Saturday, October 25, 2008

Buy enough communion wafers that Christ's body could reach Neptune from Earth

For the price of the Iraq War, we could've bought enough communion wafers to connect Earth to Neptune with the Body of Christ.

According to various Christian denominations including Roman Catholicism and Lutheranism, communion wafers transform into the Body of Christ when blessed in the sacrament of the Eucharist.  1000 communion wafers, each 1.125 inches long, can be purchased for $12.29.  Neptune, the furthest planet in the solar system after the ruling that Pluto is not a planet, is approximately 4.5 billion kilometers from Earth.  Covering this distance would require 157 trillion communion wafers.  Buying this many communion wafers would cost $1.93 trillion, $1.07 trillion less than Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes' estimate of $3 trillion for the total cost of the Iraq War.

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