Everything I know today I learned from Chappies. ;)
1 million dollars = ~12 days
1 billion dollars = ~32 years
1 trillion dollars = ~31,689 years
This is because we have more cone (color) receptors in the center of our vision; cones need more light to activate than rods do.
Semi-related vision trivia: It is better to scan an area from right to left; years of reading have taught your eyes to sweep quickly in the opposite direction, and thus you are more likely to miss small details.
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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 09:18