam, a hat, a canal, Panama!
    Sorcerer.

    😲
  14. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Jul '17 07:51
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    If you guys hadn't surrendered YOUR version of the language to the French, we wouldn't be talking about it.

    What in the hell IS a "milliard", anyways?
    Actually the European languages generally agree on number format.
  15. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Jul '17 07:52
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A man, a plan, a cat, a ham, a yak, a yam, a hat, a canal, Panama!
    Not sure if you realise but that reads the same backwards
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