Feb 5th 2009 By Jeremy Taylor
(Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.) A Canadian man has figured out it would cost roughly $15 septillion (24 zeros) to build a "Star Wars"-style Death Star.
Rysvard Gold, a self-described Web designer and "outlandish thinker," came to this daunting figure by calculating the amount of raw material that it would take to build a moon-sized space station, and multiplying it by the cost of getting this material into space
. Gold concedes he doesn't even consider not-insignificant costs such as labor and trekking the steel around once it is blasted into the great beyond.
Unfortunately, $15 septillion is about a trillion times the current value of the entire Earth, so our lobbying effort to have a Death Star included in the U.S. stimulus package may be in vain.Click here to have Happy Hour Hero delivered to your desktop every pour time.
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