posted October 02, 2009 06:52
I love these, although I'm partial to these two.
quote:Chemistry: Javier Morales, Miguel Apatiga and Victor M Castano of Universidad Nacional Autonoma in Mexico, for creating diamonds from tequila.
Mathematics: Gideon Gono, governor of Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank, for giving people a simple, everyday way to cope with a wide range of numbers by having his bank print notes with denominations ranging from one cent to one hundred trillion dollars.
I would like a 100 trillion dollar bill, however the exchange rate is $355 ZWD per $1 USD. Apparently I will never get my 100 trillion dollar bill.
posted October 02, 2009 09:27
Spazgirl: You can get them on ebay for less than two dollars (you pay more for shipping than for the bill). I recently gave a friend of my 35 of the hundred trillion dollar notes (3.5 quadrillion dollars... hilarity ensued).
The caveat is that the exchange rate is for Zimbabwe's re-issued currency, where they dropped six zeroes off of the bills. The old currency is basically worth nothing beyond novelty value.
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