Have you ever imagined about how much time it takes to count a million? Do you have any idea who has counted the highest number to date? We all went to school and learned to count. It was so difficult to memorize the numbers in the right order and dogging. The thought has always fascinated me, and many times I tried to figure out who the highest count maker was?
Counting a basic skill
We all know that counting is one of the essential skills in our daily lives, and we are practicing it since our childhood. To be very honest, it takes too much time to count million or billion. This is surprising to know that human brains find it challenging to count large numbers. Let us discuss how long would it take to count million or billion.
It can take roughly about 23 days to count a million. This duration is based on many textbooks and such as “How much is a million?” this book is written by “David Schwartz,” and it used various examples to explain the counting of big numbers.
We believe no books can estimate the correct time to calculate such a big number.
The 23-day theory of calculation
Counting a million in 23 days is just a myth in the real world. The truth is, if we need to count a million in 23 days, we have to do it day and night without taking any breaks.
The second assumption
Unlike the 23-day theory, the second assumption is quite absurd. It takes a minimum of 2 seconds to say any number. This duration may be small for smaller numbers, but for big numbers, this is going to take at least 2 seconds. The reason is that when you speak in speed, you can speak a few numbers correctly, but numbers like 109456 take time. Counting big numbers is a time-taking task.
Jeremy Harper the man who counted million
Jeremy Harper took theinitiative to count a million. He did it in September 2007. It was live streaming so that people can watch it. He took many mini-breaks while attempting this, and it took him 89 days to count it in a real-time scenario.
Imagine if you are to count it in a closed apartment, you will probably go mad and lose your brain.