Reluctant People Reveal The Most Expensive Things They've Ever Held[rebelmouse-image 18359358 is_animated_gif=
If you have ever held something and thought, "if I drop this I will need to take out a loan to pay for it", then you can totally relate to these people. Try not to cringe as these folks tell us the most expensive things they could have paid for if they messed things up.
Terrazor asks: What is the most expensive thing you have ever held in your hands?
Put the gun down...[rebelmouse-image 18359359 is_animated_gif=
$145k Italian made double rifle in one hand and a glass of $7 wine in the other. I put down the wine when they told me the price of the gun.
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Used to work at a bank as a teller. Once held a 3 million dollar check. Written out to himself from his business account within our bank, so I could verify he had the available funds.
Kind of surreal. At the time I distinctly remember thinking "This is worth like 50 years of work for me." Just crazy.
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I was told the data I was responsible for not losing was worth millions. I was paid minimum wage.
Geophysical survey company
A lot can happen in a few steps[rebelmouse-image 18351116 is_animated_gif=
Part of a Gutenberg Bible. It was in a sealed case and we moved it from a van to an elevator.
A creative way to play with money[rebelmouse-image 18351018 is_animated_gif=
worked in a bank once and juggled with bundles of 250k. Had 750k on the go but couldn't do the 1M coz i'm shite at juggling.
You better be on your best driving behavior[rebelmouse-image 18359361 is_animated_gif=
I've driven a Aston Martin Vanquish, and all i could think of was "don't crash, don' crash, don't crash".
This piano had high expectations[rebelmouse-image 18359362 is_animated_gif=
I once played the piano that Rachmaninov took around the country with him when he played here. I don't know how much it was worth, but it was a nice Steinway, and it used to be Rach's. Also, yes, I did play Rachmaninov on it.
That's a pricey piece of a car[rebelmouse-image 18359363 is_animated_gif=
Fernando Alonso's steering wheel for his Ferrari F1 car in early part of this decade (can't remember exact year). Google says US$50K
It's good to know the truth about those gold nuggets[rebelmouse-image 18359364 is_animated_gif=
Picked up a gold bar worth $250K back in 1988. Bloody heavy which has made me laugh at movies where they steal gold by putting 20 or so bars into each duffel bag and carry two bags at a time.
Sounds like it could snap right in half[rebelmouse-image 18359365 is_animated_gif=
25,000 dollar geologic instrument
That's a lot of time and money[rebelmouse-image 18359366 is_animated_gif=
Tray of about two dozen limited-edition Patek Philippe watches. Something like 1.5 million USD.
Gentle but firm will do[rebelmouse-image 18359367 is_animated_gif=
I shook hands with my boss once. He's worth millions.
How could you focus on anything else[rebelmouse-image 18359368 is_animated_gif=
My violin teacher bought one of Beethoven's violins. She had me play it to feel the difference between a 1k and 250k violin. No I didn't focus on listening to the tone. I was focusing on not dropping/snapping it.
An impressive device tht makes you feel bad about yourself[rebelmouse-image 18359369 is_animated_gif=
A $25k radar thingy that my boss made me carry to the driving range so the computer could tell him he had a s**** swing
When you look at the price tag last[rebelmouse-image 18359370 is_animated_gif=
A $2,000 Rolex that the nice lady at the store let me try on, or the $2,000 Valentino bag that i didn't know was Valentino till I found the price tag
Creepy![rebelmouse-image 18359371 is_animated_gif=
A human heart
Diamonds are a girls best friend[rebelmouse-image 18359372 is_animated_gif=
$825,000 diamond ring at Tiffany's, NYC
$16.5 million of "biscuits" at Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia
$1,000,000 cash (it's smaller than a slab of beer)
$486,000 diamond drop necklace (came with its own body guard for the night)
Black Amex Card (customer bought jewellery)
In certain situations, this is like gold[rebelmouse-image 18359373 is_animated_gif=
Printer ink. Am a simple man
All that studying was expensive[rebelmouse-image 18359374 is_animated_gif=
Dropping electronics is never good[rebelmouse-image 18359375 is_animated_gif=
I work in electronics. I have regularly held trays of parts worth 10s of thousands. Sensitive enough that dropping the trays meant costing 10s of thousands
Being an emergency responder is a high-stress job.
It's a career with long, laborious hours.
There is always a hint of danger. And death is always around the corner.
So we as a society could try to help these people out and not put ourselves in unnecessary danger.
These workers and the world already has enough trouble without my stupid.
"So... was she impressed?"Idiot Reaction GIFGiphy
Will they show?
God Only KnowsMarried At First Sight Lol GIF by LifetimeGiphy
Wow, people really need to get a grip. Of their minds.
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Dead in the living room...
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If it's not a true emergency dial 311. Please.
I hated science classes.
As soon as I could I ran.
But it follows me.
Because science can be downright disturbing.
That's why I blocked out so many of the details.
"What's the scariest thing that science has proven real?"
As if knowledge isn't scary enough, let's her more...
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"Some tumors have teeth, hair and even eyes."
Far Far Away
"How the brain is literally rewired and chemically altered by childhood neglect and abuse."
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"Prions, horrific and totally unpredictable."
Now I can never UNKNOW about prions. Perfect.
Days gone by...Aging Matt Damon GIFGiphy
"Gamma ray bursts. No warning, no escape, no defense, no survivors."
"Entropy. Time shall consume all things. Inevitable heat death of the universe."
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"That hearing is the last sense to leave, when dying."
Well that is the antithesis of comfort. Life is so fun.
Ever since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope opened on May 25, 1977, a devoted fanbase developed.
And that fanbase has opinions.
Lots and lots of opinions.
Redditor Ebo8000 wanted to know:
"What is your most controversial take on Star Wars?"
"LASERS LOCK DOORS. LASERS OPEN DOORS. LASERS KNOW WHAT YOU WANT THE DOOR TO DO."
"…you shoot the bloody door panel!"
"Why put the door control RIGHT NEXT to the door? Put the door control system in a breaker box."
"Shoot the breaker box, now the whole floor is closed until someone can figure out what happened."
"Almost look like those doors just exist as dramatic elements..."
"Not sure if controversial but they need to take the franchise and yeet it 200 years in the future."
Design Fail? No!
"The Death Stars weren't badly designed they were just badly managed."
"All in all it sounds like a fairly effective defence when you consider the design philosophy."
"The entire universe has a cool factor that outweighs the atrocious storytelling."
"Bro imagine the following movies, but if they were in Star Wars universe."
"Top Gun - But it's you know, Wedge or something"
"Ford versus Ferrari - But it's podracing or swoop racing"
"He was never a character. He was a cool helmet."
"He was a cool jetpack too."
Time for the weather...
"Han is actually older than Obi-Wan due to Time Dilation."
"Time dilation in a universe where every planet and moon has the same gravity and atmosphere?"
"And just 1 biome."
"That way they only need one Weather Channel per planet."
"And over to Klaatu for the Tatooine weather report. Klaatu?"
"It's still sunny."
These are the droids we're looking for.
"Star Wars is actually the life story of C-3PO—think about it."
Fan is short for fanatic.
"Fans ruined the whole franchise."
So, did your controversial Star Wars opinion make the list?
People clarified what actually terrified them most about death
"I don't fear being dead. I fear dying."
"Yeah, that's usually the issue. It's why that quote doesn't mean much, to a lot of people."
Concept Of Loss
People provided an analogy to articulate what ceasing to exist must feel like.
It's About Time
Consciousness Is Life
Like Being Under
"That is very true, but for me, that's the closest amalgamation of what it probably feels like."
When In Deep Sleep
"Yeah in contrast to sleep where you can actually feel like time has passed when you wake up."
Think Line Between Death And Slumber
"As CGPGrey puts it, your bed might very well be a suicide machine."
People opened up about their insecurities around the concept of death.
Fear Of What Comes Next
The Circle Of Death
"But you won’t be able to. You just won’t!"
When Faith Fails You
"what do you mean I'm going to hell?! I was a good person and attended church regularly!"
It was sweet and beautifully done. The 1962 episode was titled, "Nothing in the Dark."
That's how I imagine it to be.
A dashing Prince of Darkness telling me it's time to join him in guiding me to the other side.