Pop quiz

Let us define an object as something you could pick up, perhaps with a forklift and put in the van and bring somewhere. So, say, the Taj Mahal will not be an "object" our criteria.

Today's quiz:

1) What was the most valuable object in the world in the early 1700s?

2) What is the most valuable object in the world today?

By the way, I know the (likely) answer to number one, but not to number two.


11 comments:

  1. Does an F-22 fighter jet count as an object? Apparently $137 million to $350+ million each, depending on if/how you roll development costs into the per-unit cost.

    As for 1700s, my wild guess would be a relic of some sort.

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    1. Could thought Andy, but I'm thinking of something that you could, say, put in your house. In fact, the object from the 1700s was in someone's house.

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    2. Whoops, Siri again. "Good thought."

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  2. 1) The king of England (assuming the forklift criterion passes).

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    1. I was thinking some Tsar's consort. Grabbing a king, he might get replaced by a rival and the amount you could get to return him would be limited to what the loyalists could get together.

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    1. Oddly, Sampson, The Wikipedia page is quiet about when it was mined. Are you putting it forward as the most valuable object now, or in the early 1700s?

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    2. Most valuable object now.

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  4. Just when I am getting interested in the discussion, it peters out as the blog rolls inexorably on. Than is my main objection to this whole blog idea. Same with my stuff. I think I'll take a vacation, but I'll be back...

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    1. That's what follow-up posts are for.

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    2. The Peacock Throne.

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