:-) How many zeroes are there ?

The official figures (2012) show that the UK national debt has just hit the £1 trillion mark for the first time. People have been debating how many zeroes there are in a trillion and how long it'd take to clear the debt. Some say perhaps 500 years. No-one has a definitive answer but they find out that some Americans are just as confused. George W Bush was informed during the Iraq war that three Brazilian soldiers had been killed. "Oh my Gawd!" he (allegedly) responded, "That's terrible! Remind me again - just how many is a Brazilian?"

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  • (1,000,000,000,000; one million million; 10 raised to the power 12; SI prefix: tera-), the current meaning in both American and British English

    12 zeroes


  • Brilliant! :D :D :D