Zimbabwe Theory of Quantum Mathematics

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  1. Bobpuckett

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    I got this from Our good Friend bluey and had to share.


    A Brief
    Introduction to the




    Zimbabwe Theory of Quantum Mathematics



    Also known as



    Bobenomics




    The day is very hot and you are passing the Keg and Sable in Borrowdale, so naturally you go in for a nice cold beer. The barman informs you that

    One beer



    now costs



    150 000 Zimbabwe dollars

    You can pay with three crisp new $50 000 notes, still damp from the printing press. Or, if you are feeling a bit bloody-minded, and if you can still source the coins ( remember those things : they were still quite common a few years ago ) you can sit back and enjoy a beer while the barman counts out

    15 000 000 Zimbabwe one cent coins

    But hold it ! We have a problem.

    Each Zim one cent coin weighs 3 grams

    So this little lot weighs in at

    45 000 000 grams

    or



    45 000 kgs

    or



    45 Tonnes



    After humping 45 tonnes of coins into the pub you are going to need a helluva lot more than one beer to cool down. But don`t panic - we have a plan. Like all brilliant ideas this one relies entirely on its simplicity.

    Plan B : We sell the metal and drink the proceeds

    There is a small legal question about smelting coin of the realm and exporting the resulting brass ingots. However we'll let the buyer worry about that one.

    There doesn't seem to be an international price for brass. Its main ingredient, copper, has recently been selling for an all-time high of US $ 5 200 a tonne on the London Metal Exchange, but we won't be greedy. For a quick sale let's discount it to

    U S $ 2 600 a tonne

    We are now the proud owners of

    U S $ 117 000

    But we still can't buy that beer as the Keg is only allowed to accept Zimbabwe currency. We must resist the temptation to change our money on the lucrative but illegal black market ( only the Governor of the Reserve Bank and Cabinet Ministers are allowed to do that ) . So we change at the prevailing interbank mid rate which is

    U S $ 1 : Zim $ 99 201,58

    Our heap of U S green-backs now miraculously becomes a mountain of

    Zim $ 11 606 584 860

    For the uninitiated the billions start at the tenth figure, counting from the right.

    So if the price of beer has not increased while we were doing this calculation you can now walk back into the Keg and order





    77 377 beers !


    HAPPY DRINKING





    P S For current inflationary reasons it is advisable to review these figures on a daily basis.
     
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    LOL Sounds like an European country also known for its beer in the 1920's I do believe you've been there Bob.:beer:
     
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    Yes I use to have a 1920's 10,000 dollar note from there and at the time you couldn't buy a loaf of bread with it.:)
     
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