How much beer could we buy with the money we spent on Iraq

#1
http://www.economonkey.com/story.ph...e_buy_with_the_money_we_spent_on_the_Iraq_war

I read today that the war in Iraq has so far cost British tax-payers more than £5 billion. Given that the war hasn't exactly been a resounding success, I started thinking about what else we could have spent that money on - hospitals, education, helping the developing world, and most importantly of all, beer. If my calculations are correct, at current prices that money could have paid for 1,992,031,872.5 pints of beer. If you're struggling to get your head around just how much beer that is, don't worry - I drew a diagram to help you visualise it:

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#3
"How much beer could we buy with the money we spent on Iraq"


Not enough!!!!

Was not beer invented in this area? Let's keep up the tradition.
 
#4
Get into Yates or Weatherspoons down here in Coly and stop splashing out at £2.51 a pint and you can stick another third onto that figure. :party:
 
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msr said:
http://www.economonkey.com/story.php?title=How_much_beer_could_we_buy_with_the_money_we_spent_on_the_Iraq_war

I read today that the war in Iraq has so far cost British tax-payers more than £5 billion. Given that the war hasn't exactly been a resounding success, I started thinking about what else we could have spent that money on - hospitals, education, helping the developing world, and most importantly of all, beer. If my calculations are correct, at current prices that money could have paid for 1,992,031,872.5 pints of beer. If you're struggling to get your head around just how much beer that is, don't worry - I drew a diagram to help you visualise it:

msr
And knowing my luck I would be the poor sod who got the .5 of a pint. :(
 

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