Monday, December 06, 2021

The World's Most Expensive Object by Weight

It doesn't take long for Tom Scott to unveil the most expensive object by weight, if that's what you are watching this for. And he tells the story behind why it's expensive. However, you might wonder how this thing was selected for that very specific title. It all goes into how you define each term. "Object" must be a non-fungible discrete unit. "Expensive" doesn't exactly mean value. You get the idea. I understand why defining those terms is so important, because any time I label something superlative in a simple manner, there are exceptions and stretches until I'm just wrong. Tom is a lot better at explaining that than I am. 

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

You're 100% correct, any statement you make will be subjected to attack by people who feel they are smarter and more clever than mere mortal humans.
Some have brains so large the weight makes them sink below the equator so can only correct the world via internet.