How much?

This is fun:

Anton Purisima v. Au Bon Pain Store, Carepoint Health, Hoboken University Medical Center, Kmart Store 7749, St. Luke’s Emergency Dept., New York City Transit Authority, City of New York, NYC MTA, LaGuardia Airport Administration, Amy Caggiula, Does 1-1000, Case No. 1:14 CV 2755 (S.D.N.Y. filed 4/11/2014).

Civil rights violations, personal injury, discrimination on national origin, retaliation, harassment, fraud, attempted murder, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and conspiracy to defraud. $2,000 decillion ($2,000,000,000,

As they note at Lowering the Bar, this is $2 undecillion. Randall Munroe (of xkcd) has fun with this, putting it in terms of billable hours of a galaxy of Ted Olsons.

I can’t do anything as good as that, but let’s look at water:

  • a liter of water has about 3.34×10^25 molecules (1 liter=1000 grams; 1 mole of water=18.015 grams; 1 mole has 6.0221×10^23 molecules)
  • a cubic meter has 1000 liters, s0 3.34×10^28 molecules
  • a undecillion is 10^36
  • so that’s about 30 million cubic meters of water molecules–or .03 cubic kilometers.

So, not so much.

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