Another news story, another mention of a trillion–or more–dollars. If it's difficult to even comprehend laying "one trillion dollar bills end to end" so that it "reaches the sun," don't worry.
Pagetutor.com has a wonderful visual of what a trillion dollars actually looks like. It's reminiscent of museum plaques comparing man to various Jurassic reptiles. Check out the fun explainer here. If time is money, scroll down for the big picture (at the bottom left corner is our sample man):
Associate Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward blogged another easy way to think of a trillion dollars.