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User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

What is the most expensive stuff on earth? Dont say something like 'gold' or 'cocaine,' I'm talking big league. Whats the single object that has sold for the most money, and the substance that goes for the most money per weight? I would expect it to be some really rare element, but please enlighten me.

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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

drugs or nuclear objects is my guess

Kiwi


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

'nuff said:




User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

Good question, maybe a 'priceless' work of art on canvas?

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13255 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1863 times:
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What is the most expensive stuff on earth?

If it exists, a videotape of the Olsen Twins getting tag-teamed.  Big thumbs up



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[Edited 2004-10-01 02:47:33]


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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Good one MattD!

I think the right answer to that one is saffron. Worth more than gold or platinum.



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User currently offlineRyangooner From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 969 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

By far - The Price of Freedom


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13796 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

Concerning material things I would assume one of the very rare exotic elements which can only be made in microgram amounts in a particle accelerator.
During my last years of high school I used to hang around a physics lab of the Free University of Berlin (the Physics department was quite close to my school and I used to help the physicists in the research labs). We had a cabinet with lots of weird elements in little glass tubes, mostly rare earth elements, but other stuff like gold was also among them. The gold was actuslly the cheapest stuff around there.
The scientists would grow cristalls out of diverse mixtures of these elements and measure certain solid state properties.

Jan


User currently offlineArniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

The world's fastests ,bug-free,impurvious for virus and worms, non crashable Operating System which is fully compatible with all known software.

Oh,How I hate my Computer sometimes !



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

"Concerning material things I would assume one of the very rare exotic elements which can only be made in microgram amounts in a particle accelerator"

How do you put a dollar value on that though??? Uh, I'd like an ounce of fermium, please, how much will that set me back... Big grin

Greg



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User currently offlineCommander_Rabb From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 771 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Saffron. No wait!

It's californium-252. I think that is 450 billion dollars per pound.

If you can get the stuff!



User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1724 times:

Probably some huge as diamond or art work.
Commander_Rabb- Isn't Saffron the stuff they use on non-stick fry pans?


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13796 posts, RR: 63
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1713 times:

ZKSUJ,

You are confusing Saffron (the pollen of a certain type of crocus flower, a red powder, which turns food yellow when cooked with it in minute amounts, much used in Indian cuisine and once the most valuable spice) and Teflon, the Dupont trade name for Polytetraflouroethene, the heat proof plastic used to coat (among lots of other uses) non-stick frying pans.

Jan


User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1699 times:

I agree with you, Ryangooner. The price of Freedom is by far the most expensive thing. As well as Human rights and peace i guess.......

Regards,
AK


User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Immaterial object: Freedom
Material object: The cost of owning a pre-Ford takeover Jaguar.



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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

I say life is the most expensive thing on this Earth (its priceless) you can gather all the money in the universe, but the price of a human life (or any life) is invaluable.

[Edited 2004-10-01 15:26:02]

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

It's called, "unobtanium," and it is the stuff they manufacture airplanes out of (but only the parts that break; the durable stuff's plain old aluminum).


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User currently offlineAlert3 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 110 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Probably not the most expensive thing known to man, but certainly is up there.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/041001/481/tok10510010959

1 carat is 1/142nd of an ounce. So 100 carats is 0.704 ounces. Multiply it out and that diamond is about 604 million dollars per pound. (if my math is correct.)


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

I am NOT eating the paella at ZKSUJ's house.


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