The Significance of 1,391,361

There is a property located on N. 179th St. in Miami-Dade County, Florida, with an assessed value of $1,391,361.

In the fiscal year 2010, the adopted expenditures for “Personal Services, Area Agency on Aging”, in Prince William County, Virginia, was $1,391,361.

If, today, you were exchanging 1,190,469.33 Euros for American Dollars, you would receive $1,391,361.

1,190,469.33 Euros equals $1,391,361 US dollars today (Photo Credit:





And, in 2012, in the State of Georgia, lotto draw sales for Mega Millions was $1,391,361.

$1,391,361 in Mega Millions were sold in Georgia in 2012 (Photo Credit:

So, what does all of this have to do with my blog on cookbooks?  Well, only a bit of trivia. The database I use ( has a tool to indicate the number of pages in my current cookbook collection and it is currently 1,391,361 pages.  Heck, that’s a lot of pages and a lot of recipes!

“1,391,359; 1,391,360; 1,391,361…GEEZ!” (Photo Credit:

The number of books in the collection now stands at 6,013.  That’s about the same number of books damaged by monsoon floods in Phoenix a week or so ago, at the Burton Barr Central Library!  Fortunately, they have a lot of other books left for borrowers.

It is estimated that if $1,000,000 in US one dollar bills were stacked one on top of the other, the stack would be approximately 358 feet high, or the equivalent of a 30 to 35 story building.  Heck, my 1,391,361 pages could outdo that!

A stack of 1,000,000 of these is 358 feet high! (Photo Credit:





Perhaps I should shoot for the height of the Empire State Building (1,250 feet), but I’m going to need more bookcases!

“I’m nearing the height of the Empire State Building, Stan!” (Photo Credit:

“Some ditzy lady decided she was tired of her 6,013 cookbooks and hired us to shred them for recycling” (Photo Credit:



About vintagecookbookery

Cookbook lover and collector with a burgeoning collection of cookbooks. Reading and researching food trends, history of cooking techniques and technological advances in cooking, what we eat and why and cookbooks as reflectors of cultures is a fascination for me. As of November 7th, 2013, I hold the current Guinness World Record title for the largest collection of cookbooks: 2,970 at the official count on July 14th, 2013 (applaud now, thank you very much!) The current (unofficial) number is now 6,500. What next? More shelves?
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2 Responses to The Significance of 1,391,361

  1. Wende says:

    Sorry not show them one. Buy them one (or two as both cook). I don’t know what I was thinking while I was typing that.

  2. Wende says:

    Congratulations!!! Remember you can’t quit until you find the Salvador Dali cookbook (original and signed no less). Just curious do you have any cookbooks written by twins. A friend of mine is a twin, I thought it would be cool to show them one. But I have no idea of any twin authors of cookbooks. Wende

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