Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You Think You've Got Financial Problems

Believe me, whatever financial straits you find yourself in, it's nothing compared to what this guy walked into:

A man in the United States popped out to his local petrol station to buy a pack of cigarettes - only to find his card charged $23,148,855,308,184,500.

That is $23 quadrillion (£14 quadrillion) - many times the US national debt.
All's well now (he didn't really spend that much, of course), but nobody quite knows how it happens. Pays to check your balance every now and then, kids!

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