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The Hardest "Which Is Bigger?" Quiz You Will Take Today

Did the Titanic weigh more than Warren Buffett's net worth in pennies? Find out today!

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  1. 1. Which is taller?

    Dolla' bills, y'all
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    Dolla' bills, y'all
    John Brueske / Thinkstock
    All those Everests, duh
    Wassiliy / Thinkstock
    All those Everests, duh
    Wassiliy / Thinkstock
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The dollar bill stack!

    The US National Debt is 18.15 trillion dollars. The thickness of a dollar bill is 0.004 inches. The stack of dollar bills would be 1.146 million miles high. 100,000 Mount Everests would be only 549,800 miles high.

  2. 2. Which is greater?

    All those pennies
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    All those pennies
    Ingram Publishing / Thinkstock
    The freaking Titanic
    The freaking Titanic
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Buffett pennies!

    At the time of this post, Warren Buffett's net worth is 67.3 billion dollars or 6.73 trillion pennies. A single penny weighs 2.5 grams. Buffett's penny stash would weigh 16.8 billion kilograms. The Titanic weighed only 53 million kilograms.

  3. 3. Which is faster?

    The bullet, dude
    Andrea Danti
    The bullet, dude
    Andrea Danti
    The X-1
    NASA/NACA
    The X-1
    NASA/NACA
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The X-1!

    The typical speed of a .22 caliber pistol is around 340 m/s. The X-1 was the first aircraft to break the sound barrier, which is 343 m/s.

  4. 4. Which is longer?

    E. coli FTW
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    E. coli FTW
    Jezperklauzen / Thinkstock
    The Sun, bro
    NASA
    The Sun, bro
    NASA
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    E. coli!

    The length of a single E. coli bacterium is around 3 micrometers, meaning 500 trillion of them would be 1.5 million kilometers long. The diameter of the Sun is only about 1.4 million kilometers.

  5. 5. Which is greater?

    To the center of the Earth
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    To the center of the Earth
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    The Nile River!
    Dorling Kindersley / Thinkstock
    The Nile River!
    Dorling Kindersley / Thinkstock
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Nile River!

    The distance to the center of our planet is 3956 miles. The total length of the Nile River, on the other hand, is 4132 miles.

  6. 6. Which is longer?

    Pangea
    Kieff / Via commons.wikimedia.org
    Pangea
    Kieff / Via commons.wikimedia.org
    That trip to Pluto
    NASA
    That trip to Pluto
    NASA
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pangea broke apart a while ago!

    Pangea began to break apart, forming the Atlantic Ocean, around 230 million years ago. Traveling the ~3 billion miles to Pluto at a speed of 2.5 mph, it would take only 136,895 years to get to Pluto.

  7. 7. Which is greater?

    The ice, man
    NASA
    The ice, man
    NASA
    The Sea!
    NASA
    The Sea!
    NASA
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Mediterranean!

    There are 4.39 million cubic kilometers of water in the Mediterranean and only 2.6 million cubic kilometers in the Greenland icecap.

  8. 8. Which is longer?

    The Space Station
    NASA/ESA
    The Space Station
    NASA/ESA
    The trek to Pittsburgh
    SeanPavonePhoto / Thinkstock
    The trek to Pittsburgh
    SeanPavonePhoto / Thinkstock
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pittsburgh!

    The orbital altitude of the International Space Station is 255.2 miles. The distance between NYC and Pittsburgh is 318 miles.

  9. 9. Which is greater?

    The light
    xijian / Thinkstock
    The light
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    The distance to the Moon
    Creatas / Thinkstock
    The distance to the Moon
    Creatas / Thinkstock
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The distance to the Moon!

    The average Earth-Moon distance is about 240,000 miles away. The distance light travels in one second is only 186,282 miles.

  10. 10. Which is longer?

    The Sun's death
    Dorling Kindersley / Thinkstock
    The Sun's death
    Dorling Kindersley / Thinkstock
    The Uraninum
    abadonian / Thinkstock
    The Uraninum
    abadonian / Thinkstock
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Uranium-238 has a pretty long lifespan!

    Most scientists agree that the Sun will run out of fuel in about 5 billion years. The mean lifetime of Uranium-238, however, is 6.45 billion years.

  11. 11. Which is greater?

    All the stars
    NASA
    All the stars
    NASA
    The water molecules!
    Craig Veltri / Thinkstock
    The water molecules!
    Craig Veltri / Thinkstock
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Those pesky water molecules!

    The high estimate for the number of stars in the Milky Way is 400 billion. The number of molecules in a gallon of water is about is 100 million billion billion.

  12. 12. Which is greater?

    That DNA
    Svisio / Thinkstock
    That DNA
    Svisio / Thinkstock
    Jon Stewart
    Comedy Central
    Jon Stewart
    Comedy Central
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    All that DNA!

    The total stretched-out length of DNA in a single human cell is estimated to be at least 1.8 meters long. Jon Stewart, on the other hand, is 1.7 meters tall.

  13. 13. Which is greater?

    Those inner planets
    NASA
    Those inner planets
    NASA
    Jupiter
    NASA
    Jupiter
    NASA
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jupiter is real big!

    The combined surface area of the rocky inner planets is <="" a="">. The surface area of Jupiter, on the other hand, is 24 billion square miles.

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