The Million Dollar Question

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    You can fill a pool with anything you want (money, gold coins, anything of high value etc) but you must jump into it from 30 feet and survive, in order to keep what you filled it with. What would you put in the pool?
     
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    Victoria's Secret models
     
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    That was my idea as well.
     
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    Good looking babes!

    AND WHIPPED CREAM!
     
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    3 for 3. Hot chicks it is.

    What's the next question?
     
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    The whipped cream is important because the rule says you need to survive.
     
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    Saffron.

    An Olympic sized pool of saffron. I'd be retired before I even climbed out.

    FYI - it's worth about $34.2B

    All your VS models will leave your pool for my pool.
     
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    I would fill the pool with 1 dollar bills.



    Then I would charge people 5 bucks each to watch this incredibly handsome man jump naked into a pool filled with 1 dollar bills.....
     
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    first post nailed it, end thread.
     
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    Hopefully, AFTER I've jumped.
     
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    I was thinking the same, except $100 bills crumpled up. i'm 99% sure i'd survive it, and it'd be a lot of money

    if a wadded up bill is 2 cubic inches and a pool holds 14,000 gallons and a gallon is 231 cubic inches, you'd get 1,617,000 bills.

    Zeldman would have $1,617,000 plus the $5 he gets from each of the 3 people that come to watch him = $1,617,015 for the Zeldman.

    I would get 161,700,000 plus the $0 for people willing to watch me jump in for $161,700,000 and that seems like a win!
     
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    I would not survive a 30-foot drop into a pool full of supermodels, and neither would a few of them. And if by some chance I did, I wouldn't survive the Wrath of Wife when I emerged. May as well jump into broken glass and scorpions.
     
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    And you'd only have to fill 210 more pools to catch me.
     
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    Crumpled Benjamins for the win!
     
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    I guess all I'd end up with are crumpled supermodels.
     
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    Be sure to get videos of the event.
     
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    If you survived and you "got" to "keep" a pool full of Victoria's Secret models, you had better have been pretty darn well off BEFORE you jumped, because they are NOT going to be inexpensive to keep...

    I'd fill the pool with a slurry of cornstarch and water yielding a non-Newtonian, pressure-dependent fluid. Upon impact, I'd most likely break a bunch of bones, then slowly sink and drown, thereby ensuring that I'd no longer have to read any of these innane threads..... ;)

    Yeah... humor is dark sometimes. When I was a kid, my parents used to laugh at me when I told them I wanted to be a comedian. Yeah.. well.... the jokes on them. No one's laughing now!
     
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    At least with the notion of crumpled bills in the pool, you are dealing with some liquid cash.
     
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    Giving this further thought... I believe I would fill the pool with either gold or rhodium. Probably gold, it's easier to sell. I'd just wear enough airbags to survive the jump.
     
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    and forget the money bills..... give me premium share certificates of Google, Amazon, and Tesla.
     
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    Gold coins, wearing this, then I'm gonna buy Victoria's Secret and hire @Matthew to run the joint.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, for sure. The upside is they would make aviation seem inexpensive!
     
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    I've fallen 30', I can do it again. Fill it with gold coins for me. I'd tuck and roll, walk it off straight to the precious metals market, baby.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. Fill the pool with gold bars. I would survive a 30-foot jump, because I would be jumping feet first. I might have to have some surgery on my legs, and wear casts for a few weeks, but I guarantee you I could drag myself off of that stack of gold to claim my prize. I would not need medical insurance for my medical bills, either.

    What am I thinking? I'd probably break my back and never walk again.
     
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    How about this. Put a one oz. gold piece in a 6" balloon, blow up balloon, Fill pool with those.

    Other than that, maybe some really premium bud, like $800 per ounce, Loud Dream? Loosely-filled pool full of bud should be OK.
     
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    Horseshoe Crab blood. Not toxic to humans so far as I know. Goes for $60k/gallon. A 20k gallon pool full of it should set you up quite nicely.
     
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    I drunkenly, stupidly, fell off my 3rd story apartment balcony, landed flat on my back in reasonably soft soil. I felt like I was hit by a planet but just bumps and bruises. That was 20 years ago, I'd probably want someone to pull the plug and let me die if it happened today.
     
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    Wow, Big Beach and Little Beach were full of those things. I grew up on a little island off the south shore of Long Island. Little Beach had the most and I would launch my little catamaran from there when I was 15 or so. Those things made me nervous with their dangerous-looking stingers.

    http://liherald.com/stories/Rescuing-Little-Beach,31869
     
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    Shamelessly stealing material from reddit now? ;)
     
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    People are over thinking this. Fill the pool with water. Layer the bottom with gold coins. Or line the sides with VS models. Or whatever.
     
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    Note I didn't say "and." The VS models would run off with the gold coins otherwise.
     
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    Thirty feet—that is, thirty feet from the closest point on your body to the top of the gold—is not a "tuck and roll" altitude, for anyone, any time.
     
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    You caught me!

    :D
     
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    I had to read that several times before I figured you weren't talking about Budweiser.
     
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    Really? You young guys don't seem to know just exactly how expensive it is to have just one woman let alone a whole pool full.

    I can't beat the saffron answer so I'll just go with that one.
     
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