[A professor] likes to impress his students with the power of large numbers by drawing a line designating zero at one end of the blackboard and another marking a trillion on the far side. Then he asks a volunteer to draw a line where a billion would fall. Most people put it about a third of the way between zero and a trillion, he says. Actually, it falls very near the chalk line that marks zero.
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