What would you do with a billion pennies (without spending them?)


I would toss them all on the street and make a roadblock. Then I’d stand there and photograph people as they grab as many pennies as they can carry. That would be kinda interesting, because in all reality, you can’t really carry that many pennies. Once you get up to about $500 worth of pennies, it weighs 100 pounds. So if everyone takes an average of 100 pounds, then that would be 20,000 people.

There would have to be a rule that you cannot use any wheeled-device to carry them away. It would be by your own strength to carry the pennies. How much would people be willing to try to carry away? There’s a ten million dollars on the street, and if you can only carry away a hundred dollars, that’s only a tiny fraction of the total amount. Kokogiak did The MegaPenny Project where you can visualize different quantities of pennies, including one billion. It’s five solid school buses.

Enjoyed this blog post?

Join the creatives who receive thoughtful Spudart blog posts via the email newsletter

guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

10 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Tom Saaristo
18 years ago

I Would Toss Them In The Reseroivre At Great America….You’d Be Surprised At All The Coins, Keys, And Cards There! The Pennies [Because They Aren’t Good For Anything Else”> Would Create A Nice Shiny Reflection For Everyone Waiting In Line For The Rides Along That Reservoire. [Excuse The Spelling Errors”> ;^”>

Kara
18 years ago

I would put them all in Mattbot’s car so that when he opened the door, they would cascade out in a river of coppery goodness and bury him. hehe.

unlikelymoose
18 years ago

i would spend $230,000,000 dollars and mail everyone in the United States one penny. Actually each person would get three different mailings. As of July 2003 there are 290,342,554 people in the United States. Since there would be leftover pennies after I mail everyone in the U.S. their 3 pennies, everyone in Chicago would get 433 mailings (on the basis that there are 3 million people in Chicago.) (I would spend $296,636,377.40 of the 230 million on the Chicago mailings) I spent way too much time figuring out the math on this.

Kara
18 years ago

Then I would block all of the pennies Matrix style, gather them in my hands which would be alot of pennies and take them to a set of train tracks so that I could have the flattened pennies. Then I would sell them on Ebay.

laura k.
laura k.
17 years ago

i would send them to Mars in a spaceship, then eject them out into space in an orderly fashion, in a way so that they would form a ring around Mars. a copper ring around a copper-colored planet. pretty!

Eliana Briones
17 years ago

Billion pennies?….would people really scramble to pick those up?… Usually we tend to have penny aversions… I would make a billion wishes.. or place them all heads up? along the streets of america….thereby giving good luck…

joe mama
16 years ago

i would make me a penny gun and shoot them all at carson MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

John Alva
John Alva
16 years ago

I would make a hole punching machine and turn them all into rust proof washers at $0.02 cents each…turning $10 million into $20 million.

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x