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    Fast Facts: Nov. 20

    If you had $1 billion and spent $1,000 a day, it would take 2,740 years to spend it.

    One billion people would fill roughly 305 Chicagos.

    It took until 1800 for the world’s population to reach one billion, but only 130 years more for it to reach two billion — in 1930.

    One billion people lined up side by side would stretch for 568,200 miles.

    First magazine in history to sell a billion copies: TV Guide in 1974.

    More than one billion people on earth are between the ages of 15 and 24.

    One Styrofoam cup contains one billion molecules of chlorofluorocarbons.

    A single ragweed plat can release a billion grains of pollen.

    To cook one billion pounds of pasta, you’d need two billion gallons of water — enough to fill nearly 75,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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