Your Prefix of the Day: Yotta-

SI scale unitsMr. Dalton Chiscolm sued Bank of America for $1,784 billion trillion dollars.  That's $1,784,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.  In the International System of Units this amount would be expressed as 1.784 yottadollars.

The range of SI unit prefixes is shown above; "yotta" is the largest accepted prefix, used to measure things like the diameter of the known universe (in yards).

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin, who heard the case in Manhattan's federal court, presided over the Bernie Madoff trial, and thus is familiar with large amounts of money - but even he was impressed by the size of Mr. Chiscolm's claim.  If every person on earth had as much money as Bill Gates, that total wealth would still only be 1/1000th of the amount requested.

The plaintiff was asked to provide further evidence to support his claim.

Link.  Table from Wikipedia.

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That much for "poor customer service". Sure makes the guy who sued the dry cleaners over a pair of pants look like not quite so idiotic.
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Wait, yotta would measure the diameter of the universe in yards? The SI unit for length or distance is the meter, not yard. ???
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