Across America, the cost of a pack of cigarettes has risen substantially over the years to help curb consumption and raise funds for various education and health initiatives. For Josh Muszynski, however, his latest purchase of a pack in New Hampshire might as well have funded the world economy for the next decade.

After checking his checking account statement, Muszynski was shocked to see a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500 (twenty-three quadrillion, one hundred forty-eight trillion, eight hundred fifty-five billion, three hundred eight million, one hundred eighty-four thousand, five hundred dollars) charge for cigarettes he bought at a gas station.

One phone call, and several hours later, Bank Of America was able to reverse the charge -- and the hilarious $15 fee that came with it.

Hey, if such a tax helps fund health care and renewable energy projects, I'm all for it. But perhaps we could start with $50 packs first? 

Source: MSNBC

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