Death Star For Sale--$15,602,022,489,829,821,422,840,226

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


While watching the Return of the Jedi, Ryszard Gold wondered how much it would cost in US dollars to build the Death Star. The cost is listed in the title--over 15 septillion dollars. How much is that? According to the author:

the DS would cost 1.11 TRILLION times the amount of money available in the world, that’s not even including the fact that the majority of that is digital and not physical.


or,

The Iraq war would have to last 124 TRILLION years, or 9,730 time the age of the UNIVERSE to equal the costs of building one measly Death Star.

10 comments:

B Mac 8:03 PM  

Anybody have change for a $20 Septillion?

Tony 10:06 PM  

Sorry, got nothing less than a fifty.

Smitty 8:47 AM  

You know why it would cost so much?

Union labor.

But, it would be built solid and last forever.

Smitty 10:02 AM  

The Iraq war would have to last 124 TRILLION years, or 9,730 time the age of the UNIVERSE to equal the costs of building one measly Death Star.

And given that fact, I guess the Iraq War isn't so bad and expensive after all, when held up to how much it will cost to build a Death Star...

Sopor 1:09 PM  

What, you don't think it could be built?

I find your lack of faith disturbing...

Smitty 1:28 PM  

I find your lack of faith disturbing...

[gag, choke, gasp, ack...]

Bob 12:10 AM  

"And given that fact, I guess the Iraq War isn't so bad and expensive after all, when held up to how much it will cost to build a Death Star..."

Yes, but if you built the death star imagine how many jobs it would create. Then you could just tell the Iraqi's what to do instead of invading.

Smitty 8:27 AM  

Then you could just tell the Iraqi's what to do instead of invading.

No, too many problems here. Can we trust Iraqi labor? Are they organized? And what of jihadis and terrorists? I mean, a small band of "rebels"...terrorists...blew up two of these things. How will we discern honest Iraqi workers from those who wish to destroy it? How will we partition the death star to keep sunnis from going after shia and vice versa?

I say build American or build nothing.

Sopor 9:46 AM  

a small band of "rebels"...terrorists...blew up two of these things.

I think we're missing the important part of this statement... the true cost of building the Death star is 3x$15,602,022,489,829,821,422,840,226... somebodies gotta pay for the first two that got blown up after all.

Andy 4:17 PM  

This is awesome...but someone has too much time on their hands!

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