William Shatner’s Body Estimated Value = $1,234,569,000

If William Shatner’s kidney stone commands $25,000, let’s estimate how much his whole body would sell for.

Kidney stones vary in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. One of the largest recorded stones weight in at 1.36 kilograms or 2.992 pounds!

A Golf ball does not exceed 1.62 ounces, and a grain of sand weighs very little indeed.

If Shatner’s stone weight 1/20 of a golf ball, that would be 0.081 ounces. It probably was much smaller, which means my estimate is too low. No worries, you can do the rest of the math based on your estimates.

If Shatner’s weighs 250 lbs, that would be 4000 ounces.

At $25,000 per 0.081 ounces, Shatner’s whole body would be worth an estimated $1,234,569,000.

Trekkers, save your money.

Auctioneers, you are going to have a field day.

Charities, you are going to be swimming in cash!

And Shatner, you truly have gone where no man (or stone) has gone before!

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Going maybe where no other actor has gone before, “Star Trek” star William Shatner has sold a piece of his body for charity.

Shatner, famed for playing Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise in the original “Star Trek” TV series, sold his kidney stone to online casino GoldenPalace.Com for $25,000. The money will be donated by Shatner to Habitat for Humanity to build houses for the poor.

But Shatner said it wasn’t easy parting with a kidney stone, even if it had already left his body. He also said he would never sell unless he had visitation rights.
http://go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=10904655&src=eDialog/GetContent

Kidney Stone Photographs
http://www.herringlab.com/photos/

urologychannel Kidney stones
http://www.urologychannel.com/kidneystones/index.shtml

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Posted on January 22, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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