The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the politicians spending YOUR tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency recently did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective ...
A billion seconds ago it was 1959
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive
A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age
A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet
Grumpy Old Sod.com - what politicians mean when they bandy billions about