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Are you a true one-percenter? See if you can name these expensive items!
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Description
Substance
What King Midas loved
A pound of this was once worth a £
Substance sold by HP and Canon;
Per gallon price is $2,700
The four "precious" gem-stones
One of these fish sold for
$1.8 million in Tokyo
Green rock popular in China
Red spice made from flowers
Description
Substance
Common ice cream flavoring
What Walter White produced
Sturgeon eggs
Beef named for a Japanese city
One of these mushrooms sold for $330,000
The cost of this 94th element
is $4,000 a gram
Fatty duck liver
World's lightest solid
Whale substance once used in fragrances
You would need trillions of dollars to make
one gram of this "opposite" material
Answer Stats
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Substance
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(79)
Yes! I knew that reading Moby Dick would finally pay off!
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Aug 9, 2014
(73)
I think fragrances is misspelled.
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Aug 11, 2014
(43)
Yes, and it is still misspelled. Oh, well.
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Aug 25, 2014
Fixed
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Aug 25, 2014
(56)
Why do I know Aerogel?
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Aug 25, 2014
(61)
Because that stuff is freaky and awesome. Once learned of, is easy to remember because of aforementioned freaky awesomeness :D
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Jun 8, 2015
(71)
Never heard of it or Walter White.
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Apr 13, 2017
(69)
No Unobtainium?
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Aug 25, 2014
(63)
How about adamantium?
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Apr 13, 2017
(70)
Or Vibranium?
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Apr 13, 2017
(76)
Accept fois or foix gras as well? - had to look up the correct spelling.
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Aug 25, 2014
(60)
Allow 'time' for liver pate?? why?
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Aug 25, 2014
(22)
Why not just ask them to accept fwahhh or f---.
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Aug 25, 2014
(66)
"Fois" means "time" as in "trois fois" - three times. Foix is a city in Southern France. While we're at it, "foi" means faith.
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Aug 28, 2014
(62)
Foie obviously means Liver, the pate made from the overfed livers of Geese is what is valuable.
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Apr 13, 2017
(74)
And at ballparks all across America, beer is $64/gallon. Closely followed by a gallon of water at any American airport.
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Aug 25, 2014
(68)
Good one!
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Aug 25, 2014
(57)
+1
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Apr 13, 2017
(40)
I just did the math and water at the stadium near my location is CAD 4.75 a bottle, so 33.25 per gallon
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Apr 16, 2017
(60)
Please think about accepting "toner" or "printer toner" for ink.
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Aug 25, 2014
(55)
You tend not to measure powders like toner in gallons though. Toner itself isn't that expensive compared to ink, at least for how many pages you are getting out of a cartridge's worth (although laser printers and the cartridges can be much more expensive).
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Aug 25, 2014
(46)
Saffron spelling cost me, and foie gras very nearly did.
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Aug 25, 2014
(52)
Tried crystal meth, would have liked that to work. Fun quiz!
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Aug 25, 2014
Crystal meth will work now.
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Aug 25, 2014
(57)
You shouldn't try crystal meth, kids! ಠ_ಠ
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Apr 13, 2017
(43)
hahahaha
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Apr 13, 2017
(60)
I can't believe it took nearly three years for someone to point that out. XD
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Apr 14, 2017
(50)
26 seconds left, feeling pretty cool.
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Aug 25, 2014
(32)
Meth is only valuable in masses, didn't you mean the extraordinary potent Blue Sky (which is probably fictional)?
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Aug 25, 2014
(59)
Not pretending for scientific accuracy and knowledge in the field, but isn't "black matter" the same as "antimatter"?
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Aug 25, 2014
(59)
You're probably thinking of "dark matter", and no, they're not the same. Antimatter is made up of antiparticles, which behave like mirror images of "regular" matter particles (e.g. they all have the same mass and opposite charge). When particles come into contact with their own antiparticles, they annihilate and are converted to gamma-rays. So any antimatter doesn't tend to stick around long in the presence of a bunch of matter. Dark matter, on the other hand, refers to the large amounts of matter that make up some 90% of all mass in the universe. We actually don't even know what dark matter is, only that it has a lot of mass, and is at best weakly interacting with everyday "baryonic" matter (this rules out familiar antiparticles, of course, since they tend to interact rather strikingly with their corresponding matter, as mentioned above). We only know of dark matter because of the effects its gravity has on a very large scale.
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Aug 26, 2014
(58)
Isn't roe the actual term for the fish eggs and caviar the processed result?
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Aug 25, 2014
(57)
No. Roe is any fish egg. Caviar is specifically roe from the sturgeon.
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Oct 14, 2014
(71)
Meth kills people and ruins lives, therefore I do not see it as a valuable substance. Expensive, horrific, and evil, but never valuable.
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Aug 25, 2014
(38)
Value is what people are willing to pay for something. Diamonds have ruined more people's lives in the process of getting them out of the ground than meth has.
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Aug 26, 2014
(66)
Any data to back that up?
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Aug 28, 2014
(38)
Yes, sure. http://web.archive.org/web/20121023004513/http://www.un.org/peace/africa/Diamond.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Beers#Controversies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_diamond#References Please don't say "Wikipedia isn't a source", the data is in the references linked in the articles.
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Aug 30, 2014
(62)
Now give the list of people killed, suffering and disabled because of Meth, worldwide and ongoing. It is not only the weak people that decide to do Meth that suffer but also their families and friends.
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Apr 13, 2017
(68)
Post WW2, merino wool was famously worth a "pound a pound" too
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Aug 25, 2014
(72)
You should have the dollar amounts listed in another column, just for fun.
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Aug 26, 2014
I wanted to, but it was too hard to get good data on the price of weird stuff like ambergris.
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Aug 26, 2014
(46)
Meth is dirt cheap.
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Aug 26, 2014
(55)
what!? no gasoline? =)
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Sep 13, 2014
(57)
I would call saffron orange rather than red. :/ Oh well, I guess it's redish uncrushed.
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Oct 14, 2014
(62)
Saffron is graded by quality. The really deep red threads are regarded as the most flavorful, and they are also the most expensive. Lighter orange or yellow saffron is cheaper.
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Apr 14, 2017
(66)
I thought caviar came from the beluga whale
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Oct 20, 2015
(72)
There is a beluga sturgeon too. But seriously, anybody should know that whales don't lay eggs...
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Jan 4, 2016
(59)
For me saffron is yellow (spice small amount in rice for exampe) the "color saffron" in golden yellow based on wikipedia. But is true that red shaffron is exist. So please change red to red/yellow.
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Feb 22, 2017
(64)
Are fish really a "substance"?
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Apr 13, 2017
(56)
Truffles are not mushrooms. I didn't even think to guess truffle because they are not mushrooms. Your clue is, to quote the sitting President of the United States, WRONG!!!!!
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Apr 13, 2017
(68)
You're right. Different branches of the kingdom Fungi.
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Apr 13, 2017
(62)
A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus, and in the lay world any fungus seems to get the name of mushroom. I can't believe anyone with reasonable general knowledge would not realise that a "Mushroom" sold for $330,000 was a "Truffle".
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Apr 13, 2017
(58)
And then there's me guessing "anti-hydrogen" before "antimatter". I need to stop over-thinking.
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Apr 13, 2017
(53)
Meth is not very expensive, especially compared to other hard drugs like cocaine.
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Apr 13, 2017
(24)
Can you accept Safron as well?
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Apr 13, 2017
(59)
Cosmetics. Try pricing them sometimes.
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Apr 15, 2017
(13)
people say emralds arnt real
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May 3, 2017
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