More from the department of boring corporate news: Home Depot stomps Lowes. If you shop in those stores you may have contributed to the following not-so-boring statistic.
In 2012 Home Depot had sales of 73.6 billion dollars. For Lowes the number was 50.5 billion dollars. So Depot greatly outsold Lowes.
If like me, you find it hard to get your head around numbers like that then think of it this way: if all of those purchases were made with $20 bills, and you piled those bills in tight stacks, Depot's stack would be 254 miles high and Lowe's 171 miles high.
(for those of you who'd like to check my math, the US Treasury says bills are .0043 inches thick)