# How much is a million dollars

### How much is: a million dollars

How much is a million dollars That's a nice round sum that is constantly thrown around in films, commercials, business reports and ransom demands, but hardly anyone knows what that amount of money looks like. Can a million fit in a trash? In a backpack? In a shipping container?

My first step in illustrating this amount was to try to withdraw a million dollars from my checking account. I suddenly realized that the Nigerians in exile had still not transferred my wages. That's why I then withdrew my remaining balance.

The hundred dollars came in a neat package with a cute blue band. Wherever you meet someone with a bundle of banknotes like this in the glove compartment, please show them my website.

The largest U.S. The banknote is the 100 dollar bill, and it takes 10,000 of them to own a million. Ten thousand bills. That is the smallest possible Amount of bills for one million dollars in cash.

The first step in simulating a million dollars is to look closely at real money. All U.S. bills Central banks are the same size. So I carefully measured and weighed my \$ 100 bundle. The determined values ​​should then form the basis for my operation "FAKE MONEY IN LARGE STYLE".

To make 10,000 banknotes, I went to an office supply store and bought 6 stacks of 500-sheet paper.

Real banknotes are 15.55 cm wide and 6.67 cm high and a bundle is exactly one centimeter thick.

Each sheet of this paper will be cut to yield four bills.

Next I visited "Kinko's Copyshop". They have an industrial paper cutting machine there. I asked them to cut my stacks of paper into exactly the size of banknotes. They asked me what I wanted with it, and when they found out about my counterfeit plans, they reminded me that it was strictly forbidden to use counterfeit money for cutting costs.

Disappointed, but with a lot of understanding, I then paid with a forged check.

I left Kinko's copy shop with 10,000 sheets of paper money in a cardboard box.

On my couch I then tinkered one hundred stacks of paper, each one centimeter high.

Each inch represented \$ 10,000.

After separating the paper, I designed some banderoles for my counterfeit money and then printed them. The cashier at the bank had replied that the one hundred dollar bills were bundled with purple banderoles. She asked me what I was up to. When she knew my counterfeit money plans, she reminded me that it was not allowed to open a deposit with counterfeit money.

Soon after, my stacks of fake paper money were completely bundled together. One hundred packages with one hundred hundreds.

The stack had a volume of 10,225 cm³ (20.32 x 15.24 x 33.02 cm), which was about the size of a 15 "television.

The weight was about 9 kilograms.

I immediately started living like a millionaire!

There was champagne! Cigars! Caviar! Cocaine! Ritz crackers!
Crabs! Luxury limousines! Printer cartridges! Yacht races!
Golden cards! Glamor! Diamond wristwatches!
Diamond jewelery! Diamond tennis rackets!
Diamond-studded baseball balls! Pyramid schemes! Chewing tobacco!
Helicopter! Tuxedo suits! Penthouse apartments!
Real estate! Fenced settlements! Guarded Settlements!
Art auctions! Marble statues! Bribes! Baccarat! Intrigue!
Laser! Polo! Fashion shows! Awards ceremonies!

Wait, I can't forget the chewing tobacco ... ok, maybe just a little bit of it, but DAMN GOOD chewing tobacco.

My splendid reign was ended abruptly by the annoying ringing of the telephone. Some Tibetan rebels had taken Mark hostage and demanded a million dollar ransom. They warned me not to involve the FBI.

Fortunately, I had my recent purchases settled on my black American Express card. So I was now able to use the stack of counterfeit money to pay ransom money. I just had to warn them beforehand that the U.S. Turn on Secret Service.

Stacy was the first to find out how unwieldy it is to carry so much money. I needed some kind of suitcase for transport ... it certainly wouldn't all fit in my neon green, theft-proof back pocket.

I figured I would have to buy a nice briefcase, but they were pretty expensive. I considered simply asking the kidnappers if they could reduce the amount asked for buying the briefcase, but that was ultimately too petty for me.

Steve suggested a 20 liter paint can.

"That's perfect! Put it in the back of your car," he said.

I liked that idea, but negotiating with kidnappers requires a certain level of trustworthiness. I had to good Find a piece of luggage that could hold all the money.

Brooke and I drove to the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento.

You never find any customers in leather goods stores, so I thought I'd get help and advice quickly. They also had a neat doctor's bag that could hold about 1.2 million in hundreds. I didn't want to look like a doctor, so we kept looking.

I wanted a briefcase, but a "normal" briefcase could only hold up to \$ 780,000.

In "Malm's Luggage" in the center we discovered the silver suitcases that had been floating in front of my eyes the whole time. Salespeople Debbie and Donald were happy to help.

All the money went into the Halliburton Premiere Silver Attaché case for US \$ 545 ... exactly one million. Debbie, Donald, Brooke, and I took turns dragging him around the store on a trial basis.

To be loaded with a million dollars in cash is a bit of a sensation. It was pretty difficult to demonstrate the need for a sturdy briefcase including handcuffs.

When we got home we had a message from Mark on the answering machine! He had now made himself safe in Xixabangma after drinking under the table his Buddhist hostage-takers.

Before we threw the money out for supplies to the "welcome home party", we took one last measurement: the stack of banknotes was exactly 1 meter high.

The party was great, it was a "bottle party" that ended as usual.

Incidentally, the counterfeit money was rejected in almost all beverage shops.
Window paste!

I wish people would finally learn to use their imaginations.

This episode of "how much is inside" was written by Tim von