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Chen Forng-shean is a very talented lunatic. The Taiwanese bank employee spent 3 months carving the smallest tiger in the world. He then valued this thing at just a little over the equivalent $100,000US, which would make carved micro-tigers possibly the most valuable substance known to man – more than Americium, Crystal Meth, or even the equivalent volume of Jackson Pollock’s “No. 5, 1948″.


  • The Professor

    Antimatter, at 62.5 trillion $$ per gram.

    • TechieInHell

      Yeah I skipped that one due to the short shelf life.

      • The Professor

        I phrased that poorly (I’m still on my first cuppa and not quite awake), it makes me sound like one of those ‘neener, neener’ commenters that Gawker is awash in. Pardon me.
        Ahem. As cool as the tiger is (and it’s cool), I think a gram of antimatter would be a lot cooler. Briefly, and rather more noisily, but cooler.

        /It’s a bummer that we can’t be as awesome as Deartháir and know how to edit comments with replies. Much evil could be done…

        • Deartháir

          There is a way.

          • The Professor

            Ok, wiseguy. You'll be hearing from me…

        • That's not down to Gawker standards, which would read more like this…

          Meh. The proportions are ALL wrong. The guy's a hack.

          • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

            The recent small influx of 'meh' comments has surprised me at hooniverse 🙁

          • PowerTryp

            Not only is it surprising, it's disappointing. We are a community that shares our opinions with real words.

          • Such as "PAH"!

          • CaptianNemo2001

            Like I said the thingamajigger goes on top of the whatchamacallit and then you attach the masterhack to it. Not the other way round.. sheesh….

          • TechieInHell

            Well, you're right. The author is a hack.

  • texlenin

    Yes, but if you lose this cute little sculpture, it won't bombard you
    with even tinier energetic particles (perticles?).
    And Penning Traps help to keep beer cold.

  • CaptianNemo2001

    No wonder the banks have issues. People who work there are spending bank time messing with this sort of stuff…. (jk)
    While very interesting, I would rather have a full/life sized carving of a tiger… Esp if I was going to fork over $100,000 for it.

    • MrHowser

      For $100,000, I'd rather have a real tiger.

      • Deartháir

        I figure, for $100,000, you should be able to get about 15-20 of these for long enough to be sick of them.

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        • MrHowser

          I've already got one of those, and she sure didn't cost me $100k.

          Well, we just bought a house, so I guess maybe she did.

        • CaptianNemo2001

          Not going to argue.

        • tiberiusẅisë

          If you think getting them is expensive, just wait 'till you have to get rid of them.

        • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

          I don't know about Canada, but in USA all the immigration related stuff ran in the $100-$500 fee each thing. My best guess is that we paid $2500 for all the visa, immigration, work permit, and medical stuff. Then flights were a lot, there were a few, maybe $1-4K each round trip each depending on the length of notice we got. But the biggest kick in the nuts was the have to have something like $11K in the bank in reserve at one point. I guess it would be cheaper for you to learn Polish, so I don't Rosetta Stone or something like that than finding twenty English speakers. But wait, you should have a lot of cash left over if you time it all right actually, like never let them get conditional permanent residency!

      • OA5599

        I don't think six figures would get you very far.

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