John Hodgman, resident expert on The Daily Show, asks other interesting question in addition to the licking of lollipops. For example, think about the old adage: "I wouldn't do that for all the tea in China." John wonders: What is the dollar value of this refusal?
How much tea does China produce yearly?
What is the average price of tea (if purchased)?
What is the value of the refusal?
Note: John's mathematics led to the value being a mere $1,590,653,400.
Source: Wired , February 2007, p. 108