I got frustrated while looking for quotes to add scale to some numbers in a presentation I was doing. “1.5 million is a lot – a stack of 1.5 million credit cards would be twice as tall as the CN tower in Toronto” kind of thing. I couldn’t find what I was looking for and finally ended up coming up with my own. I figured there had to be a better way.
It was a fun problem to solve, if a subtly difficult one. I will be adding new data over time, so if you don’t see what your looking for, send me an email.