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The world's biggest lie

A fake countess from where I live described her fortune as "300 followed by 41 zeros" presumably pounds (that's thirty tredecillion according to this website). It's even a lot in Zimbabwean dollars. Let's call it $4*10^45. That's quite some going given that the number of stars in the known universe is around 10^20 (give or take a few noughts).

The monetary value of the world, pre-crash was around $40 trillion (4*10^13).

So for each star in the known universe she claimed to have about a trillion (1*10^12) times more than the wealth of our world.

I suppose she avoided people who could do maths.


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Mar. 11th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
Maybe some of the zeroes were after the decimal point.
Mar. 11th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
Or, like so many people, she measures her net worth in yocto-pence, giving her a real net worth in pounds of (probably failing my maths here) 300 peta-pounds.
Mar. 14th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
I also have lots of pennies.

Damn useful projectiles to deter hedge fund managers begging for 'bus fare'.
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