Logic Fun with Email Forwards


Dear Friend,

Good day to you. I am sure This mail will definitely be coming to you as a surprise, but I do really need your attention with this urgent matter.

I am Lance Corporal Alan Tyler, an american soldier, currently serving in the third infantry division in Iraq. The reason why I am contacting you via this media is because it is anonymous. I can’t contact my friends and family back home as they are listed as acquitances in my military file and to contact them may compromise the confidentiality of this transaction.

I am currently in Kuwait on duty break. I and my partner, secretly moved some abandoned cash in a mansion belonging to the former president, Saddam Husein and the total cash is $25 Million USD.

As I write this letter to you, this box is here with me in cash as I secretly moved it out of Iraq to Kuwait. You do not have to be afraid of anything as no one else knows about this and everything is safe.

I would be pleased and grateful to you if you could assist us in receiving this box for us on your behalf as I will be heading back soon to camp in Iraq to join my collegues. Of course, I will give you some money for your efforts.

Moving the funds out of here is not going to be much of a problem as arrangements are being made towards that. All I want from you is your trust and assurance that if the box gets to you, you can keep it in a safe place until our arrival. I have to stop here for now. We have limited time now, kindly get back to me immediately via email address (blahblahblah)

In God we trust,

Lance Corporal Alan Tyler

Now, if we want to have a little useless super nerd fun with this, here’s the rub:

According to the Treasury department, the approximate weight of a currency note, regardless of denomination is (1) one gram. There are 454 grams in one (1) U.S. pound, thus 454 bills in a pound.

For $1 million dollars:

  • In $1 dollar bills = 2,202.6 pounds (55,065 lbs for $25 million)
  • In $20 dollar bills = 110 pounds (2,750 lbs for $25 million)
  • In $100 dollar bills = 22 pounds (550.65 lbs for $25 million)

$1 million dollars in $100 dollar bills, when stacked neatly, makes a block that’s little under a foot wide, just under half a foot long and a little over a foot high — basically about the size of a typical car battery for a 6-cylinder vehicle. For $25 million, picture a minimum of 25 car batteries. Imagine hauling that across the desert from Iraq to Kuwait…