Tuesday, November 18, 2008

1, 2, 3 . . .

While I work on a more meaningful post, here is something to think about:

It would take 32,000 years to count to one trillion.

I didn't believe it when I heard it, but, using simple math, it actually works out.

Edit: I can't believe I didn't mention, in this completely random post, that this week I am blogging from the RealBlogger House (second year in a row, thank you very much). Tune in for this season's exciting adventure in a tropical paradise.

9 comments:

Cocotte said...

That's why you're the engineering major!

Desmond Jones said...

Well, that's if you're only counting at the rate of one number per second. If you can count TWO numbers per second, you can cut it all the way down to 16,000 years. . .

Of course, it could get a little challenging by the time you get to something like three hundred twenty-nine billion, four hundred seventy-six million, eight hundred ninety-two thousand, five hundred eighty-seven, to get two of those in every second. . .

jeleasure said...

Interesting statistic.

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Sailor said...

I think I'll pass on that count, I don't have enough toes.

for a different kind of girl said...

You lost me at 'simple math'

:)

Phyllis Renée said...

Cocotte, I'm not majoring in Engineering, but I'll take that as a compliment. I'm not really *that* smart.

Desmond, I based my figures on counting four numbers in one second. Of course, that comes out to about d trillion in 32,000 years, but like you said, once you get to those really long numbers it's going to take longer for each count.

jeleasure, thanks for stopping by.

Sailor, lord, I hope not! You'd look like some kind a freak with a trillion toes all over you.

FadKog, that is so funny, because as soon as I typed 'simple math' I thought of you.

Phyllis Renée said...

I'm such a dork. Desmond, that should say 4 trillion, not d trillion. I can count and do simple math. I just can't type :o)

Xavier said...

Brain cramp ....

FTN said...

Don't tell my kids this. They often count to 100, outloud, in the backseat on car trips. For no reason whatsoever but to show me that they can.

The next 6-hour drive we have to my parent's house, they might try out your theory.

Happy to see you in the RealBlogger house again! How'd you get so popular to get in two years in a row?