“Expensive” can be a relative term at times.
“Expensive” can be a relative term at times. If all you have is a handful of dollars in your pocket, even a hamburger at the corner joint may seem like a distant dream. And when you see an item that you really need, even the most outrageously high price seems fair. Yet there are items that can clearly labeled as “expensive” no matter if you are loaded or poor. And we prepared a few of them for your reading pleasure below.
1. The World’s Most Expensive Drink
Sometimes it’s not the product itself that’s expensive but the product and the packaging as a whole. This is the case of the world’s most expensive alcoholic drinks, and most of the time it’s the bottle and the packaging what makes it a luxury few people can afford. To date, perhaps the most lavish treat money can buy is Tequila Ley .925. Of course, the contents of the bottle is of the highest possible quality, aged in the barrel for seven years, but the bottle is truly exquisite – decorated with two kilograms (4.4lbs) of platinum and 4,000 perfectly cut white diamonds. Currently, it has a market value of over $3.5 million.
2. The King Of Spices
We all know that an ounce of truffles is worth its weight in gold, but there is one spice that’s even more expensive than this rarity: saffron. Saffron is actually the stigmas of crocus flowers that thrive under the dry and warm climate of Iran and other countries in the Central Asian region. Each flower produces about seven milligrams of dried spice. But this isn’t the only thing that makes it special; harvesting the stigmas is an incredibly tedious act of manual labor. It has a price tag to match; depending on where you buy it, a pound of saffron can cost anywhere between $2,000 and $10,000. That’s more expensive than gold!
3. The Most Expensive Metal
If you guessed gold, platinum or even plutonium, you would be mistaken! The most expensive metal in the world today is a synthetic element called Californium 225. You don’t want to wear it around your wrist, neck, or finger, though as it is extremely radioactive and harmful. Californium 225 was first synthesized at University of California Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, CA, by physics researchers Stanley G. Thompson, Kenneth Street, Jr., Albert Ghiorso, and Glenn T. Seaborg in February 1950. Since its discovery, only eight grams of Californium were made, hence its hefty price tag of around $27 million per gram. This clearly makes this silvery metal the most expensive one in the world by far.
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