Do we like Hermes belts because they’re tasteful and well crafted, or do we like them because they’re expensive and elusive? It’s hard to say. On the one hand, the company wouldn’t get away with selling such pricy merchandise if it were shoddy as the stuff at H&M, which grows threadbare after one spin in the rinse cycle. But on the other hand, there are probably many other belts in the world which are of better or of at least equivalent quality, and which do not cost nearly as much.
The answer is probably somewhere in the middle. The clothes are nice, but not unsurpassable by all others. Certain things, like plutonium for example, are expensive because they’re in short supply and high demand, but certain other things just have a charisma that makes them attractive regardless of their price.
The list below is of the 10 most expensive things in the world. Some items acquire their price from their scarcity (and their usefulness, because if they were not useful, there would be no awareness that they were scarce). And some items’ prices are agreed to. It’s not so much that people have to pay for them but that they choose to pay for them from passion, like Herod, so charmed by Salome’s dance of the seven veils, that he told her she could have Capernaum, Tiberias, his citadels, half of his kingdom. It was a big receipt and there many more coquettish virgins, but she had the tsa tsa tzu.
10 Most Expensive Painting
9 Most Expensive Private Jet
8 Most Expensive Sushi
7 Most Expensive Kiss at an Auction
6 Most Expensive Substance
5 Most Expensive Car
4 Most Expensive Piece of Jewelry
3 Most Expensive Surgery
2 Most Expensive Horse
1 Most Expensive Weapon System
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 is the most expensive weapon system ever built, with a estimated cost of $400 billion. But not only that: reports show that the price could turn out greater than the Defense Department had anticipated. The Pentagon has stated that the fleet’s life cycle, all total, could run it $1 trillion. And not only that, the plane was originally supposed to be released in 2010, and projections are now saying that it’ll take up to 2017, which is probably generous. But despite the extreme price of these stealth fighters and their lengthy delays, the new fleet is needed to replace aging ones, such as Lockheed's F-16, Boeing's F/A-18 and AV-8B, and Northrop Grumman's EA-6B.
Sources: MSN, BusinessInsider, CNBC, Investor’s Business Daily
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