President Bush's aide said, "Mr. President, I've afraid I have some bad news. Something terrible has happened."
"What's happened?" the President asked.
"There's been an uprising in South America, and over a thousand Brazilian people have been killed," the aide told him.
The president buried his face in his hands for a few seconds as he tried to come to grips with this news. In his head he was already preparing the statement he'd make to offer his sympathies. But he needed more information.
He raised his head and asked his aide, "How many people are in a brazillion?"