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Sell Your Body for Science: How Much are You Worth?

07/19/2007 2:07 PM

This is a slightly morbid time waster but fun, nonetheless...

I'm worth:$4575

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07/19/2007 2:10 PM

I'm only worth $3825...

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07/26/2007 8:39 PM

Luckily I am a 12 year old, long haired, albino giant, and I am worth a fortune.

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07/26/2007 8:47 PM

Oh yeah? I am an eleven year old dwarf with elephantitis, but otherwise healthy, and I am worth over $10,000 bucks. Beat that, you young pinky blond giant

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oh yeah well i have a huge dick so i'm worth a million bucks

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07/19/2007 2:12 PM

I'm only worth $3955! What does the length of your hair have to do with your body worth? If I take up smoking will I be worth more?

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07/19/2007 2:14 PM

Yeah, I haven't smoked in years and don't drink much anymore. Who'd have thought that would reduce my value. It's got to be the hair too, since I don't have any.

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07/19/2007 10:25 PM

I think it's got something to do with the "in years" part, Grampy.

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07/19/2007 2:31 PM

According to the calculator, I'm only worth $3665 but I suspect I'd actually have to pay.

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07/19/2007 3:53 PM

$4930

They can use my skeleton to show to children what not to do.

All the other parts are good. Must be genes - my granny died at 104. my mother is 94 and as fit as a fiddle , Drives her own car - any distance.

I had a lower back fusion some 14 years ago and I was earning money while in bed on my back - but I wasn't selling my body for money.

Del - they did not even ask me about pets! That may have scored some more points.

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07/19/2007 4:01 PM

Do we have anyone with elephantitis or albinoism? I want to know how much they're worth!

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07/19/2007 4:53 PM

I don't think so! can you hum it for me?

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07/19/2007 4:11 PM

I'm worth $4925. That won't even cover my final expenses.

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07/19/2007 4:48 PM

I am counting on a high inflation rate - 1500000% for our neighbours, Zimbabwe

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07/19/2007 5:46 PM

Today I am worth $4440.00. Now I find it hard to believe that they really dont want to know what I was doing half a lifetime ago. It wasn't pretty. More like a science project gone wrong. I guess my value could go either way based o what they were studying. Hell they might even discover something new! Put a price tag on that possibility!

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07/19/2007 8:47 PM

First I tried to sound healthy and was worth $6685, then unhealthy and was worth $5320. The reality was a lot less than either figure. I don't know whether to offer spares or just put in a bid to one of you lot. Meantime, I'm not even going to chance this one.

Heck I just checked, and I need to make a decision f...

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07/19/2007 10:23 PM

$2,780. Wanna trade?

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07/19/2007 11:02 PM

Selecting Choice #1 for all 20 questions results in a worth of $8560.

Changing your selection to Choice #2 for question 1 (ie, 1.1 --> 1.2) reduces your worth by $500 (ie, $8060)

Changing 1.2 --> 1.3 reduces it an additional $100: $7960.

1.3 --> 1.4: +$100: $8060

1.4 --> 1.5: +$200: $8260

1.5 --> 1.6: +$300: $8560

So would an obese bodybuilder be worth an additional $500, or $9060?

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07/19/2007 11:19 PM

So would an obese bodybuilder be worth an additional $500, or $9060?

Depends which bit of him , but he might get a more local date.

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07/20/2007 12:11 AM

I like your new avatar. Did you finally get on parole?

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07/20/2007 12:20 AM

Jack has been swapping with the red dude for a while now. He's a mythical (?) London chap from long ago. The stories of parole etc are many and varied, but discretion is the better part of valour.

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07/20/2007 8:34 AM

I tried the combination of an obese body builder child who has gigantism and elephantitis. Surely this cadver would have been worth more than ~$8500!

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07/20/2007 12:21 AM

The link says I'm worth $5450 dead. To whom and for what? Did I miss something.

Last time I read about the chemical content of the human body was worth something like $3.00 of so.

When I'm gone it doesn't make a bit of difference to me! Why should I worry about it now?

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07/20/2007 1:32 AM

After the world war II,you do not worth nothing

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07/20/2007 1:43 AM

Tell that to all the liberated French women who knew what it was like to sleep with a winner.

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07/20/2007 9:59 AM

Brilliant!!!!!

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07/20/2007 5:11 AM

material provided (me) .....................................$ 5.215,--
apportionment of development costs ..................$ 3.800,--
cost of manufacture ........................................$ 2.100,--
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...................................................................$ 11.115,--
risk contingency reserve 20% ...........................$ 2.223,--
feed costs 10$ / day x 56 years ........................$ 199.360,--
maintenancecosts 2400$ x 56 years ...................$ 134.400,--
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TOTAL ..........................................................$ 347.098,--
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Please ask for my bank account - sponsorship very welcome. Invest in me !!
I promise everyone who will pay this to me in the next 4 weeks that I will do my very best ro reach the hundred !

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07/20/2007 5:26 AM

$5125, where do I claim the money?

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07/20/2007 7:45 AM

Hmmmm only $4100 I wonder if the exchange rate were better would I get a better price in £ or $ ???

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07/20/2007 8:25 AM

$3165 I thought I would be the lowest, but I was wrong. Sometimes, you just can't have nothin' . . . I am going to enjoy the rest of my life however.

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07/20/2007 9:49 AM

I'm a little better at $3,215. I think it's the nasty environments that lowered my self-worth; and I've been working so hard on it.

Follow this link to see when you (rather your survivors) can cash in.

http://www.deathclock.com/

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07/20/2007 10:47 AM

That is morbid! Disturbing. I like it!

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07/20/2007 2:20 PM

Your Personal Day of Death is...

Saturday, January 14, 2040

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07/20/2007 6:27 PM

Hey mareng,

That death clock is a crock! I entered the requested data and clicked "Find Death date". It gave me June 20, 2037. I clicked it again (same data) and it gave me May, 23, 2028. Did it again and it gave me May 30, 2026. Notice the pattern? Each time I click it the year until death date gets closer! Moral: Stop while you're ahead!

Anyway, on body worth I clock in at $4830. If I change only one question: from "athletic" to "bodybuilder" I'm worth $5130. Seems to me like an athletic person. i.e., one with healthy heart/lung mechanism, etc. would have more of a resale value than just heavy muscle tissue. Be interesting to see how they assign values to their parameters.

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07/21/2007 4:51 AM

That phrase "Cadaver values are primarily based on overall health and the level of interest your corpse holds to the medical research industry " is slightly ambiguous. I was worth little more than 3k, but death-clock (hey, nobody saw my #11 <sulk>) said I was going to die next year. That qualifies me as a medical curiosity, but nobody is going to find out why for that kind of money.

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07/21/2007 9:14 AM

"It gave me June 20, 2037. I clicked it again (same data) and it gave me May, 23, 2028. Did it again and it gave me May 30, 2026. Notice the pattern? Each time I click it the year until death date gets closer!"

Personally, I would have been quite satisfied with the first date, considering my (woe is me) self worth.

Johnjohn, perhaps the program calculated that you were in a rush of some sort.

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07/21/2007 9:26 AM

I suspect an optomistic pessimist of the normal type.

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07/21/2007 11:53 AM

According to that clock thingie, I died six years ago. A prompt call to my surprised tax man reveals my death benefits are now so far in arrears (with interest) that I can write a check for that awesome beachhouse in The Hamptons plus two Porsche Carrera Turbos. One for me and one for my dead girlfriend.

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07/22/2007 4:10 PM

Okay-I'm worth $4,175.00 so the wife said to keep the day job at least until I again have life insurance. According to another calculator I will live to the age of 80.5 years. So, that's just a bit more than $5.00/year value!

Now, if anyone ever asks about my net worth, I'll be able to quickly do the math as long as I remember my current age. Of course, adjusting for inflation the number should change. Using an inflation rate of 3% annually, the "rule of 72" and determining that in twenty-four (24) years my corpse will be priced at twice its current value, but not really worth a penny more.

I guess this leads to a now proven misconception-it will be hard to call someone a worthless a$$ after this enlightenment!

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07/23/2007 1:47 AM

If anybody wants to do some sums;

"The U.S. Bureau of Chemistry and Soils invested many a hard-earned tax dollar in calculating the chemical and mineral composition of the human body, which breaks down as follows:

  • 65% Oxygen
  • 18% Carbon
  • 10% Hydrogen
  • 3% Nitrogen
  • 1.5% Calcium
  • 1% Phosphorous
  • 0.35% Potassium
  • 0.25% Sulfur
  • 0.15% Sodium
  • 0.15% Chlorine
  • 0.05% Magnesium
  • 0.0004% Iron
  • 0.00004% Iodine "
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07/23/2007 2:07 AM

In your case, wouldn't the composition be more like 100% brimstone? That is, when you assume physical form? Hehe ;-) (Btw, Maria >is< a nun. Old habits die hard. Nudge Nudge.)

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07/23/2007 2:26 AM

When I'm Brimstone, I'm probably worth more ! This is a confusing dilema.

(Tell Maria to hang on (LMAO)- I've got some real dirty habits that need attention.)

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You forgot LEAD.

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07/24/2007 1:02 PM

They congratulated me for $5740. Should I be happy?

Hope this money can be claimed long before death.

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07/26/2007 11:19 AM

$3915

Why is there an add asking if I want a date in Cheshire and what does it have to do with my less than pricey cadaver?????????????

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07/26/2007 1:44 PM

Only worth 5,775. No wonder people need life insurance.

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06/21/2009 3:43 PM

Where do I go to find out how much I am worth? And where do I go to sale myself and what is involved in it? Thank you

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01/20/2010 12:27 PM

I am only worth $4290.00.....

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06/24/2011 12:36 AM

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