alftupper
Original Poster
75 posts
59 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
16,616 posts
106 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
73 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
11,392 posts
153 months

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


steveT350C
3,727 posts
58 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
19,163 posts
130 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
11,996 posts
137 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
19,163 posts
130 months

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


steveT350C
3,727 posts
58 months


AnonSpoilSport
12,955 posts
73 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
15,254 posts
180 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
2,852 posts
67 months


Hugo a Gogo
19,163 posts
130 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
24,012 posts
125 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
73 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
810 posts
97 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
2,159 posts
143 months


Asterix
24,012 posts
125 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
73 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
3,727 posts
58 months

over_the_hill said: That is a tad concerning!

