PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Irukandji
 
Comments: 5
Article views: 0
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Irukandji's badges.
 

What are you worth?

29 June 2012, 14:14

If your body is to be broken up into chemicals and minerals, what do you think it will be worth?

After the shock of seeing the price of a bed in a shop the other day, I wondered if anyone deserved to sleep on such an outrageously priced piece of furniture. This *kooi was selling for R94 000! I kid you not. So what are you getting for your money, I asked the shop assistant who looked me up and down like something the ANCYL dragged in.

“Five electric motors and a vibrator that will shake the living bejeezus out of your weary body to make you relax,” she replied.

“And what happens when we have power sharing? Does the bed have its own generator?” I asked.

“No, sir, that will cost you another R20 000.”

Smart aleck, I thought, and left the building.

I then did some **research as to what the human body is worth. I’d like to share this with you; for what it’s worth.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, the human body consists of the following chemical and mineral composition: Oxygen, Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sulphur, Sodium, Chlorine, Magnesium, Iron, and Iodine.

But that’s not all! You also get!

Our bodies also contain trace quantities of fluorine, silicon, manganese, zinc, copper, aluminium, and arsenic.

Now, in case you were wondering why the cable thieves haven’t targeted you to steal the copper, iron, and aluminium in your body – to be sold to the scrap metal merchants – all the chemicals and minerals in your body are worth less than one dollar – or about R8.30 at today’s exchange rate.

The human head weighs roughly 8% of the body’s weight. This means roughly 6.4 kg in the case of a person weighing 80 kg. Doesn’t it seem preposterous for this person to put a hat, costing R6 000, on his R0.66 head? Or shoes; selling for R8 000, on his R0.25 feet? Or a R3 million ring, on his girlfriend’s R0.02 finger?

Or sleeping on R94 000 beds with R8.30 bodies?

Everyone is up in arms over the new R2 billion VIP 777 Boeing that our president is going to buy for his frequent trips overseas. I’m not complaining.

Transporting his spear, weighing 97 kg, is priceless.

*kooi – bed

**research – get some ridiculous answers from Google

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wende Davids
City of Johannesburg you shameles...

City of Johannesburg, your lack of competence and customer service are so 1920... Read more...

8 comments 197 views
Submitted by
Wayne Russell
10 Rules for Our Home

My wife was inspired a few years ago to create these rules for our home. They are not posted on a wall, but we as parents live by these, and try to hold our children accountable to them. Read more...

0 comments 14 views
Submitted by
Joe Oppenheim
No more strikes!

If you want a better standard of living, you need a higher salary. To get a higher salary, you don’t ask for an increase. That just creates inflation which hurts everybody, including you, later.  Read more...

4 comments 118 views
Bottle Stores and Pavlov's Dog

Along the KZN coastline there are many small towns that cater to holiday makers. But I heard a ridiculous story... Apparently, if you sell any alcohol, then you have to be 4km from any church or school.  Read more...

4 comments 373 views
Submitted by
Henno
A Step in the Right Direction, bu...

Today I would like to remind those of you who actually takes the time to read the opinions on here that the War we are fighting against injustice is far from over. Read more...

4 comments 161 views
Submitted by
AlanWright

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.