Comparisons That Will Change How You Think About Money

February 27, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Cracked runs Photoshop contests where readers are invited to send in funny submissions based on various prompts. Yesterday’s prompt was “Shocking Comparisons That Change How You Think of Money”. Some of the more interesting entries included:

  • German hyper-inflation meant that in mid-1922 it cost 2 marks to send a domestic letter. At the end of 1923 it cost 100,000,000,000 to send the same letter.
  • Russia spent $8.7 billion to build a highway to a mountain in Sochi. This was more than the budget of the entire 2010 winter Olympics.
  • The band Aerosmith made more money from Guitar Hero royalties than it did from any of its albums or world tours.
  • Producing a gram of anti-matter costs $62.5 trillion dollars.
  • One drug lord was smuggling so much money he had to spend $2,500 a month on rubber bands for his cash.

The full article has 23 of these facts and includes points about Bill Gates’ incredible philanthropy, thoughts about the richest sports person in history, and more over here.

Source: Cracked