16 Things That Costs Less Than the Government Shutdown

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  • Money Well Spent?
  • 6,315 Super Bowl Ads
  • 9,619,238 Kanye West Diamond Grills
  • The American Red Cross' Total Annual Operating Expenses for Seven Years
  • Free School Lunch for 8.3 Billion Children
  • 100 People for Five Years Aboard Diddy’s iPad Controlled Yacht
  • Free Breast Cancer Screenings for 141,176,470 Women and Men
  • Nearly 5,000 Engagement Rings Like Beyoncé’s
  • 11 More Days of Social Security
  • The GDP for Zimbabwe, Somalia and Fiji
  • 1,078,119 Children Could Go to College for Free in Their Home State
  • 9,600 People Could Have Woke Up in a New Bugatti
  • 87,944 New Homes for "Average" Americans
  • 90,000 Hermès Crocodile Birkin Bags
  • Pay the $20 Billion Tab for Hurricane Sandy Damage
  • Buy 7.1 Billion Gallons of Gas for Americans
  • 62,176,165 of the Entire 20-Piece Fall RiRi MAC Collection

9,619,238 Kanye West Diamond Grills

“Diamonds on my neck, diamonds on my grill,” singer Kelis said on her 2009 hit song Bossy.  But Kanye West took it literally in 2010 when he iced out the entire bottom row of his teeth with a $2,495 grill. With the money the government spent on the shutdown, millions of Americans — every resident of New York City and then some — can be flossing like ‘Ye.

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