What could BP buy with the money lost during the oil spill?
I think it is probably fair to assume that BP have had a really unpleasant time of it over the past few weeks. Not as unpleasant as a bunch of fish, some pelicans and Spongebob Squarepants, granted.
Whilst they've squirted toxic gloop in the sea like a seaside gathering of the diarrhoea association, they've been acutely aware of the fact that, as each second went by, they were wanking coins into a void and they weren't likely to see them again for a good while.
But just how much money have they lost? Well, according to VisualEconomics, it's in the region of $100,000,000,000.
Obviously, that's a lot of noughts... but after you pass four or five noughts, it is difficult to comprehend just how much money we're dealing with.
Good thing VisualEconomics have spelled it out to us with a bunch of statistics that can be processed by idiots like me and you. That amount of money could buy an iPad for every college student in America... or an ice-cream sandwich for absolutely everyone on Earth. It could keep Bitterwallet editors in prostitutes for roughly a fortnight.
Anyway, click here to see the list of things you could buy with all that money. Some are silly and some are quite serious.