What does a $1mil look like?
I found this fun site which uses $1 bills to simulate what a million would look like, with pictures! if the bills were $100s instead. http://www.cockeyed.com/inside/million/million_dollars.html
Think it's worth adding to the Trivia entry about the impracticality of Ron having carried all his cash? Although by the time it was stolen he had spent at least half by my count, still impractical though.
- You should add it. I especially like the picture of how much the money expands when it isn't bundled.
- You should also add your analysis of how much he had spent and how it was achieved to the trivia section.
- No rush, I just think it would be a good extra bit of information.
I liked the link to the site. Not so much the info on the larger denominations. Mainly because it is virtually impossible to suppose that he had those denominations. And while you did make a bold note to express the fact that he would have to get access to them, I find it a bit misleading to even present the possibility. It might as well be states that he could have been paid in three Monet paintings valuing $20 million a piece and the rest in the cash that he carried around. The fact that those bills have been pulled from circulation means that if they ever go through ANY US bank then they will be shipped to the Federal Reserve where they will be destroyed. Thus, to say that Ron was carrying around these bills means that he could not have gone through a bank. And the fact that they are considered collector's pieces means that they are actually valued at more than their face value.
It just seems distracting to present this information when the likelihood of it even remotely being possible is so slim.
[Removed from Trivia, but still interesting]
- Although currently no more are being printed, there still exist in circulation denominations of United States currency larger than the $100: the $500, $1000, $5000, $10,000, and $100,000 bills. If Ron were to have gotten ALL of the currently admitted known available bills still in circulation, he would have $170,442,000 which is obviously well over $99,000,000. Easier, but still impractical to carry:
- 336 $10,000 bills ($3,360,000)
- 342 $5,000 bills ($1,710,000)
- 165,372 $1000 bills ($165,372,000, of which he'd only need 93,930 for $93,930,000)
- Presuming they still exist, in quantity, AND Ron given access to them, he would only need 990 $100,000 bills. Much easier to carry, and given the bagginess of his pants, able to do.