Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This is what a blog is for

It's to post that kind of nonsense that I really REALLY just WANT to share with everybody I know, but can't quite reconcile with my conscience putting it into their inboxes.
If I put it on my blog and they waste ten seconds of their life reading it, it's nobody's fault but their own.
So. Here we are:

US shopper charged $23 quadrillion for cigarettes

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/16/man-buys-cigarettes-23-quadrillion

A shopper in the US city of Manchester, New Hampshire, says he swiped his debit card at a petrol station to buy a packet of cigarettes – and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars.

Josh Muszynski checked his account online a few hours after the purchase and saw the 17-digit number - a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500.

He said he then spent two hours on the phone with Bank of America trying to sort out the string of numbers – and the 15 dollar overdraft fee.

The bank reportedly corrected the error the following day.

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