Friday, October 21, 2011

That Shit's More Expensive Than Tiger Meat

Inglewood, CA

What weighs 35 pounds and will run you 1.7 million dollars?

Inglewood's latest meth haul.

Thirty-five pounds. Can you imagine how high you could get off that shit? And 1.7 million, MILLION, bucks. That's over 48,000 dollars a pound.

Hell, tiger meat, meat from a motherfucking endangered species will only cost you 40 bucks a pound. Or a catty, actually, which is a Chinese unit of weight for selling groceries equal to about 1.3 pounds.

Bet you didn't know that, did ya? See? We're educational. We're like motherfuckin' Sesame Street, man.

Of course, it's nothing compared to the Cullinan Diamond, which at 3,106.75 carats (621.35g or 1.3698 pounds) was the largest rough diamond ever discovered and is estimated at 2 billion dollars before it was cut up into 9 different stones in Amsterdam in the early 1900's.

Or the Titanic, which cost about 400 million in today's dollars to build and weighed in at 92,656,000 pounds, bringing it to...

About 23 cents a pound, actually.

Huh. Meth is more expensive than The Titanic. Learn something new every day.

2 comments:

Sabrina E. Ogden said...

Your knowledge is inspirational. The world would definitely be lost without you, sir.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Damn right. I am a fountain of inspiration.

Or something.