What If Oscars Were Made Of Solid Gold? | Popular Science
Geege Schuman stashed this in America
The price of gold has been fluctuating for years, but it’s still extremely valuable. Just an ounce of the stuff today would cost you around $1,600. Given the weight of an Oscar statuette, one made out of solid gold would be worth $219,000. That twinkle in a winner’s eye would be more than just a realization that he or she is a decent actor; it would be the joy of holding a chunk of metal worth a new Lamborghini.
So an Oscar made of solid gold would weigh 9 pounds? Wow.
Imagine holding 9 pounds of gold...
Oh, I will. And you can imagine this: The monetary value of an antimatter Oscar statuette would be a stack of dollar bills so high that it would take light nine and a half days to reach the end of it.
World War III, computed as the simultaneous explosion of all known nuclear devices (about 15,000 today) collectively is only 10,000 megatons?! I am underwhelmed.