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It's about 20,000,000,000 times as big as a Post-it® Note (3M)
In other words, 988 virgates is 22,000,000,000 times the size of a Post-it® Note (3M), and the size of a Post-it® Note (3M) is 0.0000000000450 times that amount.
(3M) (generically sticky notes, a.k.a. repositionable notes, a.k.a. repositional notes)
A Post-it® Note measures 0.0000000440 virgates in total area. In September, 1989, Hurricane Hugo swept through Charleston, South Carolina with winds up to 230 kph (140 mph), uprooting eight oak trees in Mr. Bruce Brakefield's yard, but leaving in place a Post-it® note attached to his front door.
It's about 150,000,000,000 times as big as a Secure Digital (SD) card
In other words, the size of a Secure Digital (SD) card is 0.00000000000630 times 988 virgates.
A Secure Digital (SD) card measures 3.2 cm by 2.4 cm for a total area of 0.00000000630 virgates. SDXC Cards, the latest standard for the technology, will allow the cards to hold up to 2 terabytes of data.
It's about 250,000,000,000 times as big as a Quarter
In other words, 988 virgates is 259,500,000,000 times the size of a Quarter, and the size of a Quarter is 0.0000000000038540 times that amount.
(United States quarter-dollar coin) (a.k.a. Quarter dollar, a.k.a. Washington quarter, a.k.a. two bits)
The George Washington quarter, in circulation in various forms since 1932, has a diameter of 24.26 mm (0.955 in) and an area of 0.0000000038070 virgates.
It's about 300,000,000,000 times as big as a Postage Stamp
In other words, the size of a Postage Stamp is 0.00000000000300 times 988 virgates.
(average; United States dimensions)
A typical postage stamp measures an average of 0.00000000300 virgates. One of the most prized stamps among collectors is the US-issued "Inverted Jenny" stamp printed in 1918, which features an upside-down image of Curtiss JN-4 ("Jenny") airplane; a single stamp sold for $977,500 at a 2007 auction.
It's about 350,000,000,000 times as big as a Nickel
In other words, 988 virgates is 339,500,000,000 times the size of a Nickel, and the size of a Nickel is 0.0000000000029460 times that amount.
(United States five-cent coin) (a.k.a. Jefferson nickel)
The nickel, in its current design since 1938, has a diameter of 21.21 mm (0.835 in) and an area of 0.000000002910 virgates.
It's about 400,000,000,000 times as big as a Penny
In other words, 988 virgates is 421,000,000,000 times the size of a Penny, and the size of a Penny is 0.000000000002380 times that amount.
(United States one-cent coin) (a.k.a. Lincoln penny, a.k.a. Cent, a.k.a. One cent piece)
The Lincoln penny, in its current design since 1909, has a diameter of 19.05 mm (0.75 in) and an area of 0.000000002350 virgates.
It's about 500,000,000,000 times as big as a Dime
In other words, 988 virgates is 476,200,000,000 times the size of a Dime, and the size of a Dime is 0.00000000000210 times that amount.
(United States ten-cent coin) (a.k.a. Roosevelt dime)
The dime, in its current design since 1946, has a diameter of 17.91 mm (0.705 in) and an area of 0.0000000020750 virgates.