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Xkcd's take on representing money.

  1. Nov 21, 2011 #1

    Ryan_m_b

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    I'd put this in the thread but it would stretch it from here to Mars;

    http://xkcd.com/980/

    Well worth a look for some interesting comparisons.
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2011 #2

    Borg

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    I couldn't zoom it enough to read it. http://www.explainxkcd.com/2011/11/21/money-chart/" [Broken] "embiggens" enough to read all of the detail. A very interesting poster!
     
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  4. Nov 21, 2011 #3

    Ryan_m_b

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    You can click on the xkcd one to enlarge it. Very interesting indeed, I particularly had (somewhat depressing) fun totalling up the cost of things like the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and looking up what I could buy with it.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2011 #4

    S_Happens

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    Wow. There is a lot of info there.

    I didn't find the punch line yet, unless it was to the gut.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2011 #5

    FlexGunship

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    Really? I found a lot! How about the fact that the derivatives market holds five times more value than the entire world's combined liquid assets. And that, when compared to the same derivatives market value, the entire Iraq War works out to a rounding error.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2011 #6
    This is simply an amazing piece of statistics!
     
  8. Nov 23, 2011 #7

    S_Happens

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    Dang. I thought for sure it was J.K. Rowling's salary as a rapper.
     
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