Emily’s Team Pick: One Trillion Dollars

Everyone can imagine what a 100 dollar bill looks like. But what does one trillion dollars look like?


Emily Choo started as an intern with Autostraddle when she was 18 years old. She's now 10 years older and lives in Toronto with her partner and cat. The defining moment of her career was when Riese said this about her: " I think Emily Choo is a very bright, 'poetically inclined' girl who pays attention to everything and knows almost everything (the point of stuff, how to read, how beautiful things feel, how scary things feel, etc.) but doesn't believe/accept/realize yet that she knows almost everything." She still doesn't believe she knows anything, so, thank you, Riese, for that.

Emily has written 124 articles for us.


  1. That was cool! I kind of wanted the trillion dollars to be springy so I could jump from stack to stack.
    It worries me how small a million dollars is. Good thing I’ll never have that much cash on hand, I’d totally leave it somewhere and never find it.

    • Completely. Money is too inconsequentially small! So much so, I once walked away from an ATM without actually picking the cash up that I had just withdrawn.

      Back to gold bullion I say. It’s shiny, if less trampoline-able.

    • it also scared me to see how small 1 million is. then i was like but that’s all in 100 dollar bills, if it was in 20s like how people usually get their money, it would be bigger. but then i was like the one trillion dollars would have to be in 20s too, and then my brain exploded.

  2. I wonder if you gathered all the money together from every single boardgame ever manufactured in the world,like Monopoly and Go for Broke etc how much money would that all mount up too? Random thought I know, but you guys at AS spark my noggin!!

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