Why I Don’t Smoke

1 comment July 15th, 2009at 01:49pm Posted by Eli

It’s just too expensive.

A New Hampshire man says he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars.

Josh Muszynski checked his account online a few hours later and saw the 17-digit number — a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500 (twenty-three quadrillion, one hundred forty-eight trillion, eight hundred fifty-five billion, three hundred eight million, one hundred eighty-four thousand, five hundred dollars).

Muszynski says he spent two hours on the phone with Bank of America trying to sort out the string of numbers and the $15 overdraft fee.

I particularly like how it took him two hours to convince Bank of America that a pack of cigarettes does not cost 23 quadrillion dollars.

Entry Filed under: Weirdness

1 Comment

  • 1. Image Consultant  |  July 15th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Imagine Bill Gates who is known to be the most riches man in the world have $40 billion amount of money according to Wikipedia. He doesn’t even have $23,148,855,308,184,500 to pay that debt for that poor man. How can he sleep knowing that amount awaits for him when he wakes.


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