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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 09:17 AM
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An $8 Million iPad Made with T-Rex Bones, Diamonds
An $8 Million iPad Made with T-Rex Bones
And you thought the regular iPad was exorbitantly priced.

If you thought the $499 entry-level iPad 2 price was already too high, then you won't believe what this custom version is going for. Since I know that so many of us are millionaires, then you'll be happy to know that Geekologie has brought this special iPad 2 Gold Edition to our attention, courtesy Stuart Hughes, and can be yours for a rather affordable price of roughly $8 million.

Right about now you're probably asking yourself, "What can possibly make this magical product so expensive?" The answer is simple: diamonds, stone over 75 million years old, and sections from the thigh of a tyrannosaurus rex.

You read that right. Actual dinosaur bones are used in the creation of this product, a feature that would surely make your tablet stand out amongst a sea of boring black and white iPads.

http://gear.ign.com/articles/118/1184553p1.html

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Pholus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 09:24 AM
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1. It's pretty cool! I've noticed a LOT of conspicuous wealth stories like this lately....
Edited on Thu Jul-28-11 09:49 AM by Pholus
even as my personal savings and investments, salary, and retirement prospects dwindle. I wonder if this is what the "Gilded Age" social fluff stories were like.

In "A Night to Remember," Walter Lord pointed out the radioman on the Titanic would have had to work for 20 years to earn the cost of a single first class passage.... it truly was a time when giants were giants and the rest of us....well, didn't matter.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 09:29 AM
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2. And it will be obsolete
in a year.
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FLPanhandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 09:31 AM
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3. Yep.
If you want to cover something with diamonds and dinosaur bones, at least make sure it's something that will last more than a couple of years.
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