500 million visualized

a whole lotta stanley cups

With the Stanley Cup in the news again as Chicago won its third Stanley Cup in six years, Chicago’s Adler Planetarium made an infographic revealing that 429,305,338 Stanley Cups stacked on top of one another would reach the Moon.

What else is approximately 500 million?

The population of North America is 476,028,165 people. America (320,970,000), Canada (35,344,962), and Mexico (119,713,203)

Twitter hit 500 million users on February 26, 2012. Facebook reached 500 million on July 21, 2010. Whatsapp achieved this milestone on Apr 21, 2014.


General Motors produced their 500 millionth car on May 4, 2015.

Four movies have grossed $500 million dollars.

movie listing

IGN lists a few items you can buy for $500 million:

* 7 of Vincent Van Gogh’s most expensive paintings ever sold. Total Cost: $408 million

* Launch the Space Shuttle into space, burning 900,000 gallons of fuel. Cost: $450 million

* Feed 1 million hungry families for a year. Cost: $480 million.

* 6 Private Islands, totaling 9957 acres of land. Cost: $496 million.

500 million straws are used by Americans every day.

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