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1/28/2007 11:55:34 PM

e30ncsu
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woops, meant less than a few million

1/28/2007 11:58:46 PM

Mindstorm
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Opium?

1/29/2007 12:29:39 AM

Shadowrunner
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some kind of gas?

1/29/2007 12:36:05 AM

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deodorant?

[Edited on January 29, 2007 at 1:35 AM. Reason : spelling]

1/29/2007 1:34:42 AM

Mindstorm
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Platinum floss?

1/29/2007 1:42:39 AM

rjrgrl
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ok, so thats 4,031,932 $/pound
divided by 453.5924 (# of grams/1 pound)
is 8,889 $/gram
you can multiple that by 0.03527 (# of grams/1 ounce)
and you get 313.5 $/ounce

i'm going to go with some type of oil, perfume, or a beauty product (like eye cream made from unicorn horns, or something)

[Edited on January 29, 2007 at 2:00 AM. Reason : .]

1/29/2007 1:59:13 AM

Mindstorm
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1 ounce = 28.3495231 grams

1/29/2007 2:03:17 AM

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Answers and comments:

1 - Or something tottally ordinary that is some how "special" ---- Yes.

2 - Yes, in a mall.

3 - Anybody who said saffron, truffles, or caviar, is a moron. I said no food, and even then, do these food items really cost millions per pound? Or a thousandth of that?

4 - Not tobacco, but let's work in that direction!

5 - Not from animal or human source, but is organic... DUH. (because no precious metal comes near)

6 - Carpets are not sold by weight!

7 - Anybody who said platinum is also a moron. I told you that rhodium is the most expensive precious metal, and even at 5x the cost of platinum, it is still 100x less than this item I saw. And BTW, if a SOLID PLATINUM COMMODE wouldn't cut it, how would a platinum plated one?

8 - Not drugs or anything illegal.

9 - Not a beauty product.

10 - Not an oil/perfume, but we can work in that direction!

11 - ^^ You messed up on the last part of your calculation. You should have done 8,889 $/gram divided by 0.03527 ounces/gram (yes, that's oz/g, not g/oz), or 8,889 $/gram multiplied by 28.35 grams/ounce. But, how come you don't know that there are 16 ounces in one pound???? Simply divide the cost/pound by 16. That gives USD 251,996/oz.

[Edited on January 29, 2007 at 3:05 AM. Reason : ]

1/29/2007 2:57:15 AM

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The first things that came to mind is incense, but not even agarwood is close to that much. If it's sold in the mall, then at $9 per mg, it has to come in a very small quantity. Something like a medication or a vitamin is the only thing I can think of...no sé

1/29/2007 5:43:35 AM

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hey, not all malls are cheap

of course, it is not sold in mg quantities... but in grams. the salesperson told me a certain prince typically buys 30 g, because that comes to a round 1,000,000 riyals. (USD 266,667)

but, you are getting very warm.

1/29/2007 5:49:01 AM

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tiger penis

1/29/2007 9:41:51 AM

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hashish

1/29/2007 10:19:06 AM

ThePeter
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warmwarmwarmwarmwarmwarmwarmwarmwarmwarm

1/29/2007 10:25:18 AM

joe_schmoe
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Slim Jims

those motherfuckers wind up being about $32 per pound.

1/29/2007 10:26:23 AM

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So hes saying it has something to do with smoking (but them says something about oil or perfume)

Its sold by the gram, incense has been guessed and thats not the answer.

ya got me.

1/29/2007 10:29:33 AM

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It has to be pot since you can definately buy that in the mall.

[Edited on January 29, 2007 at 10:30 AM. Reason : sp]

1/29/2007 10:30:32 AM

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I'm going to imagine it's some kind of essential oil that you burn, or add to a fire or something.

That said- if it's a true essential oil those things aren't cheap- but it widely varies depending on what the oil is and how pure and how concentrated it is.


I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's from some kind of rare flower (perhaps a specific KIND of rose or orchid?), because the specific breeds of those can be $texas and it takes a lot of them to make such oil.

1/29/2007 10:35:16 AM

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melange

1/29/2007 10:45:19 AM

joe_schmoe
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I think it should be obvious he's NOT in a mall in the US. more likie Saudi Arabia or something.

1/29/2007 10:45:46 AM

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^^^
Quote :
"Not an oil/perfume,"

1/29/2007 11:11:17 AM

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it's something you put in a hookah

1/29/2007 11:13:10 AM

bbehe
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a special kind of ink?

1/29/2007 11:13:57 AM

Beardawg61
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well?

1/29/2007 11:16:49 AM

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at $80 Trillian/gram antimatter is the most expensive substance on earth
http://alt-e.blogspot.com/2004/08/revolutionary-alternative-energy.html

1/29/2007 11:25:00 AM

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The answer is one ounce of my sperm.

Middle eastern princes use it as face lotion.

those nasty fucks.

1/29/2007 11:27:07 AM

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i know its not sheesha me3asal

1/29/2007 11:27:44 AM

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Moon Rock

1/29/2007 11:55:20 AM

beergolftile
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a stack of 100,000 dollar bills

1/29/2007 12:13:56 PM

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moonjuana

1/29/2007 12:14:30 PM

Arab13
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human horn?

since it's not a food I don't think it could be tea...

Cochineal dye?

1/29/2007 12:57:55 PM

Golovko
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a piece of parchment that has intelligent things bush has done and said written on it? i can imagine that would be VERY rare.

1/29/2007 1:17:05 PM

Arab13
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oh wow, how witty of you, making political jokes....

1/29/2007 1:52:37 PM

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scented candles?

HOOKAHS?

or

incense sticks?

1/29/2007 2:21:32 PM

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silk

1/29/2007 2:27:46 PM

clalias
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Wow, I wish. I could sell all my ties and be rich.

1/29/2007 2:30:23 PM

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At first, I was thinking thoroughbred sperm, but it's from an animal.

then a special purple dye that is made from mussels, but again, animal.




what is it?

1/29/2007 2:37:03 PM

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Quote :
"oh wow, how witty of you, making political jokes...."


witty? that was a guess, not a joke.

1/29/2007 2:58:50 PM

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^take it elsewhere. Its a shame for us that you aren't suspended.

now, back to the topic:

When you say organic do you mean it is really organic, or are you also including minerals/ earth derivatives?

1/29/2007 3:09:15 PM

Wolf2Ranger
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to ignore all of science....

is it something that deals with time travel, since "time is the most expensive commodity?"

for real,
does it deal with anything sexual?
(just thinking of what people wold spend big money on!)

[Edited on January 29, 2007 at 3:17 PM. Reason : .]

1/29/2007 3:16:51 PM

nutsmackr
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come on Najeeb, just give us the answer already.

1/29/2007 3:28:06 PM

stantheman
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^^I was thinking something thats the Middle-Eastern equivalent of rhino horn and shark fins (i.e. highly prized folk remedy/ aphrodisiac).

1/29/2007 3:32:03 PM

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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Most+expensive+commodity


1/29/2007 3:32:49 PM

wlb420
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^good stuff.

1/29/2007 3:35:33 PM

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googled bombed.

TWW style

1/29/2007 3:37:40 PM

Golovko
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Quote :
"^take it elsewhere. Its a shame for us that you aren't suspended."


you know, you really don't have to comment on everything people say. its a shame you aren't suspended.

and this thread is dumb...he is never going to give the answer.

[Edited on January 29, 2007 at 3:54 PM. Reason : fda]

1/29/2007 3:53:25 PM

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Alright, this is my guess.

It is a flower. The Titan Arum or "Corpse Flower" which only blooms a few times in it's ~40 year life span. It is known for its smell of rotting meat which is the most pungent about 20 hours after blooming. While in bloom the tip of the flower warms up to around the temperature of the human body.

apparently it's pretty rare so I'd imagine it would be expensive although I couldnt find how much a mature 'corpse flower' would cost.

that's all I got.

1/29/2007 4:17:37 PM

wlb420
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maybe an extract from the plant, but the plant itself is huge:

Quote :
"of course, it is not sold in mg quantities... but in grams. the salesperson told me a certain prince typically buys 30 g, because that comes to a round 1,000,000 riyals. (USD 266,667)
"

1/29/2007 4:36:49 PM

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it's a spice, just not sure which one.

1/29/2007 5:24:13 PM

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Quote :
"3 - Anybody who said saffron, truffles, or caviar, is a moron. I said no food, and even then, do these food items really cost millions per pound? Or a thousandth of that?
"

1/29/2007 5:44:06 PM

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