April 24, 2007 - 3:22am
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It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
Today I typed in "the most expensive in history," unearthing the following:
- The Athens Games cost about euro 9 billion (11.6 billion US dollars), the government said Friday, making the 2004 Olympics the most expensive in history.
- The turning point from race-baiting to gay-baiting came in 1984, when Jesse Helms framed his Senate campaign -- then the most expensive in history
- Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr spent more than $6 million on the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and the overall investigation of President Clinton is becoming the most expensive in history, congressional auditors reported Wednesday.
- The 2008 campaign is shaping up as the most expensive in history
- By all accounts, the 2004 [election] advertising campaign was the most expensive in history, with up to $1.5 billion spent on advertising
- The Oklahoma City tornado was the most expensive in history, damaging 8000 buildings and causing nearly a billion dollars of damage.
- The FBI investigation [into 9/11] will be the most expensive in history.
- The 2004 [storm] season was the most expensive in history. The costliest single storm was 1992's Andrew at $35.6 billion.