Mental Floss

One Quadrillion Pennies

David K. Israel

By now I'm sure most of you have heard about the woman suing the government for 3 quadrillion dollars over the Katrina tragedy.

I was having a hard time even visualizing 1 quadrillion dollars, so I went looking for it online. Alan Taylor over at KOKOGIAK has put together the most wonderful penny visualizer, starting with a single cent and working his way up to 1 quintillion. You MUST go to the site and check out the whole visual journey, but I leave you here with a taste of 1 quadrillion pennies. (That little green thing on the right is a football field, in case you're wondering.)