Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The High Price Of Death

If you have ever wondered how much it would cost in US dollars to build the Death Star for real, and I know you have, someone has done the math work for you.

Taking in consideration the materials, labor and transportation costs, construction of the artificial planet/massively destructive laser death cannon has been estimated at a mere:

$15,602,022,489,829,821,422,840,226.94 (that's 15.6 septillion dollars for those of you who value brevity.)

There's currently not enough money in the world to bankroll this lofty civic project, but it's worth saving up for. Just think of all the fun we could have with it. It almost seems reasonable that it would be a bit pricey by how much bang we would get for our buck. Plus, most of the cost is in the transportation of materials to space so if we can get that figure down, it'll be waaaay cheaper. Good thing they're already working on that space elevator.

I'll happily put 20 bucks in to start a fund.

First order of business for the Death Star* will be to blow up that dwarf bastard child of the solar system, Pluto, into oblivion. Take that, you diminutive abomination!

*We might want to work on a new, less ominous name for this project to increase marketing opportunities.


  1. So we're up to $37. By my calculations we'll reach our goal by, oh, let's say...Xmas?!?

    Yeah, that sounds good.



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