alftupper
Original Poster
72 posts
58 months

Imagine the UK national debt as a pile of £1 coins and you had the job of counting them out , how long would it take if you could count one per second and you worked non stop 24 hours a day 7 days a week . Assume National Debt as being £1.2 Trillion . I did try working it out but the numbers appeared too large . Also , if you placed the coins on top of each other how high would the stack be .


Funk
16,530 posts
105 months

I think I'm right in saying it would take you 38,051.8 years or 38 millennia and that if you placed 1.2tn £1 coins on top of each other it would reach a height of 3.78m kilometres.


AnonSpoilSport
12,955 posts
72 months

Funk said: I think I'm right in saying it would take you 38,051.8 years or 38 millennia and that if you placed 1.2tn £1 coins on top of each other it would reach a height of 3.78m kilometres.
Ah, but you'd be 20 some months in, counting, and Ed Balls would loom up and add loads more coins to your pile. So you'd have to live even longer!


Murph7355
11,281 posts
152 months

You wouldn't be counting quick enough to keep pace with the deficit. So you would never actually get to the end.


steveT350C
3,688 posts
57 months

There are 604800 seconds in a week.
UK debt is increasing by about £2.3bn per week.

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Hugo a Gogo
18,947 posts
129 months

Funk said: I think I'm right in saying it would take you 38,051.8 years or 38 millennia and that if you placed 1.2tn £1 coins on top of each other it would reach a height of 3.78m kilometres. and it would weigh 11.4 billion metric tons or about 1.5 tonnes of coins for every man, woman, and child in the world


BoRED S2upid
11,894 posts
136 months

steveT350C said: There are 604800 seconds in a week.
UK debt is increasing by about £2.3bn per week. Is that all!


Hugo a Gogo
18,947 posts
129 months

or 4.5 billion tons of gold
which is 26 thousand times as much gold as there actually is in the world


steveT350C
3,688 posts
57 months


AnonSpoilSport
12,955 posts
72 months

Hugo a Gogo said: Funk said: I think I'm right in saying it would take you 38,051.8 years or 38 millennia and that if you placed 1.2tn £1 coins on top of each other it would reach a height of 3.78m kilometres. and it would weigh 11.4 billion metric tons or about 1.5 tonnes of coins for every man, woman, and child in the world That's a big settee. Be a bit 'lumpy', that.


Digga
15,087 posts
179 months

Murph7355 said: You wouldn't be counting quick enough to keep pace with the deficit. So you would never actually get to the end. ^This. You might as well see how many of the coins you can stuff into your foreskin.


hedgefinder
2,842 posts
66 months


Hugo a Gogo
18,947 posts
129 months

link here http://www.labnol.org/internet/visualizenumbersh... visualising a trillion in US 100 dollar bills so for Sterling you'd have to double that really for 50 pound notes (which are bigger as well, but we'll ignore that so twenty full metre cube pallets is a billion pounds, that's a good truck full then you'd need a thousand of them for a trillion


Asterix
23,831 posts
124 months

Digga said: Murph7355 said: You wouldn't be counting quick enough to keep pace with the deficit. So you would never actually get to the end. ^This. You might as well see how many of the coins you can stuff into your foreskin. 15 it seems...


AnonSpoilSport
12,955 posts
72 months

Asterix said: Digga said: Murph7355 said: You wouldn't be counting quick enough to keep pace with the deficit. So you would never actually get to the end. ^This. You might as well see how many of the coins you can stuff into your foreskin. 15 it seems... Damn, I only got 12...


51mes
803 posts
96 months

Would you gents disinfect those coins before putting them back into circulation please... ;)
Nothing personal  I could just do without that thought when I go to buy a pint next.
OTOH if we did that with money perhaps people would be less likely to spend it ;)


over_the_hill
2,152 posts
142 months


Asterix
23,831 posts
124 months

51mes said: Would you gents disinfect those coins before putting them back into circulation please... ;)
Nothing personal  I could just do without that thought when I go to buy a pint next.
OTOH if we did that with money perhaps people would be less likely to spend it ;) I can also get a roll of 28 £50 notes up my bum as well. Think about that while you hold a note in your mouth while fumbling for smaller change


AnonSpoilSport
12,955 posts
72 months

Asterix said: I can also get a roll of 28 £50 notes up my bum as well. Think about that while you hold a note in your mouth while fumbling for smaller change Ah, this one I do win  36 and counting...


steveT350C
3,688 posts
57 months

over_the_hill said: That is a tad concerning!

