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27th May '16 1:23:26 PM GoblinCipher
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* {{Averted}} in ''Series/WhiteCollar'' season 6, where one of the [[MacGuffin MacGuffins]] is a diamond the size of a child's fist, which looks ridiculously puny compared to a standard prop diamond. It's one of the greatest treasures in the world.
24th Jan '16 2:04:24 PM eedwardgrey3
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* The Swedish ''riksdaler'', from 1642 until the invention of paper money, came in silver and copper versions of equal value. The copper version could weigh up to 44 lb.
18th Jan '16 7:40:16 AM Underachiever
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* In early editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', every single coin, whether copper, silver, gold or whatever, weighed 1/10th of a pound, which naturally resulted in some fairly large treasure piles. The logistics of getting found riches ''out'' of the dungeon so you could get {{experience points}} for them were a deliberate part of the challenge.
27th Dec '15 12:18:30 PM Omeganian
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* One episode of ''Series/MacGyver'' was centered around treasure buried in UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's tomb. It turned out to be a sapphire approximately the size and shape of a plate.
27th Dec '15 12:03:48 PM Omeganian
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* The Russian comedy ''Ширли-мырли'' (Shirly-Myrly; meaningless gibberish often said by one of the characters) is centered around a diamond so big, that once sold, it can solve all the economical problems of Russia '''and'' allow a three year vacation for its entire population.

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* The Russian comedy ''Ширли-мырли'' (Shirly-Myrly; meaningless gibberish often said by one of the characters) is centered around a diamond so big, that once sold, it can solve all the economical problems of Russia '''and'' '''and''' allow a three year vacation for its entire population.
27th Dec '15 12:03:05 PM Omeganian
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* In Russian movie ''Ширли-мырли'' diamond worth multiple GDP of whole Russia.

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* In The Russian movie comedy ''Ширли-мырли'' (Shirly-Myrly; meaningless gibberish often said by one of the characters) is centered around a diamond worth multiple GDP so big, that once sold, it can solve all the economical problems of whole Russia.Russia '''and'' allow a three year vacation for its entire population.
21st Dec '15 5:01:25 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** When actual sizes are given in carats, they are always ludicrously low. Fist-sized gems are described as being twenty carats. So either their carats are not like our carats, or the ponies are only a few inches tall (which would make the toys life-sized).
13th Dec '15 1:35:29 PM Lemia
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* In ''[[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries Stealing the Diamond]]'', the titular diamond Henry plots to steal is as big as him and can be used to knock out a guard by simply [[DeathFromAbove dropping it on his head]].

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* In ''[[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries Stealing the Diamond]]'', the titular diamond Henry plots to steal is as big as him and can be used to knock out a guard by simply [[DeathFromAbove dropping it on his head]]. Additionally, one route in ''Infiltrating the Airship'' has him steal a ruby that's just as big as the aforementioned diamond.
13th Dec '15 1:26:22 PM Lemia
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* In ''[[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries Stealing the Diamond]]'', the titular diamond Henry plots to steal is as big as him and can be used to knock out a guard by simply [[DeathFromAbove dropping it on his head]].
25th Nov '15 2:22:53 AM Omeganian
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* Synthetic sapphire is made in lumps up to half a ton in weight. Now, they are normally uncolored (technically, corundum) and mainly used to make windows, but it's theoretically quite possible to make a million-carat gem.

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* Synthetic sapphire is made grown in lumps up to half a ton in weight. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK7VmZt2VXs hundreds of kilograms apiece]]. Now, they are normally uncolored (technically, corundum) and mainly used to make windows, windows or smartphone screens, but it's theoretically quite possible to make a million-carat gem.
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