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tacocat  ·  416 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How much would you pay for an ice cube?




kleinbl00  ·  416 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I dispute the scientific basis of your link.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/debcha/sets/72157600278056455/

    All of the gold in a one-litre bottle of Goldschlager weighed a total of 12.9 mg...As there was a small amount of silver detected, this indicates that the gold isn't pure and therefore would be worth slightly less.

It's probably 23 carat gold leaf. 23 carat leaf is 95.8% gold. 12.9mg x .958 = 12.3582mg of pure gold.

There are 31,103.5 mg per Troy ounce. That means there are .000032151 troy ounces per mg. Gold is currently $12.26 per Troy ounce, so a single milligram of gold is worth 0.03942 cents. The amount of gold in Goldschlager, therefore, is worth $0.49 per bottle (48.712 cents as of 3:30 pm PST Oct 20 2018).

I win.

tacocat  ·  416 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I win.

I didn’t put any effort into this so I think I win

kleinbl00  ·  416 days ago  ·  link  ·  

According to the timer I put ten minutes into it which was well worth it from a credibility standpoint. Especially since it took me like six minutes to see your comment.

tacocat  ·  416 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't think you're entirely joking...

kleinbl00  ·  416 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you can't spend four minutes on an Internet pissing match, why bother with Internet pissing matches?

tacocat  ·  416 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I guess I tend to pick my battles along lines more substantive than the value of gold in goldschlager

kleinbl00  ·  416 days ago  ·  link  ·  

... But you do it on Twitter. Don't for a minute pretend you're immune to triviality.